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"Farmers' Market Desserts," Jennie Schacht

Pros: Delightful, delicious, and oh-so-seasonal! Cons: None so far! Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (published 2010) provided courtesy of Chronicle Books.   Farmers’ markets can be delightful places, filled with ripe, seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as

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Blue Moon Pudding

I love looking around the house for ingredients we aren’t using, or need to use up, and figuring out how to put them together into something interesting. Here’s a silky pudding I made last night: Blue Moon Pudding (serves 4,

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Cheesy Roasted Potato Packets

Last night I wanted to make a dish using some fingerling potatoes and cheddar we had on hand, and ended up looking to a recipe of “Potatoes in Paper” for ideas. I changed it up a bit, and would change

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Cheese, glorious cheese!

You’ll just have to imagine the post title sung dramatically, because I wouldn’t do you the disservice of trying to sing it myself. We have the most awesome local Whole Foods Market. I won’t go into the breakfast bar with

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Best. Granola Bars. Ever.

I’d been looking for something quick, easy, and not too unhealthy that my husband could have for breakfast before work in the morning. Preferably something he could just grab & go. Granola bars are great in theory, but most of

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"Whoopie Pies," Billingsley & Treadwell

Pros: WONDERFUL results; fantastic mix-and-match ideas Cons: One or two small mistakes—but the recipes are simple enough that if you know your way around a kitchen, you can figure them out Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book (published 2010)

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"Stonewall Kitchen Winter Celebrations," King, Stott & Gunst

Pros: Delightful! Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (published 2009) courtesy of Chronicle Books.   This is the second Stonewall Kitchen cookbook I’ve tried, and I’m definitely hooked. They’re small cookbooks, that focus on providing a smaller

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Rebooting with a Latte Tapioca Recipe

For the last three years I’ve suffered from insomnia, something that got particularly bad over the last six months. This is why this blog went defunct and the reviews blog slowed to a trickle. I’ll get into the details of

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"All Cakes Considered," Melissa Gray

Pros: Hilarious, incredibly useful, and soooooooooo delicious Cons: NONE Rating: 6 out of 5 Review book (published 2009) courtesy of Chronicle Books.   Actual quotes uttered during the testing of this cookbook by me, my husband, and friends: “Is it

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"Absolutely Chocolate," Fine Cooking Eds.

Pros: Wow. Delightful, hard-working recipes that showcase the best of chocolate. Cons: Sugar, calories, fat, calories… Rating: 5 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of The Taunton Press.   Hi, my name is Heather, and I’m addicted to chocolate. I

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