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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 »

In The Sweet Kitchen

In the Sweet Kitchen

Some cookbooks just give you photos and recipes and leave you to your own devices to figure out exactly what ingredients to use and exactly how the baking process works on your own. This is usually a fine way to go because the books that offer more hand-holding are usually geared towards beginning bakers and get a bit dull when you already play around in ... Read More »

The Berry Bible

The Berry Bible

The Berry Bible gives you two books in one. First, it gives you an encyclopedia of berries, describing everything from the history and habitat of the plants to uses and buying tips. Second, it gives you a cookbook with 175 different recipes for putting those berries to good use. The recipes cover a wide range of types, both sweet and savory, and the book offers ... Read More »

United Cakes of America: Recipes Celebrating Every State

United Cakes of America

While there are some foods that can really represent the US as a whole – chocolate chip cookies, brownies and hamburgers all spring to mind – it is much easier to break the country down by region or state because there are so many specialties out there that you don’t want to miss out on them. United Cakes of America is a book that tries ... Read More »

Tyler’s Ultimate: Brilliant Simple Food to Make Any Time

Tyler's Ultimate: Brilliant Simple Food to Make Any Time

Most of the food that we cook on a daily basis tends towards the simple and the quick – not because we don’t like to cook, but because there isn’t always time to get through a really involved recipe for every meal. But that doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on flavor or on quality. Tyler’s Ultimate: Brilliant Simple Food to Make Any Time ... Read More »

Fast Food Fix

Fast Food Fix

Although sometimes dedicated home cooks don’t always like to admit it, there is often a reason that popular fast food dishes are popular: they taste good. And I don’t just mean burgers, either. Fast foods include all kinds of quick service foods, like a slice from your favorite pizzeria or a muffin from a favorite coffee shop (although I will admit that food that falls ... Read More »

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