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Sweets
Sweets
Paperback      ISBN: 1582343071

In Sweets, Tim Richardson takes us on a magical confectionery tour, letting his personal passion fuel the narrative of candy's rich and unusual history. Beginning with a description of the biology of sweetness itself, Richardson navigates the ancient history of sweets, the incredible range and diversity of candies worldwide, the bizarre figures and practices of the confectionery industry, and the connection between food and sex. He goes on to explore the role of sweets in myth and folklore and, finally, offers a personal philosophy of continual sweet-eating based on the writings of Epicurus.

A delicious blend of anecdote, history, and investigative reporting, Sweets is the perfect gift for anyone who loves candy.

Sweet & Easy Vegan: Treats Made with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners
Sweet & Easy Vegan
Treats Made with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452103011

Here is the delicious answer to every vegan's most important question: What's for dessert? From cookies and brownies to cakes and pies (and even vegan "ice cream"), author Robin Asbell proves that nothing is lost when choosing to forgo dairy. Sweet & Easy Vegan collects more than 60 indulgent recipes and includes expert information on natural sweeteners, whole grains, and the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, plus a handy guide to unusual ingredients and a source list to help readers find them. Vegan never tasted so sweet.

The Cupcake Diaries: Recipes and Memories from the Sisters of Georgetown Cupcake
The Cupcake Diaries
Recipes and Memories from the Sisters of Georgetown Cupcake
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062090607

In The Cupcake Diaries, founders of the Georgetown Cupcake franchise, bestselling authors and former stars of the hit TLC series DC Cupcakes, authors Katherine Kallinis and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne inspire readers with more than 30 delicious cupcake recipes and life lessons that led to their success as entrepreneurs.

Fans of Ree Drummond's The Pioneer Woman Cooks will enjoy The Cupcake Diaries and its recipes for treats ranging from banana split cupcakes, white chocolate raspberry cupcakes, and Gluten Free Chocolate-Chip Lava Fudge that Katherine Kallinis and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne have to offer.

This inspiring book from the two-sister pastry team whose cupcakes "beat Magnolia Bakery's by miles and miles," according to Frank Bruni of the New York Times, is destined to be your go-to guide to blissful baking.

Ice Cream
Ice Cream
Hardcover      ISBN: 1841728225
Biscotti: Recipes from the Kitchen of the American Academy in Rome, Rome Sustainable Food Project
Biscotti
Recipes from the Kitchen of the American Academy in Rome, Rome Sustainable Food Project
Hardcover      ISBN: 1892145898

The Rome Sustainable Food Project, a program devoted to providing organic, local, and sustainable meals for the community of the American Academy in Rome, has launched a delicious revolution to rethink institutional dining. Headed by chef Mona Talbott, a Chez Panisse alum, and guided by Alice Waters, the menus have given rise to a new, authentic cuisine inspired by la cucina romana, Chez Panisse, and the collective experience of those working in the AAR kitchen. Biscotti is the first book in the series. Each volume, covering a single subject, contains authentic, simple recipes for favorite dishes served at the academy's communal table, narrated with carefully explained techniques and methods-suitable for both the home cook and the institutional kitchen.

Our first bite into this book project is a sweet one, focusing on fifty biscotti and dolcetti (cookies and sweets). Subsequent volumes in the series will include muffins and scones; pasta, long and short; vegetables; preserves; and more.
Rose's Christmas Cookies
Rose's Christmas Cookies
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688101364

Rose's Christmas Cookies is the go-to guide for cookie baking throughout the holiday season Complete with 60 cookie recipes and a color photograph of each cookie for handy reference, this easy-to-use and fun-to-read book will result in scrumptious, festive, and splendid-looking cookies every time.

Who can resist Chocolate-Dipped Melting Moments Cookies or moist Mini-Cheesecakes with Lemon Curd . . . or David Shamah's Jumbles, a fabulous cross between a chocolate-chip cookie and a chunky candy bar bursting with raisins, chocolate chips, and pecans. Whether you need a cookie to decorate your tree or grace your mantelpiece (cookies like Stained Glass or Christmas Wreaths), a sweet to send (Mahogany Butter Crunch Toffee, Maple Macadamia Bars), or a special holiday treat for your dinner party (Praline Truffle Cups, Chocolate-Pistachio Marzipan Spirals), you'll find that perfect something here.

Swedish Cakes
Swedish Cakes
Hardcover      ISBN: 1620870991

Cake is the centerpiece of every birthday, every wedding, and every celebration. It can also bring enjoyment to an ordinary day, as a well-earned slice of delicious indulgence. Here are fifty-eight spectacular cakes from master confectioner and baker Jan Hedh, whose truly artistic touch with desserts is a pleasure to behold. He takes you into his kitchen and shows you the secrets behind his spectacular creations: the different types of batters and frosting, the best techniques for constructing layer cakes, and how to make professional-looking decorations.

Some of the tempting desserts featured here include:
  • Strawberry and Rhubarb Charlotte
  • Truffle Cake
  • Raspberry and Almond Layer Cake
  • Apple Meringue Cake
  • Marbled Chocolate Mousse Cake
  • Champagne Cake with Raspberry Jam
Also featured are full-color photographs by Charlotte Gawell, which not only display the cakes in all their mouthwatering glory, but also illustrate every step of the baking and decorating techniques, making even the most detailed and delicate processes easy to understand. This is a beautiful collection of ornate cakes that every baker will want to master
Bundt Cake Bliss: Delicious Desserts from Midwest Kitchens
Bundt Cake Bliss
Delicious Desserts from Midwest Kitchens
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0873515854

How does an ordinary person make a sophisticated, crowd-pleasing cake in a snap? With a bundt pan, of course Foodie Susanna Short brings back the beautiful bundts of yesteryear with mouthwatering, kitchen-tested recipes for busy families, elegant entertainers, and confection connoisseurs everywhere in Bundt Cake Bliss.

From vintage favorites like Quick Orange Kiss and Tunnel of Fudge to fanciful finds like Green Chili Cornbread and Mexican Hot Chocolate Mini Bundts, this delightful book features just about every delectable bundt baked by the Midwest's own since the handy pan burst into the baking scene in the 1960s. And don't forget the dozens of glazes, sauces, and frostings sure to transform any cake into a shining crown of glory.

Here is a cookbook that makes baking accessible to all, where fun is an essential tool in the kitchen. Among the delicious recipes and stories of the cakes and their creators are tips for dressing up bundts for special occasions and for managing those unexpected mishaps. And to top it off, Short offers warm and humorous reflections about the power of bundts in building community.

S'mores: Gourmet Treats for Every Occasion
S'mores
Gourmet Treats for Every Occasion
Hardcover      ISBN: 1423600916

S'mores

Gourmet Treats for Every Occasion

S'mores takes the classic campfire treat to an unbelievably yummy new level Lisa Adams has set out to create recipes for s'mores that really live up to their name and leaving everyone clamoring for "some more " S'mores shares dozens of delightful recipes that use fruits, chocolates of every variety, sauces, breads, cookies and more to embellish the classic s'more and add variety, creativity, and fun to the fire.

Delicious new takes on the classic campfire dessert.

Recipes include:

Fruit Flavor Burst

Banana Caramel

Kettle Corn

Caramel Apple

Chocolate Raspberry Croissant

Stuffed Apricot

The Roasty Toasty

Chocolate Yogurt

Smashing Pumpkins

Candy Cane

Fun Facts:

July 7th is Chocolate Day

August 10th is National S'mores Day

August 30th is National Toasted Marshmellow Day

The first publication of the "Official S'more Recipe" was in the Girl Scouts newsletter, published by the Girl Scouts in 1927.

Lisa Adams is a writer, camping veteran and lifetime sweet tooth who loves to share her divinely delicious recipes with s'more fans everywhere. She lives in Menlo Park, California.

Cake Pops by Bakerella: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats
Cake Pops by Bakerella
Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811876373

What's cuter than a cupcake? A cake pop, of course Wildly popular blogger Bakerella (aka Angie Dudley) has turned cake pops into an international sensation Cute little cakes on a stick from decorated balls to more ambitious shapes such as baby chicks, ice cream cones, and even cupcakes these adorable creations are the perfect alternative to cake at any party or get-together. Martha Stewart loved the cupcake pops so much she had Bakerella appear on her show to demonstrate making them. Now Angie makes it easy and fun to recreate these amazing treats right at home with clear step-by-step instructions and photos of more than 40 featured projects, as well as clever tips for presentation, decorating, dipping, coloring and melting chocolate, and much more.