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Chocolate, Chocolate & More Chocolate!

Chocolate, Chocolate & More Chocolate!

Every chocolate-lover knows that you really can’t have too much chocolate, especially since chocolate is such a versatile ingredient that can easily be tranformed from a decadent drink into a fluffy chocolate cake. In Chocolate, Chocolate & More Chocolate!, chocoholics will find dozens of recipes that will satisfy their cravings and teach you some new ways to use chocolate in the kitchen. The book opens ... Read More »

Kitchen Gypsy

Kitchen Gypsy

Joanne Weir is a chef who has written more than a dozen cookbooks and countless recipes for her many TV shows, in addition to teaching both young chefs and recreational cooks the fundamentals of the ktichen. While you might think that, after having such a full career, she might be tired of writing recipes, nothing could be further from the truth. Weir is passionate about ... Read More »

Prohibition Bakery

Prohibition Bakery

Prohibition was a ban on the sale and production of alcoholic beverages. Though it was difficult to get a drink, it was not impossible, and bootlegging and speakeasies were common. We don’t need to sneak into a speakeasy to get a drink these days, but there is still a little thrill when you find alcohol in an unexpected place. In this case, that place is ... Read More »

Dinner Pies

Dinner Pies

When we think about pie, we often picture towering meringue-topped pies and pies bursting with perfectly cooked fruit. In short, we think of dessert first when we think about pie. But pies are versatile enough that they can appear at any meal you might want to include them in, from breakfast through dinner, and you’ll find plenty of savory pie options in Dinner Pies: From ... Read More »

Maple: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup

Maple: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is one of my favorite sweeteners. Its rich, complex flavor is an amazing addition to a wide variety of dishes, though you might use it top top off pancakes, waffles and other breakfast items than for cooking savory dishes. Don’t stop pouring maple syrup over your pancakes because it is a wonderful way to enjoy the flavor of the syrup, but consider flipping ... Read More »

A Zombie Ate My Cupcake!

A Zombie Ate My Cupcake!

Halloween is one of those holidays where it is perfectly acceptable to go over-the-top in everything from your pumpkin carving to your costumes. Desserts are included in that list and that means that you should get as creative as possible with your cakes, cookies and cupcakes. In A Zombie Ate My Cupcake!: 25 Deliciously Weird Cupcake Recipes, you’ll find over two dozen fantastic cupcake ideas ... Read More »

Quick-Shop-&-Prep 5 Ingredient Baking

Quick-Shop-&-Prep 5 Ingredient Baking

Most baking recipes start with the same handful of ingredients. The list includes flour, sugar, butter, eggs, leaveners and vanilla extract, as well as a couple of common spices. These ingredients are the building blocks of everything from chocolate chip cookies to coffee cakes and, when you do a lot of baking, these items become staples in your pantry. As you bake, you might even ... Read More »

Bake Happy

Bake Happy: 100 Playful Desserts with Rainbow Layers, Hidden Fillings, Billowy Frostings, and more

If you need to put a smile on someone’s face, bringing them some homemade baked goods is one easy way to do it. This is especially true when the baked goods in question have an extra element of fun to them, such as rainbow-colored sprinkles or a surprise filling. In┬áBake Happy: 100 Playful Desserts with Rainbow Layers, Hidden Fillings, Billowy Frostings, and more, you’ll find ... Read More »

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