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Gingerbread in Our Jenn-Air Steam Oven

  Our cooking school Cooking by the Book in Tribeca has a brand new kitchen. Our suite of appliances is now provided by Jenn-Air and we could not be happier with the look, utility and the taste from these ultra-modern appliances. With touch screen technology and embedded recipes and guidance, these appliances make cooking easier…

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Honey Cake with Orange Buttercream from Scandinavia Baking by Trine Hahnemann

  For this holiday season, how about a very different dessert from a place that is always, or almost always, cold. Here is a Honey Cake with Orange Buttercream recipe from Scandinavian Baking by Trine Hahnemann. It’s a lovely book filled with recipes from a part of Europe that we too often pass by, as…

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Chocolate Fudge Brownies from Brownies Blondies and Other Traybakes from Ryland Peters & Small

  Yesterday I posted a very positive review of Brownies, Blondies and Other Traybakes from Ryland Peters & Small. It’s the best brownie book in years. And, yes, you should try all the other yummy treats here. This is a British book, so there are some surprises here for you: jam-filled and fig-topped trays of…

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Black and White Cupcakes from Sprinkles

Last week I posted a very positive review of The Sprinkles Baking Book by Candace Nelson. She started the Spinkles chain over a decade ago. It’s simple to describe Sprikles: the best cupcakes on earth. I know. I have tested and tasted far and wide. There is simply no question that the Sprinkles products have…

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