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Macaron Magic

Macaron Magic

Macarons, the delicate French almond-based meringue cookies, have a reputation for being as difficult to make as they are delicious. The small cookies require a bit of practice and a bit of luck to get right in most cases. Of course, having some good directions to follow will help you become a macaron master in short order. I’ve tried to be as detailed as possible ... Read More »

Small Sweet Treats

Small Sweet Treats: Sassy, Savory, and Sweet

When the craving for something sweet hits you, a towering layer cake may look good, but the odds are that you really want something small and sweet (at least smaller than a whole cake!) to satisfy your sweet tooth. Homemade treats tend to be the best choice for this sort of thing, and when you put the effort into mixing up a batch of delectable ... Read More »

The Treats Truck Baking Book: Cookies, Brownies & Goodies Galore!

The Treats Truck Baking Book: Cookies, Brownies & Goodies Galore!

The Treats Truck is a New York City food truck that is packed with baked goods of all kinds and roams the city bringing a little sweetness to people’s daily routines. The Treats Truck Baking Book: Cookies, Brownies & Goodies Galore! contains some of the truck’s most popular recipes so that you can make them at home without stalking a food truck if you live ... Read More »

The Butch Bakery Cookbook

The Butch Bakery Cookbook

The thing that is going to catch your eye when you glance at The Butch Bakery Cookbook is that the cupcake on the cover is garnished with crispy chunks of bacon. You might be slightly turned off by this, thinking that you prefer your cupcakes to be topped with sprinkles. You might also get excited, thinking that not only does salty bacon on top of ... Read More »

Vegan Pie in the Sky

Vegan Pie In The Sky: 75 Out-Of-This-World Recipes For Pies, Tarts

Baked goods can be some of the most difficult foods to vegan-ize because eggs, butter and milk usually play a big role in cookies and cakes. Cookbooks like Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World and Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar have tackled the task of creating excellent vegan baked goods in two popular categories. Now, the same author has taken on pies in Vegan ... Read More »

Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking

Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking

Photographs are always a great thing to include in cookbooks. Not only are food photos fun to look at when you’re flipping through the pages, but they’re helpful when putting together recipes so you know how each of the components of a dessert should look. Most cookbooks don’t show you the steps in between the dry ingredients and the finished product, but Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking ... Read More »

The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen

The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen

While it never hurts to add a new cookbook to your collection, there are plenty of other food-related books out there that deserve just as much attention. The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen is the memoir of Jacques Pépin, one of the most well known and most beloved chefs in American pop culture. Pépin has published more than 20 books and starred in 13 ... Read More »

Piece of Cake!: One-Bowl, No-Fuss, From-Scratch Cakes

Piece of Cake!: One-Bowl, No-Fuss, From-Scratch Cakes

The only thing better than a delicious homemade cake is a delicious homemade cake that is easy to make. Piece of Cake!: One-Bowl, No-Fuss, From-Scratch Cakes is a book that is all about easy. The cookbook features dozens of recipes for cakes that require no special ingredients, no special techniques and can all be mixed up in just one bowl. The idea of a one-bowl ... Read More »

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