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Review: “No-Churn Ice Cream,” Leslie Bilderback

Pros: Some truly delicious ice cream! Cons: Problems in flavors and instructions Rating: 3 out of 5 No-Churn Ice Cream: Over 100 Simply Delicious No-Machine Frozen Treats is a promising title by Leslie Bilderback. Sure, I have an ice cream

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Recipe: Chilled Lemon Pie

I found some Meyer lemons at the grocery store last weekend, and on impulse I picked up some gingersnaps and cream cheese. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was going to do with them at the time, but this ended

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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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"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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Mollie Katzen’s Recipes: Desserts

Pros: Handy easel design; simple recipes; delicious results Cons: Although the book seems perfect for inexperienced cooks, it leaves some details out Rating: 4 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of Ten Speed Press. Visit Mollie Katzen online.   Mollie

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"Coffee," Betty Rosbottom

Pros: Great balance between technique & recipes; wonderful recipes; gorgeous photos Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Chronicle Books.   I adore coffee and, in particular, coffee-flavored treats. It’s something of an obsession of mine,

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The Ghirardelli Chocolate Cookbook

Pros: Delicious; delightful; beautiful photos Cons: FATTENING Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Ten Speed Press.   When The Ghirardelli Chocolate Cookbook crossed my desk, I did virtual cartwheels. I love chocolate in general, and Ghirardelli is

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"Classic Home Desserts," by Richard Sax

With this much variation of recipe you won’t like everything you find. But this book is well worth what you pay for it for the sheer volume of recipes, the quality of recipe, and the ease of production for these recipes. I predict you’ll find, like us, that this book becomes a staple in your kitchen.

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"Caramel: Recipes for Deliciously Gooey Desserts," by Peggy Cullen

Cullen demystifies caramel and turns it into something doable–even easy for more experienced cooks. And that’s pure, luxurious, delectable magic.

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