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Celebrate with Chocolate: Totally Over-the-Top Recipes

Celebrate with Chocolate: Totally Over-the-Top Recipes

You don’t need a special occasion to enjoy a chocolate dessert, but special occasions often call for one because it never hurts to have something both decadent and impressive when celebrating. In Celebrate with Chocolate: Totally Over-the-Top Recipes, you’ll find plenty of recipes that will satisfy your craving for chocolate and put the perfect finishing touch on any event you might be celebrating. The book ... Read More »

Honey and Jam: Seasonal Baking from My Kitchen in the Mountains

Honey and Jam: Seasonal Baking from My Kitchen in the Mountains

While brownies and other goodies are good all year round, there are all kinds of baked goods that have a more seasonal appeal to them. Rich, spiced baked goods find their audience on cold winter days and lighter, fruitier desserts tend to be the stars of the show in the summer. Seasonal baking is partly definite by what is in season, but is also defined ... Read More »

Sweeter off the Vine

Sweeter off the Vine: Fruit Desserts for Every Season

As a lover of all fruity desserts, I am of the opinion that there is no wrong time to make them. I’ll use frozen berries in the winter and apples all year round, if I’m in the mood. That said, fruits always taste their best when they are both fresh and in season, so I’ll definitely favor seasonal recipes when I’m baking. In Sweeter off ... Read More »

No-Bake Treats

No-Bake Treats

When the weather is hot, I don’t always feel like turning on my oven, but the desire to have dessert never quite goes away. Hot weather calls for no-bake treats that don’t require any preheating to get them to come together and you can find plenty of them in No-Bake Treats: Incredible Unbaked Cheesecakes, Icebox Cakes, Pies and More. This cookbook is packed with dozens ... Read More »

Baked Elements: The Importance of Being Baked in 10 Favorite Ingredients

Baked Elements: The Importance of Being Baked in 10 Favorite Ingredients

While you can incorporate just about any flavor into a dessert, some appear more than others. These flavors are popular because they are so delicious and remain popular because there are so many ways to enjoy them. In Baked Elements: The Importance of Being Baked in 10 Favorite Ingredients, the bakers behind NYC’s popular Baked bakery, celebrate 10 of their favorite ingredients: Peanut Butter, Lemon ... Read More »

Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes From Our Kitchen

Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes From Our Kitchen

They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes From Our Kitchen is certainly an exception to that rule. The book is beautiful to look at, with not only an eye-catching photo of a blueberry-stuffed brioche on its cover, but with a yellow and white polka dot pattern on the sides of the pages. The book contains ... Read More »

Flavorful: 150 Irresistible Desserts in All-Time Favorite Flavors

Flavorful: 150 Irresistible Desserts in All-Time Favorite Flavors

I love cookbooks that offer innovation, inspiring me to play with flavors that I don’t use very often or to use ingredients in new ways. But most of the time, I’m not looking to make the most exotic recipe I can. Instead, I’m looking to make the most delicious and that often means sticking with classic, familiar flavors and simply amping them up. In Flavorful: ... Read More »

A La Mode

A La Mode Cookbook

A scoop of ice cream is often the best way to finish off a homemade dessert. This is especially true of fruit based cobblers and pies, but anything from cookies to cake can be improved with ice cream. Most recipes, when suggesting that you serve your treat a la mode, recommend reaching for a good quality vanilla ice cream. Vanilla is not only delicious, but ... Read More »

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