Kathy Wakile Wants To Celebrate Her Book Success with All About The Tea Readers – Cookbook Giveaway!

Posted on Oct 17 2014 - 12:16pm by Editor

Kathy Wakile

Friday’s here everybody, and we have a scrumptious surprise for you all to kick off the weekend!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, Kathy Wakile’s  dessert cookbook, “Indulge: Delicious Little Desserts That Keep Life Real Sweet,” has been a delectable success, and Kathy wants All About The Tea to join her in celebration!  

Kathy’s first cookbook venture is focused on indulgent dessert recipes served in small portions, and book sales have been smashing. The cookbook hit #1 on Amazon’s dessert baking pre-order list, and has since landed on the Publisher’s Weekly bestsellers list. This is a book industry nationally credited list that reflects real number of sales. “Indulge” has sold over 6,000 copies (to date) and that number continues to rise. 

Kathy’s dessert cookbook made Publishers Weekly bestseller lists off of Bookscan numbers which gives the industry nationally accredited sales numbers for best seller lists. Publisher’s Weekly has the top 25 with real number of sales and Kathy’s book hit top 10!

A HUGE congratulations Kathy!

Kathy and her crew enjoyed a fabulous launch party at Shadow Boxers, and now they have decided  to spread the love!

Shout out to our Twitter friend (@tlcville) for sending us the following photo taken at Kathy’s book signing at Mohegan Sun last weekend. She said Kathy and Richie were both kind and engaging.

Kathy and Rich Wakile

 

The Big Announcement!

All About The Tea is excited to announce that in celebration of Kathy’s success, we are kicking off a chance for 10 lucky posters to receive an autographed copy of “Indulge.” Just imagine the yummy holiday possibilities! We will give two autographed books away each week, for five consecutive weeks. The winners will be determined by…what else?? LOTS of chatting, snarking, and sharing opinions on All About The Tea. FUN!! 

Kathy Wakile

Break out your inner chatterbox and you might find yourself whipping up heavenly desserts like a pro! Comments will be counted, but quality matters!  Hang with old pals, meet new ones, and let’s have a yummy five weeks!  Details of the giveaway will be communicated next week. Stay tuned.

 

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  • nan/4

    WOWZERS!!!!! Just in case you’re reading Kathy, I think that you’re the BEST, and Rich and the kids are too! You’re a real class-act. This doesn’t count. No snark here…..just the truth. 😉

    • nan/4

      No one is posting so I’ll just talk to myself. This is SO COOL!!!!!! AAtT ROCKS!!!!

      Okay. I’m finished now…..;-/

      • WCF upgraded to Window 8.1 and is having computer problems. She’ll be on soon.

        • nan/4

          She’s going to be so excited! It IS exciting Doc!!!!

          • She’s super happy. She emailed with her excitement. She can’t wait to get on here.

    • RealitytvJunkie

      Hi Nan. I agree, Kathy is the BEST. You can tell she’s a real cook not like her cousin’s desserts. No comparison.

  • Norrth

    SHOOT! I pre-ordered via Amazon and have a copy (though not signed). I wish Kathy would send samples of those delicious looking desserts! I haven’t had the nerve to try to make anything, yet.

    • KJ

      Hey North how are ya?
      If you win, u can send it to me, the unsigned copy!! LOL

  • DLister

    This is really terrific, AATT. Congrats on a great promotion.

    The publisher’s graphic artist/department created a beautiful cover.

    • nan/4

      Yeah, but now I’m hungry!

      • KJ

        Hi sweet pea!!

        • nan/4

          Hi honey. I’m sending soup. I feel terrible that you’re sick. Let me know what I can do???? TTYL???? OY!!!!!!

          • So caring. Love ya honey.

          • nan/4

            You too Doc!!!! :-))

    • Hi DLister! 🙂

      I agree 100%. I think Kathy and her family are the real deal!! Genuine, hard working and humble people. It’s awesome she supporting AATT and it’s readers.

      • KJ

        Hi luvie

        • Hiiiiii my lovely KJ! How are you and Alex doing?

          • KJ

            I’m not feeling very well, have the flu, & a cold. She has the cold God love her! I feel so badly for her!! I hate it! 🙁

          • DLister

            Aww, KJ! I come from a long line of great Jewish Mothers — please enjoy some great, hot chicken soup (matzoh balls extra but so yummy), fluids, bed rest and of course, reading AATT! Hoping you feel much better soon.

          • KJ

            Thanks luv.
            I can’t stay out of the bathroom long enuf to make chicken noodle soap! 🙁

          • DLister

            Here where I live, we have a couple of Jewish delis — I’d bring you over some if I could! (yes, WITH matzoh balls!).

          • KJ

            Awe thanks!! :))

          • nan/4

            OH NO!!!!! FEEL BETTER KJ! I AM Jewish, and the soup is in the mail!!!!!

          • MorningYawn

            I’m not Jewish but know enough that matzoh ball soup cures all!!!

          • I love Matzoh ball soup. Yum!!

          • Jennymckitty

            Hey KJ, so sorry to hear that you guys are under the weather. We had it last week and it isn’t fun.

          • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

            Aww Honey! Sending much love & well wishes to you both! Big, big hugs! Feel better soon.

          • KJ

            Hopefully well get this over & done with early!! Ugh!!

          • KJ

            Hey doc, tell WCF congrats on the giants going to the World Series!!
            KC Royal’s will see them there!!
            I gotta go!!
            Love ya all!!
            Kisses!!

          • Absolutely!!!

            Hugs & Kisses to you my friends.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Thanks, KJ. See you Tuesday!!!
            Take care, please

      • DLister

        Hey, Sweet Seuss! I think this is really great. I’m not a dessert eater and don’t bake; however, I love to cook! Gonna make some Bolognese in about an hour … mmmm!
        Kathy and Rich’s kids are gorgeous. Their son, in my opinion, is too hot to handle! Yowza! Makes me wish I was 17 again!

        • Hey honey! This comment is awesome. Bolognese is yummy!! Wish you could share. All this food talk is making me hungry.

          • DLister

            I so would if I could! To me, cooking is truly L-O-V-E. I adore the entire process and mostly, the sharing. I’m such a happy little homebody these days and life couldn’t be sweeter! 🙂

  • RealitytvJunkie

    Yay!! I’m super excited for AATT and I will do my best to win a copy of Kathy’s delectable book. Great job AATT!

    • KJ

      Hi reality!! How are ya?? It’s awesome

      • RealitytvJunkie

        Hi KJ. I’m feeling better, thank you. How are you?

        • KJ

          Kinda under the weather!
          Glad ur feeling better though!!

    • Birdie11

      Let the chatting begin!! Almost SCARY when sweets are involved! 😀

  • KJ

    She is as NICE as I always said she was!! Thanks Kathy & thanks AATT
    Whoo Hoo!!

  • Birdie11

    Congrats to AATT…I will yak with no incentive, but when desserts are involved the gloves are OFF!

    • KJ

      Birdie!! Hi!!
      How r u babe!!

      • Birdie11

        I’m well KJ…happy Friday!

        • KJ

          Same to u love

  • Chloe

    Big score AATT! This site is growing leaps and bounds. Congrats. Kathy is my favorite on the show. She and her family show true love and support of each other. Her book success is no surprise. When you work hard, mind your business and live a positive life, good things will happen for you. You go Kathy!

    • KJ

      Hey Chloe
      I so totally agree!
      Their family & jacs! Just the best!!

      • Chloe

        Hello. Thanks. I love how everyone on this site is so friendly.

        • KJ

          They are the BEST!!!
          Everyone has an opinion & as long as ppl don’t dog another one all opinions are welcomed & laughter is a MUST!!! LOL
          Were a FAMILY!!!

          • Chloe

            I love that about this site. Started coming here from the beginning and it’s my go to site for the tea.

    • Hi Chloe! 🙂

      Love your avi. Happy Friday!!

  • michey

    This is an awesome giveaway!

  • michey

    I have always liked Kathy but not to crazy about how she has been treated on the show

    • Chloe

      Teresa must be pissed Kathy’s book is doing so well.

      • michey

        I agree

  • MorningYawn

    I would love it but have recently gone gluten free (for health reasons not a fad anorexic diet like Jennifer Lawrence says lol). Tell me how it is and let me live vicariously through you!! Kathy, if your thinking if doing a gf book, call me and I’ll taste test for ya!

    • Hi Morning Yawn. I believe the book offers Gluten free alternatives.

      • MorningYawn

        Oh, well how do you do!!! TY for that info!

        • You’re welcome! It’s FRIDAY!! Woot woot! It’s been a hell of a week. How are you doing, love?

          • MorningYawn

            It IS Friday! Doing well. Kids are off of school today and we had a nice lunch date. Now they are out playing with friends and I can clean. Good times! ha! Any big weekend plans?

    • DLister

      I write for a Gluten-Free publication, for trade. There is tons of research about how gluten affects millions of people. Food manufacturers are doing absolute wonders providing a wide range of delish foods that are fully gluten-free.

      • MorningYawn

        What pub, may I ask? I just subscribed to Eating Well. I love to cook so I am always looking for new recipes.

        • DLister

          Of course you may ask, sweetheart! I specialize in business to business media, this one is called Gluten-Free Retailer (for retailers), it’s new this year.

          • MorningYawn

            Congrats! It’s a growing market I hope your pub goes gang busters DL! Thx for sharing! About to give some new gf cookbooks a read!

      • No wonder! All your comments are well informed and highly intelligent.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Kathy does include some gluten-free recipes in this book. You might want to email her and find out more.

  • RonnieIsBack

    I’m IN…I love cooking and Llove Kathy!!!
    And not because she tastes like fish LOL

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    Fab giveaway and how great does Kathy look in that pic above?

  • Birdie11

    I can imagine myself making these desserts…even if my family east 6 of these small portions at a time!

  • Tlcville

    Wow lovey. This is awesome. And so are you xoxoxoxox. Kathy and Richie were so nice. He is a fun wise ass. And she is more beautiful in person. They were so sweet to pose with me. Considering I stepped on their feet.

    • Jennymckitty

      TLC, I’m jealous that you got a chance to meet her. I wish she would come to DC area.

  • Raine Woman

    Let me get this straight….we win prizes for being chatty and snarky????
    AAtT where have you been all my life? Sign me up!!! 🙂

    Now, for all those times when I have to work (because I really like sleeping indoors) and can’t be here to chat, I need all of you to pretend that I am here AND that I’m being hilariously snarky. Okay?
    I wish Kathy all the success with her book. It looks great! It would look great in my kitchen too. Just saying… 😉

    • Hi Raine Lady! “for all those times when I have to work (because I really like sleeping indoors)”<——That's why I love you girl. Bwahahahaha!!!!!!!!

      • Raine Woman

        What can I say, Doc…I’m a high-maintenance girl. Not only do I like to have a roof over my sleeping head, I also like heat, AC, electricity, running water, etc… I mean, I need all those things in order to make some “Indulge” desserts. 😉
        Right back atcha, Doc, and I hope you have a grand weekend!!!!

    • nan/4

      LOL! You’re adorable Rainey! I VOTE FOR RAINEY TO WIN ONE!!!!

      Does that count? ;-/

      P.S. Shhh….I’m tryin’ for ya’ darlin’!!!!

      • Raine Woman

        We really need to work on your subtlety (see below). 🙂

        How are you feeling? Getting better every day? Keep Trying, my friend!

        • nan/4

          I’m sorry but I think that for YOU Rainey it’s good to INDULGE by not being so subtle all of the time!!!! And you’re a real WINNER too and a HUGE CANOLLI LOVER, EVEN!!!!!

          Ahem. I’m getting stronger every day my dear. Thanks for asking! You are so DESERVING and I hope that you always get your just DESSERTS!!!!! (Or at least a book that shows you how to make them.)

          Wink, wink…..
          😉

          MMUUAH!

          • Raine Woman

            That’s what I’m talking about, nan! Nicely done!!!!!

            Keep resting and healing. I hear bite-sized Indulge(nt) desserts really help speed up the recovery process!!!
            xox

  • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

    Thanks Kathy & thanks AAtT! Wicked cool!
    No snark, no sass.
    Kathy I think your family is awesome. Your kids are amazing. Love you guys!
    Just wanted to say thank you Victoria for sharing your health struggles with us & reminding everyone what is truly important in life. Health & happiness. To love & be loved!
    Rosie you are dynamite! An absolute pisser. I would hang with you any day girl. You tell it like it is & I love it!
    & most of all to Mama Pierri, you are the epitome of class & grace. I can only hope & pray that my son would look at me & hold with the same esteem as your girls do you.
    You are blessed.
    You are loved!
    Mama P you kick-ass!

    • Raine Woman

      Well now you’re just sucking up! j/k 🙂

      • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

        LMAO! Nah Rainey, you’d know if I was sucking up there would have been graphics & flowers & pics & music. They don’t call me Hoover for nothing Raine! I go ALL out! Hah-ha-ha-ha-ha!

        Wait. That came out wrong! FOTFLMAO!

    • WestCoastFeed

      Hi, Tiger. Today has been my AARRGH! Day struggling with my computer. I don’t know how much is fixed yet, but at least I can post again.

      • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

        Ooooh West. Poor thing. So glad you got enough resolved so you can post. I know the feeling. I am still on my dinosaur. It’s making me crazy! Sooo slow, so very slow. It freezes & crashes. AHHHHH! Blasted machines!

    • Hi T-Lily! Happy Friday love!! ***BIG HUGS***

    • nan/4

      That was beautiful TL!

      xo
      😉

  • WestCoastFeed

    Terrific news for AAtT and Kathy.
    Congratulations to everyone involved

    • Hooray!! Sorry you had so many computer obstacles to deal with today. That automatic Windows 8.1 upgrade SUCKS! That’s why I love my Mac so much. I’ll never go back to a pc again.

  • Tlcville

    I’m so excited !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Katy’s hair is gorgeous !!!!! And Richie smells good ,, and he was so attentive to her. Richie mingled in the crowd while she had her time with people and then he was right back at her side. Supporting her. As yes. He is a smart ass. And laughs a lot !!! I luv his snark. Even when he’s bad

    • That’s AMAZING BALLS!!!! Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • Tlcville

    I have tweeted to Richie. On occasion. That he’s not nice at times. I have to admit. But. Watching him in person. I like him !!!!!!!!!

    • I think Richie gets a bad rap because of his dry sense of humor. I happen to like Richie.

      • Tlcville

        I think so too. He was a wise ass when I saw him. And I was glad. Because he is what he is. No matter where he is. He is that kind of guy. I was saying to myself. Wow. He’s just like on TV !!! And that says a lot.

  • Tlcville

    And. I am beet red in that pic. Because I stepped on Richies feet. Kathys too. I was a babbling fool. I was so excited that I was in the right place at the right time. I turned around. There they were and literally slammed into them !!!! And it was EPIC Fabulous. And hysterical

  • nan/4

    Kathy’s make-up looks GREAT! I wonder who the make-up artist was? wink, wink. WHOEVER she is, she’s VERY talented! nudge, nudge. LOL 😉

  • Tlcville

    And. Ok here’s a little bit of snark. Not too much. Just the facts. At mohegan sun book signing. I did not hear Anyone mention teresa. If they did. I didn’t hear. And I am pretty nosey and hear everything. And that was good. Because it was kathys time. Not. You know who’s

  • Tlcville

    And Kathy looks GOOD. She’s a hottie !!!!

  • Tlcville

    Richie looks exactly like he does on TV. And yes. He behaves the same way too. That made me chuckle.

  • Tlcville

    And you can tell. Kathy is passionate about her recipes !!!!!!! They come from the heart

  • Tlcville

    And yes !!!!!!! I’m working my ass off here. To win her book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tlcville

    After kathys appearance. We stopped for a cocktail. And bartender gave us REBA M tickets !!!!!! She was in conceet there that night !!!!!!! And I didn’t gamble !!!!!!!!! Wtf was I thinking. ?? I was lucky that night. Who knows. If I had gambled , I might have won. And been the richest HW in my town !!!!!!!

  • Tlcville

    Concert. I hate typos. Anyways. It was a fabulous night.

  • Shaneka Johnson

    If Kathy sold 6,000 books, why it did not make the New York Times Best Seller list,with the other cookbooks?Don’t believe her book sold 6,000 at all.Duck Dynasty men book sold 4,000 first week and made the NY Times Bestseller.

  • Tlcville

    Whatever list Kathy is on !!!!!!!! It’s ok with me. Good job Kathy !!!!!!!

  • Tlcville

    When HWs are nice. They get all sorts of crap from people.

    • True and there’s a lot of haters out there that LIVE to tear others down.

      • Tlcville

        And the worst kind of haters. And the haters that don’t think they are haters. I can honestly say I have never said anything bad about Kathy. Richie yes….BUT he gets a bad rap for being honest. I would rather have an honest smart ass. Than an upright liar hater ! LOVELOVELOVE that haters

        • Tlcville

          ARE the haters. Damn typos. I need a ghost writer.

  • Tlcville

    And I am sooooo glad that Kathy has found her voice. She was pushed to the back for way too long !!!!!

  • Tlcville

    Kathy and Richie. I looked for you all over the casino after your book signing at Mohegan. I would have bought you two a cocktail !!!!!! And how are the mohegan rooms ? I hear they are beautiful

  • Tlcville

    And !!!!!!!! I heard Richie say to you. Let’s go back to the room !!!!! You GOOOOO Richie !!!!!!!!

  • Tlcville

    Ok. I am done babbling for the evening. … Almost…….One more thing before I go ……. Keep being YOU Kathy. You do it with class !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mommyof4qtpies

    Kathy you have so much talent and make your desserts from love!

  • Tlcville

    I want a cannoli !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tlcville

    Hello. Just checkin in. Hi Kathy !!!!!

  • Orlando Chan

    I really like Kathy and her family. You an tell they are honest true people, unlike her cousin.

    • Tlcville

      I totally agree !!!!!!! They are real !!!!!!

  • Tlcville

    Ok. It’s quiet up in here !!!!! Cmon people. Talk it uppppp. Ok. I’ll start. Let me tell you how real Kathy and Richie are !!! They walked through mohegan sun. No security. No people keeping anyone from them getting to close to us. They were REAL !! I saw andy and melissa at their book signings and it was very formal and guarded. Not these two Kathy and Richie mingled and really had fun !! And when signing was over. They walked away. Right through the casino. Class act !!!!!!! They totally enjoyed themselves. No acting. Just one of us !!!!! The way everyone should be !!!!!!!

  • michey

    I hope that Kathy is a full time HW next season.

    • Tlcville

      MEEEEEEE TOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Tlcville

    FULL MOON ASS comment was EPIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I will leave it at that. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tlcville

    And good for you Kathy !!!!!!!!! When teresa said. Let’s leave it at that. You said NOOOO. !!!!!!!! And the dictionary was great !!!!!!!!!!

  • Misti M

    Bravo needs someone who is down on earth with the rest of us Kathy love to you Best Wishes on your new cook book