Friday, January 20, 2012

Giveaway: Olive Oil Desserts

Olive oil is good for your hair, skin and overall health, according to Deborah Richter, a Catholic Health Registered Dietitian (read her Ask the Expert article).

I've been getting my share of olive oil with the help of Olive Oil Desserts, a cookbook that replaces margarine and butter with olive oil.

The author's recipe for chocolate chip cookies is as good, if not better, than the classic Toll House recipe and just as easy to make (read my review).

If you're interested in making desserts that you can enjoy without some of the guilt, enter to win our giveaway for Olive Oil Desserts. One copy of the book will be mailed to the winning entrant, chosen at random from commentors on this specific post and from our email subscribers.

Contest Details

To enter, leave a comment on this blog post (include your first name or a screen name) or subscribe to our email newsletter.

If you're entering via commenting, what is your favorite dessert?

Official Rules

  1. I'll randomly select a winner (using a random number generator) on Friday, January 27, 2012 and announce the winner on the blog that day.
  2. Winners are chosen from among the commentors on this blog post and our email subscribers. You can do one or the other; it is not necessary to do both.
  3. Prizes that are not claimed within 3 weeks of the winner announcement will be carried forward to the next draw. When an email address is available (the prize winner is an email subscriber), prize winners will be contacted by email. When an email address is not available (the prize winner commented on the blog), the winner will be asked in the winner announcement to contact me to arrange for prize delivery.
  4. You must be at least 18 years of age and a United States resident.


  1. i do love desserts... if I win the cookbook I will bake and blog about the recipes. :)

  2. Thanks for entering Michelle! I've added your blog to the blog roll.

    1. Thanks Amy. I checked out your sewing blog. good job.

  3. I can't wait to use some of the recipes!


  4. My favorite dessert is fudge. Susan

  5. I hope there is a brownie recipe. This would definitely be the first I'd try. Otherwise, I would bake apple pie =)

    Where did you find your California Olive Oil? It's my favorite brand and since moving to WNY from Dallas, I haven't been able to find it. I think blogging about this is a great idea too!

    Does the book also include other non-traditional ingredients such as applesauce or splenda?

  6. My favorite dessert is pumpkin cheesecake. I could eat my weight in it, I believe. LOL Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter.

  7. Jennifer,

    Yes, there is a brownie recipe. There is also one for apple pie.

    The image is actually from the author's website. Have you looked at D'Avolio Olive Oils? They have some olive oils from California. Here is their site:

    There is an applesauce cake that uses applesauce, but I don't see any other recipes with applesauce.

    The author calls for granulated sugar in many of the recipes, but doesn't specify sugar substitutes like Splenda.

    1. I haven't heard of D'Avolio but I will now. Thank you so much for the great info!

  8. I'm so glad to learn about the nutritional benefits of using olive oil. Rachel Ray is also a great advocate for using it! (her and her "EVOO"). My favorite dessert is red velvet cake! Hope I get a chance to explore using it more with this book!

  9. Anything chocolate or tiramisu. Thanks! Kelly

  10. I recently found out that I am lactose intolerant and it is very hard to find recipes that are free of dairy as well as butter and that actually taste good. I would love to know how to incorporate more of this beneficial ingredient in my new healthy eating lifestyle and reap the rewards of the healthy benefits of eating with olive oil and getting healthy fat and not the bad fat that comes from butter.


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