Twelve Days of Cookies Starts… NOW (Saffron, Orange and Honey Madeleines)

This holiday season I am determined to post a Twelve Days of Cookies list and I will only stand a chance if I start now. This month Food 52 Baking Club is featuring Ottolenghi’s book Sweet authored with Helen Goh, his dessert partner in crime. As with all Ottolenghi books, this one is beautiful, worthy…

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Will Blog for Food (Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook)

I received an e-mail from a publisher a couple of weeks ago. They had come across my blog and wanted to know if I would like to review a book they had coming out. Me? I was flattered (my aw-shucks, you really like me moment). Wait, this isn’t some ploy to get me to buy…

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Holiday Cookies, Already? (Book Review-Holiday Cookies)

I love cookies and every year I look forward to baking holiday cookies to share with family and friends. The process for which cookies end up in my annual holiday platter starts..well, the day after Christmas. Throughout the year I keep an eye out for new cookie recipes to go along with my tried and…

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Got Dough? (Tasties)

In life there are two sides to everything.  The yin and yang of the universe.  There are those that twist their Oreos apart, lick the frosting off the cookie and then eat each cookie (seems kind of silly to me) versus those that absolutely never take Oreos apart but eat the cookie and frosting together….

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A Quirky Cast of Characters and Delicious Pastries Makes for a Pleasant Read

Instead of the usual Christmas baking and festivities I found myself in bed with the flu for most of the holiday season.  I passed the time by watching the Hallmark holiday movie channel (I know, desperate times call for desperate measures) and luckily a PBS Downton Abby marathon.  I soon tired of watching TV and fortuitously…

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Review: Martha Stewart’s Vegetables

Early adopter.  That’s how I would describe myself when it comes to Martha Stewart.  Years ago I invested in a copy of Entertaining the book that put her on the map.  In a tiny apartment, on a student’s budget, I dreamed of hosting a Hawaiian luau or an elegant holiday soiree’. Ok, never did the luau or…

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Book Review: The Dim Sum Field Guide

The Dim Sum Field Guide: Not For the Novice Dim Sum Eater I love dim sum so I jumped at the chance to review Carolyn Phillips’ “The Dim Sum Field Guide”.  My first impression of the book was, quite honestly, underwhelming.  “There aren’t any photographs,” I lamented to my hubby.  “Only line drawings of each…

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