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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 »

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 »

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