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Petite Sweets: Bite-Size Desserts to Satisfy Every Sweet Tooth

Petite Sweets: Bite-Size Desserts to Satisfy Every Sweet Tooth

There is a lot of appeal to little desserts. As good as a big cake can look, there is something about a perfectly decorated cupcake or well-presented miniature chocolate mousse that will having you reaching out for just one more bite. Petite Sweets: Bite-Size Desserts to Satisfy Every Sweet Tooth is just packed with recipes like these, as it is a cookbook that specializes in ... Read More »

Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies

A whoopie pie consists of two cake-like cookies sandwiching a creamy, frosting-like filling. It’s a great snack because, since it’s a bit like an inside-out cupcake, it’s very easy to eat. These snacks aren’t quite as popular as cookies or cupcakes, so they often only get a handful of pages in any given cookbook (if that). Whoopie Pies is an entire cookbook dedicated to whoopie ... Read More »

Bite Me

Bite Me

Cookbooks tend to have one particular format that goes something like ingredients, instructions and photos. I can buy a cookbook on the recipe titles alone, but sometimes the same old thing gets a little, well, boring. That is not the case with Bite Me: A Stomach-Satisfying, Visually Gratifying, Fresh-Mouthed Cookbook. How many cookbooks can you think of that include a photo of a cookie crushed ... Read More »

The Best Bake Sale Ever Cookbook

The Best Bake Sale Ever Cookbook

With crackdowns on what goodies you’re allowed to eat in schools these days, it can seem like the days of the school bake sale may be numbered – but even if that is the case, the classic treats that are bake sale staples will still be around for years to come. In The Best Bake Sale Ever Cookbook, you get a whole collection of recipes ... Read More »

Good Housekeeping rates yellow cake mixes

Good Housekeeping rates yellow cake mixes

Cake mixes are convenient, to be sure, but no matter how convenient they are, it’s not worth using one if it’s not going to taste good. The Ad Hoc cake mix I tried recently is very tasty, but at $14 per box, it is priced way above a regular grocery store cake mix. How do those mixes stack up? Good Housekeeping put a few more ... Read More »

Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes

Martha Stewart's Cupcakes

There are plenty of cupcake books out there, but most of them seem to focus on decorating the cupcakes, rather than just baking a great tasting cupcake. There is nothing wrong with this, of course, and it does help to set those cookbooks apart from being “just another cupcake book.” Sometimes, however, you just want to bake some great cupcakes without making elaborate fondant decorations ... Read More »

Kitchen for Kids: 100 Amazing Recipes Your Children Can Really Make

There are plenty of kids cookbooks out there, and the ones I tend to like best are the books that have recipes that I am tempted to try myself. This means that the books usually contain “real” recipes and lots of photos, not just variations on peanut butter sandwiches and simple snacks (both of which are good, especially in a kids book, but are not ... Read More »

The I Hate To Cook Book

I Hate to Cook Book

Some women, it is said, like to cook. This book is not for them. This is how The I Hate To Cook Book starts out. The cookbook, first published in 1960 (a 50th anniversary edition of the cookbook is being released in just a few months), has been a hit with home cooks ever since. The cookbook does contain more than 180 recipes, but its ... Read More »

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