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Review: “Fika” (cookbook), Brones & Kindvall

Pros: Sooo delicious! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.   Fika: The Art of The Swedish Coffee Break is an absolutely delicious cookbook! It explains that

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"Milk & Cookies," Tina Casaceli

Pros: Mmmmmmm….. Cons: Just remember to put that butter out to soften, and it helps to have a good stand mixer Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (published 2011) provided courtesy of Chronicle Books     I’m eating a

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Cuisipro Snap Fit Cookie Cutters

Pros: Snap together for easy storage; dishwasher safe; strong plastic Cons: Too-fine corners; won’t release dough Rating: 2 out of 5

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Bridge Over Troubled Cookies

My visiting friend and I are making a couple more recipes out of the chocolate chip cookbook. Surprisingly for a Chronicle cookbook, there appear to be some… problems… in this one. There were multiple things in the cheesecake bar-cookie recipe

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"The Christmas Cookie Book," by Lou Seibert Pappas

This might not be a 100% perfect cookbook, but it’s a beautiful and inspiring source of Christmas cookies, and if that’s what you’re looking for I think you’ll enjoy it!

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"Big Fat Cookies" by Elinor Klivans

Every recipe we’ve made from this cookbook has been delightful–particularly those butterscotch blondie cookies!

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A Thanksgiving Menu

I have a ton of recipes picked out now, carefully calculated to allow me to review as many cookbooks as possible, naturally! This is going to seem like an awful lot, but we live off of our Thanksgiving menu for

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"The King Arthur Flour 200th Anniversary Cookbook"

If you only have the money to buy one baking book, this is it. It’s designed for the home cook, with simple methods and ingredients. Directions are explained well, and you’ll understand why they do things the way they do them. Besides, it has recipes for EVERYTHING!

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"How to Bake," Nick Malgieri

This book is well worth the cost if you love to bake – there are lots of great recipes, and some good information. If you’re really and truly trying to find out “how to bake,” however, I’d recommend the KAF cookbook instead.

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"Rosie’s Bakery Chocolate-Packed, Jam-Filled, Butter-Rich, No-Holds-Barred Cookie Book" Judy Rosenberg

These recipes are, overall, more innovative and “new” than the ones in Rosie’s Bakery Book. You’ll also find a number of cookies designed to mimic certain brand-name store-bought cookies. For anyone who loves cookies this is a fabulous investment; for the rest of us it’s good too.

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