Extra Helping - EYBD Promotion

Now with EYBDigital, if you buy a print book within the promotional period, for the first time you will have access to the full EYBD cookbook wherever you can access our site - on vacation, at work, in the grocery store, etc. In addition to the digital book, all the features of EYB will be included in the access, at no cost to the book purchaser. For more information see our EYBD Page.

• Recipe search
• Bookmarks
• Recipe ratings and reviews
• Photo upload (personal photos of dishes cooked)
• Shopping lists

We are pleased to share a promotion for Extra Helping: Recipes for Building Community One Dish at a Time by Janet Elsbach, our latest EYBD Book on its publication day. Janet's events are shared on our calendar.

One of the essential ways to show up for people is to feed them. When our son was in and out of the hospital for almost a three month period last year, it would have meant everything to me if someone would have brought over a meal. When your mind and body is exhausted, that basic act - even if it is a take-out pizza - is life giving.

This year when we moved our friend prepared dinner for us which we shared at 9 pm with the moving employees on a make-shift picnic table set up in the garage - it was wonderful. The movers stated no one had ever did that for them - sat and shared a meal after they had been working all day. (Our friend also had bought breakfast sandwiches for us all including the movers and we bought pizza for the guys for lunch. She saved that day and we will never forget that.)

Extra Helping is for anyone who wants to nurture others. With recipes tailored to meet many of the dietary modifications that illness and recovery (not to mention modern life) often entail, as well as suggestions that range from mailing a care package to bringing over a full, hot meal, this title will guide us in the best ways to offer our support.  

In eight chapters, Extra Helping walks the helpful friend through cooking for people who are dealing with illness, recovery, and loss - or celebrating babies, birthdays, and new homes. Personal stories from the front lines of care, shortcuts for the time-strapped, and sidebars full of tips and embellishments round out a collection of over 60 recipes (ingredients given in both volume and weight measurements), aid readers in developing a style of caregiving all their own. The true beauty of this special book is its cause - a portion of the sales will go toward Feeding America.

Our   takes you inside this book with the following 

If you order before February 16, 2019 register here (be sure you have a photo of your receipt or screenshot from your online order ready to upload). Once your purchase has been verified, this button will appear on the book on your Bookshelf next to the title and will take you to the digital access for this book.

Below are screenshots showing how these features will appear.





Special thanks to the publisher, for working with us to bring this exclusive incentive to our members as well as for providing five copies of Extra Helping in our giveaway below.

The publisher is offering five copies of this book to EYB Members in the US and Canada. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on January 13th, 2019.


  • lean1  on  11/13/2018 at 11:10 AM

    Roasted Carrot Romesco!

  • sarahawker  on  11/13/2018 at 12:12 PM

    Shapeshifter baked pancake

  • ravensfan  on  11/13/2018 at 2:01 PM

    Red rice with squash and smoky cheese

  • mariannec23  on  11/13/2018 at 2:19 PM

    Whoopie pies!!

  • lpatterson412  on  11/13/2018 at 2:47 PM

    Cinnamon apple muffins!

  • janv  on  11/13/2018 at 4:13 PM

    Now and later pumpkin muffins - conventional

  • tennyogirl  on  11/13/2018 at 4:49 PM

    Tofu chorizo

  • choppergirl  on  11/13/2018 at 5:43 PM

    Citrusy grilled chicken or tofu skewers with roasted carrot romesco

  • jr0717  on  11/13/2018 at 6:03 PM

    The super savory kebabs with unpeanut sauce!

  • JRumi  on  11/14/2018 at 6:07 AM

    Pumpkin bread pudding

  • Analyze  on  11/14/2018 at 7:57 AM

    Priority chocolate cookies - gluten free and conventional

  • Macpherk7  on  11/14/2018 at 11:20 AM

    A hell of a cookie

  • kmn4  on  11/14/2018 at 3:22 PM

    A hot drink of substance

  • jmay42066  on  11/14/2018 at 4:01 PM

    Baked custard with caramel

  • mpdeb98  on  11/14/2018 at 6:37 PM

    Whoopie pies - conventional

  • Lkitchings  on  11/14/2018 at 9:56 PM

    Zucchini me-mo

  • MiMi60  on  11/15/2018 at 9:24 AM

    Red rice with squash and smoky cheese

  • EmilyR  on  11/16/2018 at 12:06 AM

    Sun salutations cookies

  • t.t  on  11/17/2018 at 12:11 AM

    Super savory ground kebabs with unpeanut sauce

  • sacredshs  on  11/17/2018 at 3:35 AM

    Sunflower salutations cookies

  • debbiehb  on  11/17/2018 at 1:51 PM

    Now and later pumpkin muffins - gluten-free

  • Virgogal  on  11/17/2018 at 4:38 PM

    Noodles with Options. Sounds deeeeelish!

  • elsid22  on  11/17/2018 at 7:15 PM

    Zuchinni me mo

  • banba1  on  11/17/2018 at 9:13 PM

    Based on the ingredients alone, I'd love to try the Super savory ground kebabs with unpeanut sauce!

  • Mmolls  on  11/17/2018 at 9:39 PM

    Noodles with options sounds amazing!

  • hibeez  on  11/18/2018 at 10:10 AM

    Soothing green bisque

  • PeavineBlues  on  11/18/2018 at 4:05 PM

    Pumpkin Muffins

  • RickPearson54  on  11/19/2018 at 9:00 AM

    pumpkin muffins

  • Uhmandanicole  on  11/20/2018 at 4:24 AM

    Noodles with options

  • Siegal  on  11/20/2018 at 6:42 AM

    I Always wanted to make Whoopi’s pies

  • thewoobdog  on  11/20/2018 at 12:16 PM

    Noodles with options

  • KarenGlad  on  11/21/2018 at 7:12 AM

    Pumpkin muffins

  • antpantsii  on  11/22/2018 at 6:28 AM

    Enchilada sauce

  • Steben  on  11/22/2018 at 6:19 PM


  • rejcooks  on  11/23/2018 at 9:40 AM

    pumpkin muffins!

  • Jenamarie  on  11/23/2018 at 7:52 PM

    chocolate rose mousse

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  11/24/2018 at 7:05 AM

    would start at the beginning and try my hand at the carnitas found on page 19

  • Laura1  on  11/24/2018 at 5:49 PM

    pumpkin muffins

  • eatysmith  on  11/25/2018 at 4:07 AM

    Great big enchilada-ish bake!

  • LaurenE  on  11/25/2018 at 4:21 PM

    Red rice with squash and smoky cheese

  • Dannausc  on  11/29/2018 at 5:18 PM


  • Vanice  on  12/1/2018 at 8:34 AM

    Sun salutations cookies

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  12/7/2018 at 1:49 AM

    I would like to make the Forsaking all other roasted tomato soup.

  • Lmocooks  on  12/11/2018 at 1:40 PM

    Red rice with squash and Smokey cheese

  • gottabekd  on  12/21/2018 at 9:41 PM

    Beef and barley soup

  • Karla123  on  12/26/2018 at 8:58 AM

    Wild rice soup...healthful and full of flavor...my kind of soup.

  • auntietina  on  12/29/2018 at 4:18 AM

    A herd of mousse - lemon mousse

  • orchidlady01  on  12/30/2018 at 1:22 AM

    Chocolate pudding

  • Nhcookingdiva  on  12/30/2018 at 9:42 PM

    Noodles with Options

  • jemans  on  12/31/2018 at 6:42 PM

    The kebabs sounds absolutely perfect! That would be my first!

  • lgroom  on  12/31/2018 at 11:02 PM

    Zucchini me-mo

  • tarae1204  on  1/3/2019 at 9:27 AM

    Black bean soup

  • ket06e  on  1/3/2019 at 9:48 AM

    twice baked potatoes

  • Amandaspamanda  on  1/4/2019 at 12:23 PM

    Green rice - it sounds so fresh and good!

  • ChefPauli  on  1/5/2019 at 4:00 PM

    whoopie pies

  • PennyG  on  1/5/2019 at 5:03 PM

    Twice-baked potatoes

  • rsgrandinetti  on  1/6/2019 at 10:03 PM

    The pumpkin bread pudding sounds good

  • Nrshelley  on  1/8/2019 at 5:48 PM

    A helluva cookie - any cookies, actually.

  • lselke  on  1/13/2019 at 1:55 PM

    Maybe it's just the name, but soothing green bisque sounds so delicious right now.

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