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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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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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"Luscious Lemon Desserts" by Lori Longbotham

“Luscious Lemon Desserts” is the must-have cookbook for the true lemon aficionado. Lori Longbotham knows how to showcase the clear, piercing flavor of lemon in all of its magnificence, whether you long for the creaminess of rice pudding, the luxuriousness of lemon mousse, or the palate-cleansing clarity of gelatin.

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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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"The Chocolate Deck," by Lori Longbotham

To a certain extent the utility of this deck is dependent on your personality and style; if you’re highly organized, I think you’ll find it much more usable than I did. If, like me, you have ADD-induced brain scatter, constantly having to find the small cards while you cook might drive you a tad nuts!

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"Cheesecake Extraordinaire," Mary Crownover

I wouldn’t call this the ultimate cheesecake cookbook, but I’d certainly call it a very good one. Personally I’d like to see more non-alcoholic and non-sugar-free recipes, and fewer unnecessary toppings (or a higher quality of topping recipes overall). However, depending on your particular tastes in food, your mileage may vary!

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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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