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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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"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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"Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey," Jill O’Connor

Pros: Gorgeous photos; tempting recipes; wonderful flavors; sugar levels that could kill you! Cons: Some flavors aren’t as expected; O the excess pounds! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Chronicle Books. This is my fifth review in

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"The Essential Chocolate Chip Cookbook," Elinor Klivans

Pros: Gorgeous photos; tempting recipes; wonderful flavors Cons: Structural problems; imbalanced flavors Rating: 3 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Chronicle Books. I’m counting this as my first review in the Soup’s On [dead link removed] challenge!   I’m

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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 Big Book of Diabetic Desserts," Jackie Mills, MS, RD

Pros: Delicious results; creative approaches; wonderful tips Cons: Some recipes still seem to have rather high sugar content Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of Jane Wesman Public Relations, Inc.   First disclaimer: while I have a minor

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"Demolition Desserts," Elizabeth Falkner

Pros: Stunning (and stunningly delicious) desserts; amazing photos; playful flare Cons: Not for the casual cook! Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Ten Speed Press.   Elizabeth Falkner is the highly creative pastry chef behind three well-known

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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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Review of “Luscious Lemon Desserts”

Today’s review is of Lori Longbotham’s Luscious Lemon Desserts. I’m a lemon fiend. I tend to forget about lemon; my adoration of things like mint and chocolate sometimes overshadows it. However, whenever I see this cookbook sitting on a shelf

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"A Passion for Ice Cream," by Emily Luchetti

Ultimately, while you’ll want to make sure you’re up to the kind of in-depth recipes in this book before buying it, it’s a high-quality cookbook that produces delicious results. I look forward to making yet more recipes out of it!

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