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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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Cookbook Review: Skinny Sippers

I enjoy a good cocktail. I do. The intensity of flavor, the splash of color, the relaxing effects — it’s no wonder that the cocktail hour prevails, whether at home or in the happy hour activities at every bar in town. Growing up in the 1950s, my parents were just like everyone else on the…

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