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Jessica Seinfeld Biography

Jessica Seinfeld (Nina Danielle Sklar) is an American author and philanthropist. She is the founder of the GOOD+ Foundation (formerly Baby Buggy), a New York City-based charitable organization, and has released four cookbooks about preparing food for families.

GOOD+ Foundation provides essential items for families in need throughout New York City. She worked in public relations for Golden Books Entertainment and Tommy Hilfiger after graduating from the University of Vermont.

How Old Is Jessica Seinfeld?

Nina Danielle Sklar was born on September 12, 1971, in Oyster Bay, New York, U.S. She is 47 years old as of 2018.

Jessica Seinfeld Family

Nina was born in the middle of three daughters and grew up in a middle-class household in Burlington, Vermont. For more than fifty years, her mother was a city social worker and also an attendance officer at Hunt Middle School. Her father is a computer software engineer.

Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld

Jessica got married to Jerry Seinfeld, a comedian on December 25, 1999. The two met at a Reebok Sports Club and they became engaged in November 1999. George Wallace, a comedian was the best man at the wedding.

She was previously married to Eric Nederlander, a theatrical producer and the son of theater owner Robert Nederlander. Eric filed for divorce in October 1998 only four months after marrying, this is after they returned from an Italian honeymoon and Jessica took up with Seinfeld.

Jessica Seinfeld Kids

Jessica and Seinfeld have three children. Their first child, a daughter, Sascha was born on November 7, 2000, in New York City. Their son Julian Kal was born on March 1, 2003, in New York City, and Shepherd Kellen was born on August 22, 2005, at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Jessica Seinfeld Cookbook

  • Deceptively Delicious – 2007
  • The Can’t Cook Book – 2013
  • Double Delicious! Good, Simple Food for Busy, Complicated Lives – 2010
  • Read Before Eating: Featuring 12 Holiday Favorites from Our Home to Yours – 2013

Jessica Seinfeld Children’s Cookbook

Deceptively Delicious

Jessica Seinfeld Deceptively Delicious

Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food was released in October 2007. It contains strategies and recipes for making healthy food appealing to young children. The book also features traditional recipes, such as mac and cheese and spaghetti and meatballs, that get a nutritional boost from vegetable purees.

The book was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and became a #1 New York Times bestseller. It remained on the list for five months after its release. Deceptively Delicious also reached #1 on Amazon.com and #2 on the USA Today bestseller list. Expert Joy Bauer added some nutritional advice to the recipes, while Dr. Roxana Mehran and Dr. Mehmet Oz then penned the foreword. A portion of the royalties from the book was donated to Baby Buggy.

Jessica Seinfeld Recipe

CREAMY BLUE CHEESE SALAD WITH PEARS CANDIED PECANS

INGREDIENTS
  • For the candied pecans:
  • 1 large egg white
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups pecans
  • For the blue cheese dressing:
  • 4 ounces blue cheese, such as Danish or Roquefort (1 cup, crumbled)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup buttermilk, plus more if necessary
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups mixed lettuce
  • 1 fresh pear, such as Bartlett
  • 8 fresh chives
INSTRUCTIONS

Heat the oven (with the oven rack in the middle) to 300°. Line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment.

For the pecans, in a medium bowl, whisk together the egg white until white and foamy. Whisk in the honey, brown sugar, salt, and cayenne. Add the pecans and stir to coat well in the egg mixture. Spread the pecans in a single layer on the prepared pan. Bake, stirring once about half way through, for 30 to 35 minutes, or until crisp (they’ll be a little sticky but will crisp up as they cool). While still warm, transfer the pecans to a plate so they don’t stick to the paper. Let cool completely.

For the dressing, in a medium bowl, crumble the blue cheese. Add the sour cream, buttermilk, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Whisk together but leave some blue cheese crumbles in tact. If it’s too thick, add a little more buttermilk. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Divide the lettuce among bowls. Thinly slice the pear and add to the salads. Spoon on some dressing and add some pecans (save the remaining pecans in an airtight container). Use scissors to snip the chives over the top.

Jessica Seinfeld Net Worth

The American Philanthropist has an estimated net worth of $30 million.

Jessica Seinfeld Baby Buggy/Good Plus Foundation

Jessica founded Baby Buggy in 2001 following the birth of her first child. She then started with a donation drive, whereby she asked people for their used baby supplies. This is after realizing that her first child’s products, which were no longer of use to her own family, could certainly be used by others.

According to her, “shortly after the birth of my daughter, Sascha, having slowly accumulated closets full of used—but very usable—baby clothing and equipment I no longer needed, I had a moral dilemma. As the daughter of a social worker, throwing out perfectly good baby gear was unthinkable, and yet there was no easy way to get it to a family who could use it. Thus, Baby Buggy was born.”

With a motto of “Love. Recycled”, the foundation’s goal is to help families in need be able to access the essentials for ensuring their safety and well-being. Also by providing concrete resources to families through a network of social service professionals. It seeks to alleviate the stress of living in poverty and help in the prevention of crisis. The foundation has donated over six million items to New York families since the organization was established as of May 2013.

It works with a network of over 50 community-based organizations (CBOs) that are carefully selected—each applies annually to become a recipient. Some of the organizations that have partnered with the foundation include organizations working with victims of domestic violence such as Safe Horizon and New York Asian Women’s Center; multi-service sites including Single Stop East Harlem and Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, also prenatal and NICU units at hospitals such as Woodhull and NY Presbyterian; immigrant and refugee-serving organizations including the International Rescue Committee; and parenting programs, such as the Nurse-Family Partnership program and the Harlem Children’s Zone’s Baby College.

About $2 Million of the foundation’s budget is made up of in-kind product donations from individuals and corporations. The financial support for the foundation comes from its Board of Directors, the Friends of Baby Buggy group, private individuals, corporations and foundations. 88 cents of every dollar received by Baby Buggy went straight to programs as of 2008. Baby Buggy received its fourth Four Star rating from Charity Navigator in 2013. The charity foundation is also an Accredited Charity of the Better Business Bureau.

The foundation launched a layette collection with Target Corporation in July 2010, with 10% of sales going to help families in need. The layette line was designed by illustrator and children’s book author Maira Kalman.

The foundation was rebranded as the Good Plus Foundation (also seen as Good+ Foundation) in 2016. As Baby Buggy, the foundation had seen 20 million items donated to families across the United States. Seinfeld shared with “Good Morning America” co-anchor George Stephanopoulos that the charity had outgrown its name.

Jessica Seinfeld Website

Seinfeld launched a website for beginner cooks called “Do it Delicious” in October 2010. Do it Delicious teaches at-home viewers how to prepare particular dishes or meals step-by-step, as well as a kitchen guide, store, blog, and community forum where users can submit tips and ask how-to questions.

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