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The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making

The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making

There is a little bit of a thrill when you make something successfully at home, from scratch, that you previously thought it was only possible to purchase at the store. I find that this is true when I whip up a batch of homemade Oreo cookies on a long weekend, and it was definitely true when I made my first batch of homemade marshmallows instead ... Read More »

Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts

Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts

I’ve always felt that you can’t go wrong with an Alice Medrich cookbook because her recipes are consistently good and always seem to offer a good variety to choose from when you’re in the mood to do a little baking but don’t know exactly what you want to bake. These same things are true about her newest book, Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts, only these recipes ... Read More »

The Whoopie Pie Book: 60 Irresistible Recipes for Cake Sandwiches Classic and New

The Whoopie Pie Book: 60 Irresistible Recipes for Cake Sandwiches Classic and New

Whoopie pies are dessert sandwiches made with soft, cake-like cookies and a sweet, creamy filling. They are classic American desserts and, like cupcakes, they always seem to capture some fun along with their flavor. The most basic whoopie pie is made with a chocolate cake and a vanilla cream filling, but, as whoopie pies have become more and more popular, bakers have started to put ... Read More »

Tart Love: Sassy, Savory, and Sweet

Tart Love

Tarts are a very versatile type of baked good. They can not only be used with both sweet and savory fillings, but their pastry-to-filling ratio and the fact that they’re usually served open-faced means that they showcase those fillings in a way that other pastries don’t. Tart Love: Sassy, Savory, and Sweet is a cookbook for anyone who loves to bake and eat tarts. Like ... Read More »

Cutie Pies for Kids

Cutie Pies for Kids

Cutie Pies for Kids is a cookbook that is all about mini pies and tarts, and is written for mini chefs (a.k.a. kids). The book is packed with fun recipes and each is accompanied by a colorful full-page photo that makes the desserts look delicious. It starts off with a solid introduction to the techniques that a young chef might need to get started, such ... Read More »

Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented

Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented

Fans of Baked: New Frontiers in Baking will probably want to add Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented to their cookbook library. The book is the second from Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, the owners of Baked, a popular bakery located in Brooklyn, NY, and includes 75 new recipes with their takes on classic American desserts. The recipes cover a wide range of recipes, which ... Read More »

Real Simple taste tests Butters

Butter Brands

The brand of butter that you buy may be influenced by where you shop, the price of the butter and even the packaging. most people don’t take the time to realize that not all butters are created equal and that the flavor can vary quite a bit from brand to brand. In a recent test, the magazine Real Simple tasted and compared 78 different brands ... Read More »

One Girl Cookies

One Girl Cookies: Recipes for Cakes, Cupcakes, Whoopie Pies, and Cookies from Brooklyn's Beloved Bakery

One Girl Cookies may have a soft spot in your heart if you already live in Brooklyn and have visited the popular bakery, but you certainly don’t have to live in the neighborhood to appreciate the recipes in One Girl Cookies: Recipes for Cakes, Cupcakes, Whoopie Pies, and Cookies from Brooklyn’s Beloved Bakery. The bakery started with humble beginnings – one girl in an apartment ... Read More »

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