Category Archives: Magazines & Cookbooks

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 »

Irish Puddings, Tarts, Crumbles, and Fools

Irish Puddings, Tarts, Crumbles, and Fools

Irish food is much more than stews and soda breads, although they are some of the dishes that first come to mind when thinking about Irish cuisine. Irish Puddings, Tarts, Crumbles, and Fools is dedicated to the desserts of Ireland, and there certainly are a lot of good looking desserts in this book. The book is divided up into six chapters by recipe type: Puddings, ... Read More »

DamGoodSweet: Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, New Orleans Style

DamGoodSweet: Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, New Orleans Style

Mardi Gras starts this week and, if you’re not headed down to the Big Easy yourself, what better way to celebrate than with some New Orleans-style desserts? DamGoodSweet: Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, New Orleans Style is the perfect book to put you on the right track, with a collection of tasty recipes that you don’t have to take a trip to Louisiana to ... Read More »

Truffles: 50 Deliciously Decadent Homemade Chocolate Treats

Truffles are not particularly difficult things to make when it comes to crafting candies and chocolates. This means that they’re a great choice for a fancy treat that you can make at home with just a little bit of practice. What can be difficult about making truffles is making them truly exceptional, but with a little bit of guidance, you can make yours just as ... Read More »

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