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The Ghirardelli Chocolate Cookbook

The Ghirardelli Chocolate Cookbook

There is certainly no shortage of recipes that use chocolate when it comes to baked goods, and there are plenty of chocolate-oriented cookbooks out there to choose from, so it can sometimes be difficult to recognize a good one on sight. The Ghirardelli Chocolate Cookbookis one that you can get away with choosing based on its name alone. Ghirardelli has been one of the most ... Read More »

101 Easy Peasy Cookie Recipes

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: you really can’t have too many cookie recipes. Even if you have a couple of repeats from book to book (of chocolate chip, for instance), the few that are repeated are generally the most popular and it’s actually quite convenient to have multiple places to find them. 101 Easy Peasy Cookie Recipes is a cookbook comprised ... Read More »

The Good Home Cookbook

The Good Home Cookbook

Sometimes I suspect that it is more difficult to find a good all-purpose cookbook than any other type of cookbook. There are so many baking books, grilling books, celebrity books and beautifully illustrated, single-subject cookbooks out that they dominte the cooking section of every bookstore. And, of course, I absolutely love these cookbooks, but that being said, I also love having reliable cookbooks that I ... Read More »

Cookie Craft

Cookie Craft

Cookie Craft is almost more of an arts and crafts cookbook than a cookbook, despite the fact that it has a number of versatile cookie recipes included it in. This is because the book is not primarily about baking cookies, but is instead about decorating cookies. It seems to fill the same place in the cookie-baking realm that books like Hey There, Cupcake! and similar ... Read More »

Kaffeehaus

The hunt for baking inspiration often leads me away from some of my go-to cookbooks and on a search for ones with more unusual recipes. I’m not always inclined to purchase such cookbooks, as there are many that I know I won’t cook from regardless of how inspirational they are (some of the cookbooks where the pastries might be mistaken for exhibits at a modern ... Read More »

Sneaky/Delicious cookbook lawsuit

sneaky or delicious

By now, you’ve probably heard something about the controversy between the cookbooks The Sneaky Chef and Deceptively Delicious, authored by Missy Chase Lapine and Jessica Seinfeld, respectively. If not, the short version of the story is that DD was released a few months after The Sneaky Chef to a huge amount of publicity (partially because Jessica is Jerry Seinfeld’s wife) and contained almost identical recipes ... Read More »

The Joy of Vegan Baking

The Joy of Vegan Baking

“Vegan baking” is a phrase that strikes fear into the hearts of quite a few bakers. Not my heart, of course, but some hearts. This is because successful baking often relies on the properties of butter, milk and eggs to produce a good result – and you can’t use any of these when baking vegan. This doesn’t mean that you can’t make wonderful baked goods ... Read More »

Sky High: Irresistible Triple-Layer Cakes

Sky High: Irresistible Triple-Layer Cakes

When was the last time you made a triple-layer cake? It seems like most layer cake recipes (with a few exceptions) produce only a double-layer dessert. It makes you wonder if some cookbook authors think that three layers of cake is a bit too much for most home bakers to handle – a ridiculous thought if there ever was one, as it never hurts to have a ... Read More »

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