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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 »

What are your cookbooks worth?

Cookbook collection

I don’t know about you, but I recently realized that I have quite the cookbook collection going on here. Unlike stamps or trading cards, people rarely start out to build a cookbook collection. Instead, they grow over time as you add a book here and there, take up a new type of cooking or baking, or browse through used bookstores until you find an old, ... Read More »

Unforgettable Desserts

Unforgettable Desserts

I find that it is very easy to remember a good dessert, but some desserts truly stick in your mind as something special. The cookbook Unforgettable Desserts certainly hopes to put each of its 150 recipes into this category, and offers a wide range of recipes, from very simple to complex showstoppers, to bakers to try. What you end up trying in your own kitchen ... Read More »

Allergy-Free Desserts

Food allergies can range in intensity from mildly annoying to deadly serious. They can force strict limits on what an allergy sufferer can, and cannot cook – which is especially tough if you’re used to whipping up a favorite batch of peanut butter cookies before your child is diagnosed with a peanut allergy, or you’re diagnosed with a wheat allergy. Allergy-Free Desserts: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free,Soy-free ... Read More »

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