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Luscious Coconut Desserts

Author Lori Longbotham specializes in luscious desserts, such as Luscious Creamy Desserts and Luscious Berry Desserts. In her latest book, Luscious Coconut Desserts, Longbotham makes a variety of different, decadent desserts that all feature the flavor of coconut. Coconut offers bakers so many possibilities when it comes to recipes, largely because it comes in so many forms. The book takes advantage of fresh coconut, shredded ... Read More »

A Custom Card and The Baking Bites Cookbook for Mother’s Day

Handmade, limited edition cupcake card!

I couldn’t resist giving The Baking Bites Cookbook one more plug before Mother’s Day, which is less than two weeks away. It’s a great gift for any baker – whether you are the mother who is trying to give out subtle gift suggestions to kids and dads, or if you are the one looking for the perfect gift for mom or grandma. Even better, my ... Read More »

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 »

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