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Cookbook Review: The Sweet Side of Ancient Grains by Erin Dooner

  This new baking book has a long history. Author Erin Dooner is from Plano, Texas and grew up on real American baking: brownies, cakes, cookies, … Things do happen. She met a man from Berlin, fell in love and now lives in Berlin. She loves him and she still loves her brownies. In Germany,…

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Blackberry Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel from Breakfast Comforts by Rick Rodgers

In Breakfast Comforts Rick Rodgers offers ideas encouraging you to idle in the kitchen in the morning. He offers griddle treats, egg inspirations, savory main ideas, and some sweet combinations deliberately enticing you to bake at home. I cannot count how many times I have had that coffee cake with cinnamon streusel on top and…

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TBT Cookbook Review: A Real American Breakfasts by Cheryl and Bill Jamisons

  Breakfast, the forgotten meal. We all know we should eat breakfast and we do think about it, as we pick up a coffee and croissant at Starbucks. We may, may actually make breakfast or brunch on weekends. Sometimes. The best breakfast cookbook ever, in my humble bacon-and-biscuit opinion, is this gem from 2002. A…

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Cookbook Review: Brown Sugar Kitchen by Tanya Holland

Like soul food? Interested? Want the very best? Read on. For a too short time a few years ago, Tanya Holland worked at Cooking by the Book. She was one of the culinary advisors central to our hands-on culinary program. Here, corporate groups come into our kitchen, divide into groups, and each group has a…

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