Win a Signed Copy of The Kitchen’s Cookbook Club Feature, Desserts for Every Season

by in Contests, January 11th, 2014

Desserts for Every SeasonFor the first time on Saturday’s brand-new episode of The Kitchen (airing Saturdays at 11am/10c), the co-hosts introduced fans to what will become a regular segment on the show — Cookbook Club — wherein they welcome a cookbook author to the set to check out his or her recipes and even taste some of the book’s most-tempting dishes.

Pastry chef Jenny McCoy kicked it off this week with her publication, Desserts for Every Season, a sweet-tooth-satisfying collection of easy-to-make treats. While the book boasts recipes that are grouped by seasonal ingredients and flavors, Jenny says that each how-to is approachable enough that you can swap out the fruit featured in one season’s dish for something else — whatever happens to be the freshest when you’re making it. She and Katie wasted no time in cooking up one of the book’s most-decadent recipes, Chocolate-Dried Cherry Bread Pudding — a warm, gooey dessert made with milk chocolate, a bit of orange zest and some chewy dried cherries.

You can buy Jenny’s book here, or you can enter to win a free copy from FN Dish. We’re giving five lucky, randomly selected fans a signed copy of Jenny’s book. To enter to win, just leave a comment below telling FN Dish your all-time favorite dessert recipe on (you must include a recipe URL).

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win. For the first day of the giveaway, all entries (answers) must be entered between 11am EST on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, and 5pm EST on January 17, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance of the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: approx. $35.00. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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Comments (1,272)

  1. Tiffany says:

    My son's favorite dessert is Ina Garten's Outrageous Brownies. I make this recipe every year to send to my son's school as his birthday treat. This year when my son was passing out brownies to some of his former teachers, he was asked if the brownies were "his mom's amazing brownies"? I have to say that maybe I have not been completely honest. I have not given credit, where credit is due. Thank you Ina Garten for your Outrageous Brownie recipe, and helping me look like baker!!!

    Outrageous Brownies

    1 pound unsalted butter
    1 pound plus 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
    6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
    6 extra-large eggs
    3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
    2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
    2 1/4 cups sugar
    1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    3 cups chopped walnuts


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Butter and flour a 12 x 18 x 1-inch baking sheet.

    Melt together the butter, 1 pound of chocolate chips, and the unsweetened chocolate in a medium bowl over simmering water. Allow to cool slightly. In a large bowl, stir (do not beat) together the eggs, coffee granules, vanilla, and sugar. Stir the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and allow to cool to room temperature.

    In a medium bowl, sift together 1 cup of flour, the baking powder, and salt. Add to the cooled chocolate mixture. Toss the walnuts and 12 ounces of chocolate chips in a medium bowl with 1/4 cup of flour, then add them to the chocolate batter. Pour into the baking sheet.

    Bake for 20 minutes, then rap the baking sheet against the oven shelf to force the air to escape from between the pan and the brownie dough. Bake for about 15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not overbake! Allow to cool thoroughly, refrigerate, and cut into 20 large squares.

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  2. Carolyn Meyer says:

    My favorite FN Dish is Emeril Lagasse's Baklava! Me and my son love to make it and its SO GOOD! _

  3. L. J. Brewer says:

    Emeril Lagasse's chocolate-bananna desserts recipe is wonderful variation of Mexican style flavors. can be found at

  4. Kathryn says:

    My family loves Nigela's Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova! It is a fabulous concoction of meringue, dark chocolate, fresh raspberries and basalmic vinegar! I know we would love the dried cherry and chocolate bread pudding, too! Thank you for hosting this entertaining and informative new show!

  5. Becky H says:

    My favorite all time is Ree's Peach Crisp with Maple cream sauce. You can use seasonal fruit and the maple cream sauce is fabulous!

  6. Monica Villarreal says: Ellie Kreuger meatloaf.

  7. Dina Norwood says:

    Who doesn't Love tortillas or chocolate???!!! The Dessert Quesadillas are not only easy and delicious , but they also provide an opportunity to include the whole family to participate in customizing their own! Love them!!!

  8. Mary K. says:

    I made The Barefoot Contessa's Salted Caramel Brownies when we had to stay home with a "snow day". Wow how decadent! Truly a hit with all the family.

  9. Linda M says:

    I'm an old fashioned girl, but Paul Dean's banana pudding recipe is so easy and lasts a long time after prep, it's the perfect church potluck dessert

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