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Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes

Weelicious cookbook (cover)

Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes

by Catherine McCord

Publisher: William Morrow

Publication Date: September 2012

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Featured Recipe: Avocado Shake

Every parent knows how difficult it is to get  kids eating happily and healthily. Catherine McCord has the answer: Weelicious! Creator of the wildly popular blog Weelicious.com, Catherine, who honed her cooking skills at Manhattan’s Institute of Culinary Education, strongly believes in the “one family/one meal” idea—preparing a single, scrumptious meal that the entire family can sit down and enjoy together rather than having to act as “short order cook” for kids who each want something different. In Weelicious, she offers dozens of recipes and tips for creating quick, easy, healthy, and fun food that moms, dads, and young children of any age will absolutely adore—from the most persnickety infants to the pickiest grade-schoolers.

If you have small kids, no doubt you know all about Catherine McCord’s Weelicious.com blog. I know all about the blog, and I don’t even have small kids (check out the incredibly helpful “how-to of the day” section). Based on her popular blog, the Weelicious cookbook contains not just 140 recipes for families with picky eaters but also helpful sections such as “Good Habits Start from the First Few Bites,” “Food Shopping with Kids,” “Shopping for High-Quality Food at the Lowest Prices Possible,” “Getting Your Kids Involved in the Cooking,” and “Weelicious Cooking Staples.”

When the Weelicious cookbook was published, I wanted to find a reviewer who fit the profile of the cookbook audience. Who better than a busy blogger mom of three? I don’t remember how I first discovered Deborah Harroun’s blog Taste and Tell. Maybe it was her friendly writing style. Or  her scrumptious photos. Or her community-building”blogger spotlight.” Or her home state of Utah (where I used to live). She describes her blog: “Here you will find easy, fast, and family-friendly recipes.  I am a believer that anyone can cook and that dinner doesn’t have to be complicated.  The majority of the dinner recipes featured here can be made in under an hour. I am a mom to 3 of the cutest kids alive and a wife to my best friend.  I am so grateful that they all encourage and support me here! I love cookbooks (and love collecting them!) as well as food magazines. I also love developing and creating my own recipes. The kitchen is my happy place.” Aha, maybe it was that love of cookbooks that drew me to Deborah’s Taste and Tell!

Cooks&Books&Recipes Featured Cook Deborah Harroun, Taste and Tell:

Before I had kids, I knew that I never wanted to be a “chicken nugget mom.”  I had seen it before: mom goes to lots of trouble to have dinner on the table every night, but since her kids won’t eat, she makes them a separate meal that they will eat.  Usually chicken nuggets or sandwiches.  Growing up, this was never an option in our house.  You either ate what my mom made, or you didn’t eat.  So I had it in my mind that I would be the same way when I had kids. When I finally did have kids, I quickly found out that it’s not that easy.  Kids are finicky.  And you want your kids to be happy.  I still won’t make two meals–I’m a stickler about that–but instead I try to usually search out meals that both my kids and my husband and I will like. Enter Weelicious.  I knew I would love this cookbook the minute I read on the cover “One Family.  One Meal.”  This cookbook is filled with nutritious food that everyone in the family will love.  And it’s realistic food–food that I wouldn’t hesitate making for my family every day.  My kids are still picky eaters, but I know that with food like the recipes in Weelicious, it will be easier to get my kids to try–and, hopefully, love!–new foods.

Cooks&Books&Recipes Editors:

Thanks to the generous folks at William Morrow / HarperCollins, we have one copy of Weelicious to give away to a lucky Cooks&Books&Recipes reader.

Giveaway Notes: There are six ways to enter the giveaway, but it’s not necessary to do all six entries. Choose whichever one(s) you like, and you’ll be entered in the giveaway. Giveaway ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, March 31, 2013.
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58 Responses to “Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes”

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    Allison — March 13, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    Can’t wait to try out this book! Need some creative ideas for my toddler!

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    Jennifer — March 13, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    This looks like a must have for all parents!

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    Andrea M — March 13, 2013 @ 9:19 pm

    Always have a hard time finding recipes my two picky eaters will eat!

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    Sunnie — March 14, 2013 @ 6:43 am

    Id love to win this, I cook all the time!

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    crystle tellerday — March 14, 2013 @ 8:57 am

    id give this to my mother for mothers day

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    Carrie — March 14, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    Although I recieve the Weelicious emails and love them. I would love to add this cookbook to my collection. Thanks for the chance!

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    Jennifer — March 14, 2013 @ 11:35 am

    I love Weelicious and every recipe I’ve tried from her website. I would love the book!

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    Christy — March 14, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    I just discovered weelicious a few weeks ago, when my youngest was ready for solids but refusing purees. I’ve made half a dozen of her recipes since then, some of them more than once. Love it!

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    Christy — March 14, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    I love Weelicious!

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    Amanda — March 14, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    Love Weelicious and have been dying to get the cookbook! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Christine Ferguson — March 14, 2013 @ 11:49 am

    I love Weelicious and I have mad love for Catherine. She’s from my hometown!

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    Amy L. — March 14, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    I love Weelicious!

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    Monica S — March 14, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! Love the recipes I have found so far!

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    Jessica — March 14, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

    I love Weelicious!

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    Lori Kenney — March 14, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    I would love to win this book! : )

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    GK — March 14, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    Love Weelicious! thanks for the giveaway.

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    Kristin — March 14, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

    I’ve made a few recipes from the website and have loved them! Would really like to win a copy of the book!

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    Laura — March 14, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    Yum! Looks awesome!

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    Natalie — March 14, 2013 @ 5:57 pm

    Love her website

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    Meghan — March 14, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

    Awesome giveaway…thanks for the chance to win

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    Jim Weaver — March 14, 2013 @ 6:49 pm

    Can’t wait to win so I can try fixing some of the recipes with my grandbabies

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    Jennifer Holovack — March 14, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

    I have the pickiest kids! I would love this book!

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    Stacey — March 14, 2013 @ 9:19 pm

    I’d love to win this book! I need ideas for my two boys. :-)

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    Tracy S — March 14, 2013 @ 10:39 pm

    I’d love to win this!

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    Cici — March 15, 2013 @ 12:05 am

    This book looks amazing. I’d love to win it! Thanks!

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    Samantha B. — March 15, 2013 @ 2:22 am

    I ADORE the Weelicious blog and would love to try out her cookbook!

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    Sarah — March 15, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    Would love to try this!

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    Karen — March 15, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    Would love to add this cookbook to my collection…

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    Sylvia Zajis — March 15, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    I would love to add this to my cookbook collection, love how you incorporate the children.

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    Daniel M — March 15, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

    Fast, Fresh, and Easy sounds good to me

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    Talia — March 15, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    I’d love to win! I’m always on the lookout for new recipes for my picky son.

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    kathleen kiley — March 15, 2013 @ 9:05 pm

    Love this post

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    Vera K — March 16, 2013 @ 5:45 am

    Fast, fresh AND easy?? I’m in.

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    Andrea — March 16, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    I follow Weelicious on Facebook and I love her ideas!

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    Michelle Lee — March 16, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    Love the website and I’d love to win this book!

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    Pim — March 16, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    Thanks for this great giveaway!

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    Chantal — March 16, 2013 @ 5:47 pm

    I am always looking for healthy fun recipes! Thanks for the chance!

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    Shannon — March 16, 2013 @ 8:58 pm

    Looks like a great cookbook’! I would love to try out some of the recipes!

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    Mary Casper — March 17, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    just found (discovered) Weelicious and Im hooked

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    polly — March 17, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    always looking for new recipies to make for our grandson

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    Diane Sallans — March 17, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

    this would be perfect – need some new recipes to tempt the tastebuds!

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    Lauren Rochon — March 17, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

    Thank you so much for this giveaway! I am not a very experienced cook, so any new recipes to try are most welcome!

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    Tara L — March 18, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

    I would love to win this giveaway :)

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    Dorothy Teel — March 19, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    Cool a Cook book with the kiddos in mind, They say if you let the kids cook they will usually eat what they cook and this is one way of helping them gain confidence in life. I let all 4 of my boys cook and all four of them are the maincooks in their families.. Go for it

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    Carmela C — March 19, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    It all looks Yummy. I would love to win this cookbook.

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    Kristy - Savvy and Sassy — March 19, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

    I would love to find recipes that our daughter would enjoy along with us. :)

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    Courtney — March 19, 2013 @ 11:32 pm

    My mom and me are food nuts and we collect recipe books. We try our best to cook all the recipes in cookbooks.

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    sandra — March 20, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    my sons are incredibly picky eaters

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    Ellen Anderson — March 21, 2013 @ 5:20 am

    My husband is an incredibly picky eater so I’m always looking for new recipes that he’ll love! I’d love to win :)

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    Tara C. — March 22, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

    My family loves the recipes in her other book!

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    Kim Pollock — March 22, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

    Would love this, so many good recipes to try for the kids!

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    Crystal — March 23, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

    This looks like a great book!!

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    Cee — March 23, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    I follow the Weelicious site and love their recipes! Cee

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    Lisa Romine — March 23, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

    This would make a great gift to someone who is having their first child.

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    marissa m — March 28, 2013 @ 9:32 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Lesley F — March 30, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Thanks for the chance to win

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    liz l — March 30, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    This looks great

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    Connie Lee — March 31, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    I would like to win this cookbook. I’m always looking for new simple recipes.

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