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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 »

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 »

Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes

Martha Stewart's Cupcakes

There are plenty of cupcake books out there, but most of them seem to focus on decorating the cupcakes, rather than just baking a great tasting cupcake. There is nothing wrong with this, of course, and it does help to set those cookbooks apart from being “just another cupcake book.” Sometimes, however, you just want to bake some great cupcakes without making elaborate fondant decorations ... Read More »

The Ultimate Insanely Super Hot Chili Pepper Cookbook

If you like chili peppers, The Ultimate Insanely Super Hot Chili Pepper Cookbook is the book for you – as if you couldn’t tell from the name alone. The book is absolutely dedicated to chili peppers of all kinds, and it serves as a great introduction to cooking with chili peppers if you haven’t used whole peppers much before in your own kitchen. The book ... Read More »

Santa’s North Pole Cookbook

When it comes to Santa Claus and food, I’m not alone when I say that I only thought of him eating cookies, milk, hot chocolate and the occasional candy cane. This little idea has been perpetuated in holiday movies, like The Santa Clause, as well. But according to Santa’s North Pole Cookbook: Classic Christmas Recipes from Saint Nicholas Himself there are many more recipes, all ... Read More »

Sweetness: Delicious Baked Treats for Every Occasion

Sweetness: Delicious Baked Treats for Every Occasion

While there is something to be said for massive cookbooks that seem to cover any dish that you might want to make, there is also a solid argument for smaller cookbooks that contain a narrower selection of recipes that you will probably want to make again and again. The Baking Bites Cookbook falls into this category, with easy to make recipes that primarily use things ... Read More »

Retro Desserts

Anyone who has ever set foot in a diner knows that nothing looks better than a big slice of mile-high strawberry shortcake, with layers of fluffy cake, whipped cream frosting and bright red, ripe berries. It’s a classic and it is one of the many recipes inside Retro Desserts: Totally Hip, Updated Classic Desserts from the ’40S, ’50S, 60s and ’70s. The cookbook, by Wayne ... Read More »

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