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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 »

Atelier Confectionery

Atelier Confectionery

Making candy at home can seem like a big challenge when you haven’t done it before, but like all other kitchen-related tasks, a little practice can make a very difficult task easy. Candy-making is a skill that takes a little practice, a little patience and some good recipes, but once you start to get the hang of the process, you can make all kinds of ... Read More »

American Cake

American Cake

“As American as apple pie” is a well known phrase, but perhaps we could replace pie with cake and end up with a phrase that is just as appropriate, for the US has a long history of making and enjoying a wide variety of cakes. Early American cakes used the same building blocks – butter, eggs, sugar and flour – that we use today, but ... Read More »

Mary Berry 100 Cakes and Bakes

Mary Berry 100 Cakes and Bakes

If you’re a fan of the Great British Baking Show (and it is such an enjoyable program, it’s hard not to become a fan after seeing just one episode!), then you know about Mary Berry. The popular judge is a well known food writer and is, unfortunately, not returning to the show next season. This is a loss to fans who love the charming judge ... Read More »

Popcorn!: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes

Popcorn!: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes

Popcorn is a classic snack food and, while you might associate the buttery version with the movies, there are so many versions out there that you could easily enjoy a different popcorn almost every single time you eat it. The crispy corn snack can be sweet, salty, savory or even sticky and in Popcorn!: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes, you’ll find plenty of inspiration. The book ... Read More »

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 »

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