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Homemade Soda

Homemade Soda: 200 Recipes for Making & Using Fruit Sodas & Fizzy Juices, Sparkling Waters, Root Beers & Cola Brews, Herbal & Healing Waters, ... & Floats, & Other Carbonated Concoctions

Soda is a daily indulgence for some and an occasional treat for other, but no matter how often you have some of the sweet, bubbly beverage, you probably haven’t considered making your own soda at home. Sodas are actually very simple concoctions, consisting of a sweet, concentrated syrup that is cut with carbonated water to give it a light, bubbly, refreshing feel. Homemade Soda: 200 ... Read More »

Macarons: Authentic French Cookie Recipes from the Macaron Cafe

Macarons: Authentic French Cookie Recipes from the Macaron Cafe

Macarons are delicate French cookies made with two thin discs of meringue that are sandwiched together with some type of flavorful filling. The meringue is made with almonds or other nuts and has a smooth, crisp exterior and a chewy center. They’re a popular bakery item, but lately they have been becoming more and more popular with home bakers who want to try their hand ... Read More »

Get Cooking

Get Cooking

Mollie Katzen’s Get Cooking: 150 Simple Recipes to Get You Started in the Kitchen is like a food blog in book form. This isn’t because you’ll be blown away by out-of-this-world food photography and cute, personal stories, but because it really is put together like a food blog. Each recipe has a paragraph or two describing the dish, what goes into it and any tips ... Read More »

The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook

The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook

Making jams and preserves at home isn’t something that most of us do on a regular basis, but when you already love to cook, it is a skill that you just might want to add to your repertoire. Homemade jams are a great way to utilize fresh, in-season fruits and berries and turning them into something that is just as amazing as baking those berries ... Read More »

Milk & Cookies: 89 Heirloom Recipes from New York’s Milk & Cookies Bakery

Milk & Cookies: 89 Heirloom Recipes from New York's Milk & Cookies Bakery

There are quite a few cookbooks out there that promise recipes from favorite restaurants and bakeries. Many of them deliver exactly that very well, but for others the recipes don’t translate quite as well to the home kitchen. Milk & Cookies: 89 Heirloom Recipes from New York’s Milk & Cookies Bakery is a cookbook that uses this same concept, but definitely falls into the former ... Read More »

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home

The appeal of homemade ice cream is that you can eat it as soon as it is done churning in your ice cream maker. You don’t necessarily expect it to be better than the ice cream you’d get at a local ice cream shop, but if you don’t, you should definitely raise your expectations for homemade ice cream. It is definitely possible to turn out ... Read More »

I Love Bacon!

I Love Bacon!

At one time, bacon was generally thought of as a delicious side dish to accompany eggs or pancakes at breakfast. These days, bacon is actually one of the most versatile ingredients that you can have in the kitchen because you can easily work it into everything from breakfast to dinner to dessert – and people are finding more and more ways to do just that. ... Read More »

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