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In The Sweet Kitchen

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In the Sweet KitchenSome 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 …

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The Berry Bible

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The Berry BibleThe 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 …

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Fast Food Fix

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Fast Food FixAlthough 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 …

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Snack Cakes

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Snack CakesWhen 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 …

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