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Cookbook Review: New Cake Decorating from Betty Crocker

How many of you bake cakes from scratch and decorate them fabulously? How many of you bake cakes from scratch? How many of you bake cakes from a cardboard box? How many of you eat cake? Ah, at last, someone answers “yes”, thank goodness. I do bake cakes, from scratch, and I frost them. But…

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TBT Cookbook Review: The Art of Eating Well by Pellegrino Artusi

  This may be the oldest TBT cookbook I’ve ever done. First published in 1891, The Art remains in print and is widely used. In Italy, there have been over 111 editions and in almost every home kitchen you can find a copy of one edition or another. Author Pellegrino Artusi was an upper class…

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  It’s Throwback Thursday and time for some a great oldie. I did this review two years ago and since then once a month or so Suzi and I dip into this wonderful book of bite-side treats.The book itself is from 1991 but the genesis is the 1970s. Flo Braker started a baking business that…

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Cookbook Review: A Lime and a Shaker by Tad Carducci and Paul Tanguay

Its summer and this is the season for great cocktails books. The past few months have seen many excellent cocktail books published but this one rises to the top. Its creators go by the name The Tippling Brothers, a tribute to the concept of tippling — an English term for continuous drinking of small amounts…

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