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Pâtisserie Gluten Free

Pâtisserie Gluten Free

For a long time, gluten free baked goods consisted primarily of dense, nutty breads that bore little resemblance to their “regular” counterparts. Thanks to the increasing popularity of gluten free goodies, the last few years have seen a steady increase in the quality and availability of gluten free breads and desserts that are much more similar to their made-from-wheat counterparts. In Pâtisserie Gluten Free: The ... Read More »

Sweet & Simple: Dessert for Two

Sweet & Simple: Dessert for Two

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, and I am giving a nod to the holiday by showcasing Sweet & Simple: Dessert for Two, a lovely cookbook that focuses on small batch desserts that just so happen to be ideal for celebrating a romantic holiday or occasion. Truth be told, they’re also good any night of the week when you don’t have a big crowd to serve. I’m always ... Read More »

Butter & Scotch: Recipes from Brooklyn’s Favorite Bar and Bakery

Butter & Scotch: Recipes from Brooklyn's Favorite Bar and Bakery

When you think about bar food, you probably think of salty, savory snacks. But at Butter & Scotch in Brooklyn, the bar food is always sweet. The place is a combination bakery and cocktail bar, which is just the kind of place that I would open up if I were to open a bar myself. Butter & Scotch: Recipes from Brooklyn’s Favorite Bar and Bakery is loaded with recipes ... Read More »

Biscuit Head: New Southern Biscuits, Breakfasts, and Brunch

Biscuit Head: New Southern Biscuits, Breakfasts, and Brunch

Biscuits are a surprisingly versatile bread that can show up anywhere from breakfast to dessert. I not only enjoy them served alongside a hearty soup or stew, but split and filled with whipped cream and strawberries for an easy strawberry shortcake. In Biscuit Head: New Southern Biscuits, Breakfasts, and Brunch, you’ll find dozens of recipes that celebrate biscuits and give you some great ideas on ... Read More »

Baking for Two

Baking for Two

It’s a lot of fun to bake for a big crowd, whether it is goodies for a bake sale, an office party or a family celebration, but most of the time you are probably baking for a much smaller group. Baking recipes aren’t always designed for small batches and not every recipe is easy to scale down to fit a very small pan. You can ... Read More »

Vintage Pies: Classic American Pies for Today’s Home Baker

Vintage Pies: Classic American Pies for Today's Home Baker

Pie is a timeless dessert that people of all ages can enjoy. While some pies never go out of fashion – apple pie and it’s many variations, for instance – other pies come and go in their popularity. In Vintage Pies: Classic American Pies for Today’s Home Baker , you’ll find a wide variety of recipes both for pies that are timeless and pies that ... Read More »

Marbled, Swirled, and Layered

Marbled, Swirled, and Layered

When I first met Irvin Lin, it was quite a few years ago and he was relatively new to the food blogging world. I liked him immediately and found him to be a wonderfully creative and inspiring guy. Though we should have stayed in closer touch than we did – as often happens when friends live in different cities – I was extremely pleased when ... Read More »

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