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One Sweet Cookie

One Sweet Cookie

A cookie swap is when a group of people all bake batches of cookies then get together and share both the cookies and the recipes. One Sweet Cookie is a kind of cookbook version of a cookie swap, featuring recipes from dozens of cookie recipes from well known chefs, pastry chefs and bakers. Most of the chefs are based, or were based, in and around ... Read More »

Nick Malgieri’s Bread

Nick Malgieri's Bread

Basic bread has very few ingredients and seems like a simple thing to make, but bread is an intimidating thing to bake for many people. There are many reasons that people get intimidated and most of them come down to a lack of understanding of how to make a good bread. In short, they are missing out on the basics that make a bread recipe ... Read More »

Crazy About Pies

Crazy about Pies

A pie is one of the most satisfying baked goods you can make in your kitchen, but pies don’t seem to get baked quite as often as cookies, cupcakes and other baked goods do. This could be attributed to the fact that pies take a little more time to make than some other dishes, since they require a separate crust, or to the fact that ... Read More »

The Art of Preserving

Art of Preserving

Preserving fruits and vegetables, whether you’re making strawberry jam or a batch of homemade pickles, is one of the more time-honored traditions in cooking. It is also one that isn’t done quite as much as it used to be, since we can now buy hot-house fruits and imported vegetables all year round. But off season veggies never taste quite as good as those that are ... Read More »

Salty Snacks: Make Your Own Chips, Crisps, Crackers, Pretzels, Dips, and Other Savory Bites

Salty Snacks: Make Your Own Chips, Crisps, Crackers, Pretzels, Dips, and Other Savory Bites

When you think of baking, the first things that pop into your mind are probably cupcakes, cakes and other desserts. Baking is associated with sweet things, even though there are all kinds of savory goodies that can come out of an oven, including breads, pizza and crackers. Salty Snacks: Make Your Own Chips, Crisps, Crackers, Pretzels, Dips, and Other Savory Bites is a cookbook that ... Read More »

Coffee Cakes: Simple, Sweet and Savory

There are a wide range of cakes that can qualify as coffee cakes and their most distinctive feature is that they are never topped with frosting, unlike a dedicated dessert cake. They can be baked in pans of all shapes and sizes, include all kinds of fruits and nuts and are welcome at just about every occasion – although they are especially welcome at brunch. ... Read More »

We Love Madeleines

We Love Madeleines

Madeleines are classic little tea cakes that are light, buttery and slightly sweet. They’re good for just about any occasion and are a staple at coffee shops. Most of the time, madeleines are quite plain. Sometimes they are flavored with just a little vanilla or lemon, or drizzled with a little chocolate, but most of the time you will notice that they look almost identical ... Read More »

United States of Pie

Pies are not only delicious, but they always offer a slice of comfort and home when we dig into one. There are nut pies, fruit pies, cream pies and chocolate pies – and while you can take your pick to satisfy any particular food craving, it is a safe bet that some will appeal to you more than others and that could be because of ... Read More »

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