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Made in Spain: Spanish Dishes for the American Kitchen

Made in Spain: Spanish Dishes for the American Kitchen

There are lots of Spanish cookbooks out there that tell you how to make tapas or other dishes at home. What they don’t always tell you is that there are plenty of ingredients used in Spanish cooking that are definitely not the same in the US as they are in Spain. This means that while you can make some great tapas, you’re probably not going ... Read More »

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Snack Cakes

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Snack Cakes

When I mention snack cakes, you might think about Twinkies or cream-filled Hostess Cupcakes, but snack cakes are not all prepackaged confections. Snack cakes are any type of small cake, cupcake, sandwich cookie or other snackable treat that you find packed away in school lunches, sold at bake sales or offered up to friends with coffee. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Snack Cakes is a ... Read More »

Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar

Vegan Cookis Invade Your Cookie Jar

Fans of cookbooks like Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World and other great vegan baking books will find that Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar is a good addition to the bookshelf – and bakers who aren’t experienced with vegan baking will find a lot of great recipes in here, as well. Cookies are great treats to make because they generally require minimal time and ... Read More »

1 Mix, 100 Muffins

1 Mix, 100 Muffins

Ever notice how many plain blueberry muffins there are out there? I love a good blueberry muffin, but there are so many other options out there that I don’t want just one type of muffin all the time. It is easy to get stuck in a rut with muffins. Even bakeries do it (hence all those blueberry muffins). So, a book like 1 Mix, 100 ... Read More »

Ice Cream Galore

I often recommend pairing desserts with ice cream, and I typically recommend choosing vanilla because it goes so well with just about all desserts. I recently pointed out the merits of selecting chocolate ice cream as a pairing, but the fact is that once you start to branch out, there is a while world of ice cream that you can choose from. The freezer case ... Read More »

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 »

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