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Icebox Pies

Icebox Pies

Icebox pies are a type of pie that requires no baking. Usually, they have a graham cracker or crumb crust that is simply pressed into a pan and chilled, and they are filled with a variety of creamy fillings that set up in the refrigerator or freezer rather than in the oven. As a rule, the pies are easy to make and are a great ... Read More »

The Pastry Queen

The Pastry Queen

If classic, homestyle pastries and baked goods are your kind of thing, then The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes from the Texas Hill Country’s Rather Sweet Bakery & Cafe is definitely going to be up your alley. The cookbook is full of recipes from the popular Texas bakery that are classic recipes with a twist – and that twist usually takes them from ordinary to ... Read More »

The Perfect Scoop

The Perfect Scoop

Although you do generally need an ice cream maker in your kitchen, homemade ice cream is a great type of recipe to add to your repertoire and David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop is a great book to start with. The book covers all kinds of ice creams, sorbets, sherberts and granitas, as well as a variety of sauces and mix-ins to pair your creations with. ... Read More »

Need some summer reading? Try The Baking Bites Cookbook!

Looking for a little extra reading material this summer? How about a copy of The Baking Bites Cookbook! I know that summer reading lists are supposed to come out at the beginning of summer, but then most summer reading lists don’t include books that you’ll use again and again throughout the year. The Baking Bites Cookbook is actually perfect reading for summer because baking is ... Read More »

The Baker’s Dozen Cookbook

The Baker's Dozen Cookbook

There are all kinds of cookbooks out there to teach you about baking in addition to providing you with recipes. With most books, you still just get your information from one source (the author) and often end up using multiple books as references to get as much of a foundation as possible. The Baker’s Dozen Cookbook puts multiple sources into one book with a conglomeration ... Read More »


Williams-Sonoma's Donuts

Flipping through the pages of Donuts will definitely put you in the mood for a donut. The photos of everything from Dulce de Leche Donuts to French Crullers and Maple Bars are nothing short of mouthwatering. It’s a good thing that there are so many 24 hour donut shops out there! Then again, it’s also a good thing that this cookbook happens to be filled ... Read More »

Amy’s Bread, Revised and Updated

Amy's Bread, Revised and Updated

There is nothing like freshly baked, homemade bread. The no-knead artisan bread recipes that started spreading around in the past couple of years rekindled an interest in home bread baking by making bread baking seem easy and accessible. Recipes like that are a good place to start, but once you get a taste for making your own, you just might want to take bread baking ... Read More »

Booze Cakes: Confections Spiked With Spirits, Wine, and Beer

Booze Cakes

Every once in a while, you want to have a treat that is a little more grown upĀ  – no matter how much you like a classic chocolate cupcake. You’ll find more grown up treats that you can eat in Booze Cakes: Confections Spiked With Spirits, Wine, and Beer, a cookbook specializing in spiked sweets. A book with this type of theme is a great ... Read More »

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