You already know the sleep-deprived/frazzled/busy feeling of trying to cook nutritious meals with a newborn or toddler in tow. Well, we’re here with a challenge that may actually make your life a little easier. Are you game? Then join us in our PARENTS NEED TO EAT TOO COOKING PARTY! You could win prizes from HarperCollins and KitchenAid.

PARENTS NEED TO EAT TOO is the first cookbook from popular food blogger Debbie Koenig, whose blog PARENTS NEED TO EAT TOO (formerly Words to Eat By) has helped thousands of moms with her funny yet comforting voice and her delicious moms’-lifestyle-friendly recipes. To usher in the publication, which goes on sale February 21, 2012, HarperCollins and KitchenAid are sponsoring a party—where the guests are fantastic family bloggers, and the good times are had in the kitchen! As a participating blogger, you’ll be asked to cook recipes featured in PARENTS NEED TO EAT TOO. There are two levels of participation: blog at least once in the three-week period and you’re entered to win one of 10 KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blenders; OR blog three times (once a week for three weeks) and you’re entered to win a KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor. All participants will receive a free copy of PARENTS NEED TO EAT TOO for giving away and a library of three WIlliam Morrow Cookbooks. We’ll also support you with assistance with building blog traffic and your social media platform with the help of Parents Need to Eat Too blog, KitchenAid, and HarperCollins.

In order to be entered to participate in the PARENTS NEED TO EAT TOO COOKING PARTY, read the criteria below and then complete the form.

  • During the 3 week period, February 1-21, 2012, participants must post to their blog about their experiences cooking from PARENTS NEED TO EAT TOO. They may prepare any dish from the book that they wish, but we ask that they do not post the recipes unless it is one of the pre-approved recipes (a list will be provided with the digital assets).
  • Bloggers will write 1-3 posts about cooking from PARENTS NEED TO EAT TOO. We of course welcome more frequent posts if so inclined!
  • Participants will help to spread the word about PARENTS NEED TO EAT TOO through their Facebook page and Twitter feed.
  • Participants are encouraged to engage in dialogue with other bloggers who are participating in the Blogger Party by commenting on their blog posts, RTing their tweets, and liking and commenting on their related Facebook status updates.

Participants Will Receive:

  • ONE pre-publication copy of PARENTS NEED TO EAT TOO to use to cook from for the three-week-long program
  • ONE additional finished copy of PARENTS NEED TO EAT TOO to offer as a giveaway through your blog, Twitter feed, or Facebook profile
  • Participants who blog once will be entered to win one of ten (10) Kitchen Aid 5-Speed Hand Blenders (Pictured above; Retail value $129.99) once the three-week blogging project is over (winners selected at random)
  • Participants who blog three times during the time period will be entered in a drawing to win a KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor (Retail value $249.99) once the three-week blogging project is over (winner selected at random)
  • CONTENT, LINKS & IMAGES. We will provide you with a few recipes from the book to publish on your blog, links to additional content, and a video


  • Book Chatter newsletter (17,000 subscribers)
  • Book Club Girl Blog (17,600 Facebook fans and 10,000 Twitter  followers)
  • William Morrow Social Media (5,500 Facebook Fans and 3,600 Twitter followers)
  • HarperCollins Social Media (3,300 Facebook fans and 17,500 Twitter followers)
  • Parent Need to Eat Too Blog and Social Media
    • Official author blog: Parents Need to Eat Too: Debbie Koenig’s Words to Eat By
    • Facebook Fan Page: Parents Need to Eat Too (5,000+ fans)
    • Twitter: @debbieharry (2,000+ followers)

The deadline to apply is January 26, 2012. Participants will receive materials by January 31, 2012.

CLICK HERE to Enter!

Promotional support provided by KitchenAid. Visit them on Facebook, follow on Twitter, or join them on Google+.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Julie

    I’m pretty sure this makes me a total weirdo, but that handblender is so pretty. What a great promo…cannot wait for the big release!

    1. Debbie Koenig

      Ha, thanks Julie! It’s pretty darn sweet, that’s for sure. WAY fancier than your average stick blender. The processor is so cool I can barely control myself–I’ve got one & I’m going to blog about that separately soon.

  2. meri

    joined. can’t wait to spread the word!

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