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Mini Pies: Adorable and Delicious Recipes for Your Favorite Treats

Mini Pies: Adorable and Delicious Recipes for Your Favorite Treats

In Mini Pies: Adorable and Delicious Recipes for Your Favorite Treats, pie lovers will find their favorite dessert transformed into a miniaturized version of itself. Mini pies pack in all the flavor of their full sized counterparts, but come in a single serving package. The pies in the book are all designed to bake in muffin tins, so you don’t need any special equipment to ... Read More »

Inside the Jewish Bakery

Inside the Jewish Bakery

There are plenty of Jewish bakeries and delis serving baked goods out there, but there are not all that many cookbooks dedicated just to Jewish baking. Instead, the recipes find their way into other cookbooks here and there and there simply aren’t many place to find recipes for everything from bagels to rugelach and all of your favorite Jewish deli breads in one volume. Inside ... Read More »

Cake Ladies

Cake Ladies

In every small Southern Town there is a cake lady, a woman (or three) who is known for the delicious cakes that she bakes for local events, as gifts and for other people in the community. It is a tradition that has been going on for decades and has evolved over the years, going from an era where everyone baked and everyone had their specialty ... Read More »

Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day

Artizan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day

I am always on the lookout for a great new pizza place, but nothing beats making a pizza at home where you have completely control of the crust and the toppings, making your pizza as thick or thin as you like and piling on all your favorite toppings. That said, making a pizza at home takes a little practice because you need a good crust ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated picks The Best Butter

European-style butters

Butter is a staple in the the kitchens of every baker and is a crucial building block for all kinds of recipes, from simple chocolate chip cookies to flaky croissants. Most baking is done with plain, simple unsalted butter. This type of butter is labeled “sweet cream” butter and is available in every supermarket in the US. Over the past few years, European style cultured ... Read More »

CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life

CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life

It is more difficult to summarize CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life, the new cookbook from Jessie Oleson, the blogger and artist behind Cakespy. This is because the book has a tremendous amount of personality – much like Jessie herself (who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting on several occasions) – and isn’t just about recipes. The book is about Jessie’s love of ... Read More »

The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook giveaway!

The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook

I’ve been enjoying my copy of The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook, the newest cookbook from Chris Kimball and the rest of the team at America’s Test Kitchen. The huge book has more than 2000 recipes and was put out to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Cook’s Illustrated magazine. To read a full review of the book, check out this post. To do ... Read More »

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