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Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More

Great Coffee Cakes and more!

It’s true that there are a seemingly endless variety of muffin and scone recipes when you include all the varied add-ins that can be mixed into any given batter, but when it comes to coffee cakes and breakfast pastries in general, are there really enough possibilities to fill up a 400 page book? The answer (of course) is yes. Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins ... Read More »

The Pastry Queen Christmas

The Pastry Queen Christmas

The biggest problem with the holidays, according to many, is that there is simply too much good food and there are too many occasions on which to share it with friends and family. No arguments here. In fact, I don’t really think that the holiday season is necessarily the right time to try and cut back. After all, those family and friends are expecting sweets ... Read More »

Let Them Eat Flax


Although the name might lead you to suspect otherwise, Let Them Eat Flaxis not a cookbook about all the different ways to incorporated flax into your diet. The book is a collection of short articles that discuss some of the facts and fiction around nutrition and food science. Dr. Joe Schwarcz seems to specialize in simplifying the often complex details of an issue – how ... Read More »

Junior’s Cheesecake Cookbook

Junior's Cheesecake Cookbook

There are always people out there who are unwilling to share their best recipes. It’s annoying when that person is, for instance, an aunt who won’t tell you the secret to her cinnamon buns, possibly afraid that hers will be less special if others are making them. It’s understandable when it is a restaurant that carefully guards a signature recipe from copycats. But no matter the ... Read More »

Big Fat Cookies

Homebaked cookies generally tend to come in one size, as the average recipe calls for dough to be shaped into rounded tablespoonfuls when dropped on the baking sheet to produce a cookie that is about 2 1/2 inches across. Cookies sold in coffee shops and bakeries tend to be much larger and much more visually impressive, but dropping triple the amount of dough onto your ... Read More »

Crepes, Waffles, And Pancakes!

Crepes, Waffles, And Pancakes!

For lovers of waffles and pancakes, it can be difficult to find a good cookbook on the subject. They tend to seem one-dimensional, as the recipes look similar from pancake to pancake with often only the add-ins changing from page to page. They also tend to approach these as breakfast-only foods, though there are lots of savory options for both pancakes and waffles. Crepes, Waffles, ... Read More »

Gross Out Cakes

gross out cakes

I like my food to look like, well, food. Beyond that, I want it to look tasty, as well. But for some people this isn’t the case and the appeal of turning out a cake that tastes good but can gross out your friends, family and coworkers once in a while is hard to resist. The Gross Out Cakes Cookbook is pretty much the go-to source ... Read More »

The Big Book of Diabetic Desserts

The Big Book of Diabetic Desserts

When I think of diabetic desserts, not very many things come to mind. Most homemade treats are either not an option or can only be eaten on a restricted basis. Most storebought desserts are poor substitutes for the “real” thing. But when I first came across The Big Book of Diabetic Desserts, I was impressed and as I read through it, I liked the book ... Read More »

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