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Atelier Confectionery

Atelier Confectionery

Making candy at home can seem like a big challenge when you haven’t done it before, but like all other kitchen-related tasks, a little practice can make a very difficult task easy. Candy-making is a skill that takes a little practice, a little patience and some good recipes, but once you start to get the hang of the process, you can make all kinds of ... Read More »

American Cake

American Cake

“As American as apple pie” is a well known phrase, but perhaps we could replace pie with cake and end up with a phrase that is just as appropriate, for the US has a long history of making and enjoying a wide variety of cakes. Early American cakes used the same building blocks – butter, eggs, sugar and flour – that we use today, but ... Read More »

Mary Berry 100 Cakes and Bakes

Mary Berry 100 Cakes and Bakes

If you’re a fan of the Great British Baking Show (and it is such an enjoyable program, it’s hard not to become a fan after seeing just one episode!), then you know about Mary Berry. The popular judge is a well known food writer and is, unfortunately, not returning to the show next season. This is a loss to fans who love the charming judge ... Read More »

Popcorn!: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes

Popcorn!: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes

Popcorn is a classic snack food and, while you might associate the buttery version with the movies, there are so many versions out there that you could easily enjoy a different popcorn almost every single time you eat it. The crispy corn snack can be sweet, salty, savory or even sticky and in Popcorn!: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes, you’ll find plenty of inspiration. The book ... Read More »

Celebrate with Chocolate: Totally Over-the-Top Recipes

Celebrate with Chocolate: Totally Over-the-Top Recipes

You don’t need a special occasion to enjoy a chocolate dessert, but special occasions often call for one because it never hurts to have something both decadent and impressive when celebrating. In Celebrate with Chocolate: Totally Over-the-Top Recipes, you’ll find plenty of recipes that will satisfy your craving for chocolate and put the perfect finishing touch on any event you might be celebrating. The book ... Read More »

Honey and Jam: Seasonal Baking from My Kitchen in the Mountains

Honey and Jam: Seasonal Baking from My Kitchen in the Mountains

While brownies and other goodies are good all year round, there are all kinds of baked goods that have a more seasonal appeal to them. Rich, spiced baked goods find their audience on cold winter days and lighter, fruitier desserts tend to be the stars of the show in the summer. Seasonal baking is partly definite by what is in season, but is also defined ... Read More »

Sweeter off the Vine

Sweeter off the Vine: Fruit Desserts for Every Season

As a lover of all fruity desserts, I am of the opinion that there is no wrong time to make them. I’ll use frozen berries in the winter and apples all year round, if I’m in the mood. That said, fruits always taste their best when they are both fresh and in season, so I’ll definitely favor seasonal recipes when I’m baking. In Sweeter off ... Read More »

No-Bake Treats

No-Bake Treats

When the weather is hot, I don’t always feel like turning on my oven, but the desire to have dessert never quite goes away. Hot weather calls for no-bake treats that don’t require any preheating to get them to come together and you can find plenty of them in No-Bake Treats: Incredible Unbaked Cheesecakes, Icebox Cakes, Pies and More. This cookbook is packed with dozens ... Read More »

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