Category Archives: Magazines & Cookbooks

Grill It!

Summer is grilling season, no question about it. Grill It! is a cookbook dedicated to this art of cooking over live fire. If that sounds a bit primitive, it’s because it is basically the oldest cooking method out there. Fortunately,techniques and recipes have been refined thoroughly over the past few thousand years to being us where we are today. The first thing that Grill It! ... Read More »

Leslie Mackie’s Macrina Bakery and Cafe Cookbook

If you live in the Seattle area, this book probably needs no introduction. If you don’t, however, the name of the popular Macrina Bakery probably doesn’t ring a bell – yet. The bakery is known well for its top-quality baked goods and breads, the kind that make even chefs go out of their way to stop in when they’re in the area. The bakery emphasizes ... Read More »

A Passion for Ice Cream

A Passion for Ice Cream

Hot summer weather and cold desserts – what could be a better combination? There isn’t a simple answer to that question because it depends on personal preference (apple pie a la mode is awfully good competition!) and whether or not you have a copy of A Passion for Ice Cream, which is packed with recipes for chilly desserts. The cookbook is all about ice cream ... Read More »

Pops! Icy Treats for Everyone

Pops! Icy Treats for Everyone

When it’s 113F outside, it’s hard to think about anything at all, let alone the prospect of moving more than a foot or two at a time. If anything can motivate me through blistering summer heat (and yes, it actually was 110F+ in these parts over the past few days), it’s the thought of a freezing cold, delicious ice cream cone or popsicle. The recipes ... Read More »

Cakes for Kids

Cakes for Kids

When it comes to cakes, I like to make mine simple. It’s rare when you’ll find me frosting a cake with more than just an offset spatula to spread on a thin and unadorned layer of buttercream, although I do like to top them off with a bit of chocolate sometimes. But even though I’m not usually tempted to recreate cake designs that catch my ... Read More »

Cakes from Scratch in Half the Time

If I see a cake that looks good, or a recipe that sounds good, I am going to jump right into baking. You might do the exact same thing. After all – baking is easy and fun, isn’t it? But some people need a little more persuading to get into the kitchen and pull out their baking ingredients because baking from scratch seems like a ... Read More »

The Weekend Baker

The Weekend Baker

At one time or another, we have all thought that there just aren’t enough hours in the day, so sometimes we have to make tough choices when it comes to deciding what to do with our time. The Weekend Baker is a cookbook recognizes this and is designed to help make from-scratch baking fit into a busy lifestyle. Rather than opting for preprepared ingredients or ... Read More »

Bubby’s Homemade Pies

At first, “Bubby” sounds like a nickname for someone’s grandmother or great-grandmother, but perhaps to readers from NYC, the name will immediately spark thoughts of delicious, homemade pies because Bubby’s is a New York institution for pie. Bubby’s Homemade Pies is their cookbook and, while it sounds (and actually looks) like something that grandma “Bubby” might have put together, it offers more recipes for pie ... Read More »

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