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Cookbook Review: Sweet Things by Annie Rigg

Candy. Mention the “candy” word and you’ll get a reaction: a turn of the head, a smack of the lips, perhaps even an instinctive reach of the hand. Where do you find candy? In any store checkout line. You can be buying a book on viral diseases at Barnes & Noble and there is a stack…

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Cookbook Review: The Ultimate Cookie Book from Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens has titled this The Ultimate Cookie Book. And, doubling down, on the back cover there is the claim, “The only cookie book you’ll ever need.” These are bold claims, but valid ones. Suzen and I have hundreds of cookie books. Seriously, hundreds. We have old friends there on our cookbook shelves…

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Throwback Thursday Cookbook Review: Home for the Holidays by Ken Haedrich

  You may very well have a Ken Haedrich book sitting on your shelves. If you don’t, you probably want to. Pie and Apple Pie were published in 2011 and already are classic baking books. Ken’s list of books at Amazon is pages long. And buried there is a timely book from 1992, Home for…

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Cookbook Review: Pies, Glorious Pies

I am not a proponent of violence, so I do ask this question with some trepidation. Who makes the best pies? There are regional rivalries that are sure to be stirred at the mention of “pie” and “best.” I recently posted a review of Southern Pies: http://www.cookingbythebook.com/cookbook-reviews/cookbook-review-southern-pies-by-nancie-mcdermott/ This is a book filled with treats, some…

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