Category Archives: Magazines & Cookbooks

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 »

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 »

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