Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sweet Reads

I thought it would be fun to share some books I’ve been wanting to bake from. Just some of the sweet reads sitting on my shelf. Well, actually they are on my mantle and on my floor because I am in desperate need of a bookshelf to house them all and keep them cozy.


They pretty much stay stacked to save space. I can get more stacks on my mantle that way. But you know – the book I want to pull down is always the one on the bottom. Of course. But do I unstack them to get to the one I need? Of course not. I strain and push and wiggle to lift the ones on top and try to inch the one I want out.

It’s never pretty.

Thank goodness all of these books are.

Let’s take a quick peek at them and hopefully you can help me decide which one to use first.


Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson
Photographs by Eric Wolfinger

This is a big, beautiful book of bread. And it scares me a little. I haven’t worked with dough or yeast a lot. But I want to learn. I want to make bread! And this book from the legendary Tartine Bakery in San Francisco is gonna help me. One day.


Ultimate Cookies by Julia Usher
Photographs by Steve Adams

Let me just say that this book could just as easily be placed in the art section as it is in the cookbook section. Julia’s cookie designs and attention to detail are absolutely amazing. Her piping work is impeccable and a little intimidating too. But she has lots of pictures and instructions to help you along the way.


Sugarlicious by Meaghan Mountford

Cute treats and fun sweets. This book is full of whimsical projects to that are easy to make and decorate for any occasion. And many of them kids can make, too.


Handheld Pies by Sarah Billingsley and Rachel Wharton
Photographs by Ellen Silverman

Umm… Pies? In my hand? Sold. Tiny treats in any form are hard for me to resist. And so was this cover. The book is divided into freeform pies, structured pies and jar pies. Too cute.


The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond

Hey Ree – Thank you for including so many sweets in your beautiful cookbook. The Coffee Cream Cake is calling me. But so are all the other recipes. Maybe I should just start at the top and check each one off. If they are as good as the Chocolate Sheet Cake in your first book, I am in trouble.


Sweet Auburn Desserts by Sonya Jones
Photographs by Deborah Llewellyn

That’s a cover, huh. Completely captivating. I can’t stop looking at it and I think my heart just started racing.
Sweet Auburn Bakery is located in Atlanta and I can’t believe I haven’t visited yet. I must correct that immediately. Oh and stack cakes just moved up on the to-bake list. Oh my. Oh! My!


The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl Day and Griffith Day

Look how adorable these two are. This book is from another Southern bakery and it makes me want to jump in the car and head straight to Savannah, GA to visit their charming shop. Turning the pages, each dessert is more tempting than the next. And there’s savories inside, too. Bacon Jam empanadas and the ham and cheese pastry puffs have my name all over them.


Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book by Jake Godby, Sean Vahey and Paolo Lucchesi
Photographs by Frankie Frankeny

With ice cream flavors like Secret Breakfast, Rosemary’s Baby and Fat Elvis … and more than 300K twitter followers, I want to know more about this little ice cream shop in San Francisco. When they say ice cream with attitude, they mean it.


Joy the Baker Cookbook by Joy Wilson

Oh Joy. Your book is a total biggie. I remember when we chatted at the book signing I had in Santa Monica and you were just starting it. Can you believe? Look at the amazingness you made. So happy for you! Oh… and those Baked Chili Cheese Fries… help me. P.S. Great arms!


Milk & Cookies by Tina Casaceli
Photographs by Antonis Achilleos

With a title like that, how can you go wrong. Divided by vanilla cookies, double chocolate cookies, oatmeal cookies, peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, special cookies, family favorites, brownies and bars … milk is definitely mandatory.


Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever
Photographs by Leigh Beisch

I love this cover!!! Love it. I want to wallpaper my kitchen in it! All I know is marshmallows will be happening soon. I just need a better candy thermometer first and then look out.


Pie it Forward by Gesine Bullock-Prado
Photographs by Tina Rupp

Pies, tarts, tortes and galettes. Yes, yes, yes and yes! Filled with tons of recipes and a passion to pie it forward, Gesine’s book should make any pie lover happy.


The Divvies Bakery Cookbook by Lori Sandler

I’ve had this book for a little while now and have meant to bake from it way before now. All the recipes are vegan and some are gluten free, too. If you have a need for egg, nut or dairy free, you might want to check it out. You can order online from them, too.


The Cookiepedia by Stacy Adimando
Photographs by Tara Striano

An encyclopedia of cookies. Oh yes. Buttery, chocolaty, fancy, fruity, spicy and nutty cookies fill the pages of this super cute book. It lays flat, too. Love that.


Home Baked Comfort by Kim Laidlaw
Photographs by Eric Wolfinger

I’ve baked from this book before but I couldn’t help showing it again. It’s really beautiful and one of the few books that I want to make almost everything inside. P.S. I have a recipe in the book, too. Fun!


Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts by Mark and Michael Klebeck with Jess Thomson
Photographs by Scott Pitts

I didn’t make it to Top Pot Doughnuts when I was in Seattle, but hopefully I can fix that one day soon. I love cake doughnuts and old fashioned doughnuts. Okay, I love any doughnuts. Except filled. Can’t do filled so much.


Les Petits Macarons by Kathryn Gordon and Anne McBride
Photographs by Steve Legato

I love these little cookie confections. I’ve made them a couple of times, but not enough to feel confident with them, so I scooped up this cute book for inspiration.


Push-Up Pops from Courtney Dial Whitmore
Photographs Kyle Dreier

Hey Courtney! Thanks for sending me your book. I have my push-up pop containers and I’m ready to go. Can’t wait to play with them.


The Sugar Cube by Kir Jensen with Danielle Centoni
Photographs by Lisa Warninger

Twisted treats from the heart of this sweet little food cart in Portland. And yes, those are chocolate chips drizzed in caramel on top of that cupcake. This one looks like it will be fun to dive in to.


Sugar Baby by Gesine Bullock-Prado
Photographs by Tina Rupp

This book is mostly about cooking with sugar instead of baking with it. Working on the stove instead of the oven. And yes, you can make your own rock candy at home. Super excited about that one. The recipes are divided by temperature so a good candy thermometer would be helpful.


Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer
Photographs by Stacy Newgent

I love everything about this book. The topic, the design, the unique flavors, the way the ice cream recipes are photographed. And I would love it more if I owned an ice cream machine so I could make some too. In the meantime, I just read that Jeni started selling some of her flavors at The Fresh Market last week – Yay for us! And you can also order them online.


Flour by Joanne Chang with Christie Matheson
Photographs by Keller + Keller

Spectacular recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery fill the pages of this mouth-watering book. Nutella tarts, chocolate brioche, and brown sugar popovers sound like a good place to start.


Phew – That wasn’t as quick as I expected but I hope you enjoyed this sweet peek.

So, which book or books would you want to bake from first?

If you made it all the way to the end of this post, just answer that question here on the website and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $150 Amazon gift card so you can pick out a bunch of books to bake from – or anything else you’d rather get from their site.

Deadline to enter is Thursday, May 3rd at 6 p.m. ET. Sorry, Time’s Up. Winner announced below.

One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Thursday evening.

Good luck guys!


Oh my. That was fun. I really like reading what you guys like. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing with me. I picked the winner and the gift certificate is going to Dawn H! Yay! Looks like you will be able to bring a little bit of Tartine right to your own kitchen. Have fun shopping and deciding.

Giveaway sponsored by me.

kaylie said...

I would have to go for the flour – the doughnuts on the front page look immense!

May 2, 2012 04:24 AM
Susan Kacsits said...

Marshmallow madness for sure!

May 2, 2012 04:27 AM
Sam R said...

Oh wow all these books look amazing! One thing tips the scale for me though…the flamingoes on the cover of Sugarlicious! They are the cutest thing!! Just might have to run out and get a copy immediately :D

May 2, 2012 04:28 AM
Susan said...

“Handheld Pies” looks like something I might actually cook!

May 2, 2012 04:28 AM
Kellie said...

Joy the Baker – I’ve been following her blog for years! Tartine is also amazing

May 2, 2012 04:29 AM
Kate said...

Ultimate cookies is beautiful! I love decorating but cakes seem to be too difficult for me. Plus, cookies are easier to share!

May 2, 2012 04:32 AM
Allison said...

Marshmallow madness! I truly am mad about marshmallows and would love to learn how to make them!

May 2, 2012 04:32 AM
Mary Cook said...

They all look wonderful but I think the first I would want to play with is
Hand held Pies and then
the Tartine Bread book
I love bread and I do bake a lot of it but I am liking the ideas of individual pies of all sorts.

One that is not on your list that I am expecting to arrive soon is
Cupcake Tin Chef. Again individual servings
Thank you

May 2, 2012 04:34 AM
Jamila said...

Sugar baby and Marshmallow madness really caught my atention.. how unique..always wondered how things like these could be made at home..

May 2, 2012 04:35 AM
Yenny said...

The Divvies bakery cookbook, please
thank you

May 2, 2012 04:36 AM
Jenelle N said...

Milk & Cookies by Tina Casaceli – I LOVE a good cookie, best time out when the kids nap at lunchtime!

May 2, 2012 04:36 AM
laura said...

That loaf of bread on the cover of the Tartine Bread one is yelling my name…
Thanks for the chance!

May 2, 2012 04:36 AM
Kelly W-Y said...

Flour book. That seems interesting

May 2, 2012 04:36 AM
Laura said...

Milk & Cookies by Tina Casaceli. Of course!!

May 2, 2012 04:36 AM
Lucille said...

Loving all your book recommendations!

The one I’m itching to try first is The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond. Looks awesome!

May 2, 2012 04:37 AM
Wendy said...

I would want to try the book Pushup Pops :D

May 2, 2012 04:38 AM
Ashley said...

Definitely Jeni’s Ice Cream book! The weather’s getting warmer and our air conditioner keeps breaking. My ice cream maker is calling me!!!!

May 2, 2012 04:39 AM
Julieanna said...

I would love to try Home Baked Comfort!!!!

May 2, 2012 04:39 AM
Amelia said...

Is my first time here! Glas to find you. Have seen the Mashmallow book somewhere, yes is this book then!

May 2, 2012 04:40 AM
Posy Valentino said...

Defiantly sugar baby! I love the cute quote in the corner!

May 2, 2012 04:43 AM
Malin from Finland said...

Sweet Auburn Desserts. Aah. What an inspiring cover. I think I have to run to the kitchen and bake something now. Bye.

May 2, 2012 04:43 AM
Heather said...

Sugarlicious – I can’t wait to try out some recipes with my kids.

May 2, 2012 04:44 AM
Elizabeth said...

Any one would do, but I really started slivating with the Top Pot doughnuts and the recipes you mentioned in Flour! Yum, yum, and yum is all I can say!

May 2, 2012 04:47 AM
Frau Sonntag said...

Handheld Pies! Looks yummy.

May 2, 2012 04:47 AM
Maria Arabatzis said...

I own some of these books and tested several receipes…”Flour” is in my opinion for the advanced Baker. Wonderful receipes, but they take time. But the good tasting results worth it. “Joy the Baker is so sweet…the way she writes and presents her treats. Nice receipes without to much afford. Nice! “Marshmallow Madness” is so exciting! Didn’t know that there are so many different tastes and shapes of Marshmallows. I also own Rees’ first book and there are so wonderful receipes, not only the Sweet ones! This week I will receive “Push-Up-Pops” (preorderd it 2 month ago), “Home baked comfort” and “Sugarbaby”….
What I finaly want to say is that each of these Books is wonderful in its own Way. Because each one has other treats! And I can recommand them all!

May 2, 2012 04:48 AM
georgia said...

Such a GREAT selection of sweet books! Hard to just settle on one! The Sugar Baby book is already on my wish list! I’d continue with the Tartine Bread (LOVE bread doughs) and I really want to try out the macarons.. so Petits Macarons is next on the list. I’ll summon the good forces of sugar and butter to pick me! pick me! as the winner.

May 2, 2012 04:49 AM
Natalie said...

The Sugarcubes book looks amazing! D.C. needs a food truck like that!

May 2, 2012 04:50 AM
Kimbo Froggins said...

Ohhh it would have to be Sugarlicious by Meaghan Mountford!!
The frog cakes on the cover are just calling my name!!
I’m sure if I “Redd-it” (hehe) I would be making many many things for weeks to come….I am also in love with the mallow Zombies!! a must for my treat or treaters at Halloween my number 2 love in life!! :D

May 2, 2012 04:51 AM
Kate said...

You already inspired me to go shopping – I have already ordered Marshmallow Madness and would love to had Sugarlicious to my library as well.

May 2, 2012 04:52 AM
Kylee said...

I’m thinking Divvies because I LOVE cupcakes and the ones on the front look so poufy and fun. And I love sharing cupcake love around, so the egg/dairy/gluten free recipes would be a kick.

May 2, 2012 04:53 AM
Rose K said...

Joanne Chang’s Flour Cookbook would be my first choice.

May 2, 2012 04:53 AM
Sonia said...

OMG! handheld pies! thats awesome! i think i’d have to bake from that one first… and i think i have to invest in a copy of that right now!

May 2, 2012 04:55 AM
nichola said...

I feel like Dr. Evil biting my pinky, I want them all. haha Handheld Pies certainly looks scrumptious and Flour. I’m a Boston Girl transplanted to the Cape but miss the city. I wish I could take a class at Flour but the book would be a good start. Thank You!

May 2, 2012 04:55 AM
Vivian said...

Marshmallow madness, little 5.5 would think I am god if I made marshmallow. Already think I am great for making macarons, so les petit macaron will be great to look for ideas

May 2, 2012 04:55 AM
Miss Overballe said...

I already own Sugarlicious, Milk and Cookies, Marshmallow Madness, Top Pot Hand-forged Doughnuts and Sugarbaby… But I think I would start with Joy the Baker Cookbook :) (might just have to buy that one…)

May 2, 2012 04:55 AM
Maike said...

Thank you for all those great book-ideas!! Have allready spent about an hour browsing through all those books on Amazon! :) Milk&Cookies and Ultimate Cookies are on the top of my wishlist! So I reacon you should start with them! :)

May 2, 2012 04:55 AM
Simone said...

there are so many great blogs of talented chefs and bakers and people with wonderful ideas. like you, bakerella – and for example ree. that’s why i’d love to dive into her book! sweet greets from hamburg, germany!

May 2, 2012 04:56 AM
Steph said...

Ultimate Cookies! It looks very inspiring.

May 2, 2012 04:58 AM
Heidi said...

The Divvies Bakery Cookbook. Very Interesting!!!

May 2, 2012 04:59 AM
Kelly said...

I would start with the marshmallow madness classic vanilla marshmallow recipe. I just made it with my sister (and my two month old twin girls) today and it turned out beautifully. I then read the whole book cover to cover because I was so excited. Many more fun marshmallow projects ahead!

May 2, 2012 04:59 AM
Azu said...

I love cookbooks! I want them all! But I’ll start off with the Pioneer Woman Cooks (her recipes are always great), Les Petits Macarons (I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making macarons), and Tartine Bread (I’ve never made bread and would love to learn!)

May 2, 2012 05:00 AM
Yoli said...

Doughnuts please! Yum yum!!!

May 2, 2012 05:01 AM
Deanna said...

i think Marshmallow Madness should be the first choice because it is so-o-o different

May 2, 2012 05:02 AM
mara said...

Oh, what I would do for PIE! And the handheld ones are just too cute. So, Handheld Pies it is. :D

May 2, 2012 05:03 AM
Shannon said...

Definitely the bread book. There’s nothing like a good, time-consuming bread recipe to make you appreciate pretty much anything else you’ll bake! The time and effort spent whipping cream or making mousse or even homemade candy will pale in comparison to the admittedly long sitting, kneading, more sitting, more flour!–process–but the outcome is so much more satisfying! The first time I made bread made me feel like I’d finally become a ‘people’s cook’–yes I could do fun, creative, and delicate things like sugar cookies, cake pops, and twice-kissed meringues, but at the end of the dinner party, there’s nothing like a nice crisp bread and cheese with your after dinner wine–before the cake. (Plus, if you have big baking days and make the bread first, you can snack on that instead of eating all the cookie dough like I usually do!)

May 2, 2012 05:06 AM
Elyse said...

I would go with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. It would give me an excuse to buy an ice cream maker!

May 2, 2012 05:06 AM
Denise said...

Ree’s bok and le Petite Macaron are my top 2!

May 2, 2012 05:07 AM
Betty Jo said...

I have Marshmallow Madness, but I haven’t had a chance to make anything out of it yet, so that book would be my first choice.

May 2, 2012 05:08 AM
Nancy G said...

They all look like great reads- but I have to go with Marshmallow Madness!! Looks fun :)

May 2, 2012 05:08 AM
Nancy Vu said...

Marshmallow madness!! The cover makes me want to dive in – like a colourful cloud puffs!

May 2, 2012 05:12 AM
Luisa said...

Any of these book will be very welcome in my kitchen library but the first one has to be “Handheld Pies”.

May 2, 2012 05:12 AM
Margie Ben Dov said...

Oh, this is a very hard choice. Since I love anything with fruit, I think I would pick Handheld Pies.

May 2, 2012 05:13 AM
Carol said...

That is one of the hardest decisions ever! They all looked so pretty! Handheld Pies look really fun!

May 2, 2012 05:15 AM
ourania said...

I would start with Flour and then the Auburn little cafe…

May 2, 2012 05:17 AM
Kelli S said...

Oh my gosh, all of those books look amazing!! I really love the push pops one – it looks so practical as a gift or just for giving to people :)

May 2, 2012 05:18 AM
Celine said...

In the mood for Milk & Cookies!! :) Thanks for sharing your baking books – make me feel better that I have so many (and now I have a few more to go guy!!)

May 2, 2012 05:18 AM
Pati Rhea said...

It would definitely have to be Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts. Who doesn’t love a hot, fresh doughnut?!

May 2, 2012 05:20 AM
Bobbie said...

Oooh, so difficult to choose, but it has to be The Pioneer Woman book. I’ve been following her blog for a while now & loooove her!

May 2, 2012 05:20 AM
Eliana said...

I love all the books. I will start with the ultimate cookies book first. Hope I win to order all the books :)

May 2, 2012 05:21 AM
Nour said...

They are ALL so tempting. I’d first like to try Sweet Auburn Desserts by Sonya Jones, then Cookies and Milk and Cookiepedia…

May 2, 2012 05:21 AM
Renee said...

I would definitely have to go with Pie it Forward. Looks so yum!

May 2, 2012 05:28 AM
zarpandit said...

i love icecream! jeni’s book looks so good! omg great giveaway!

May 2, 2012 05:30 AM
Heather said...

I would have to go with Ree the Pioneer Woman Cooks. I have her other cookbook and just drool looking thru the pages. Her recipes are just so tasty!

May 2, 2012 05:31 AM
Shari from Ohio said...

Tartine Breads, Milk and cookies and Flour!

The macaron book even intimidates me!

May 2, 2012 05:34 AM
Emily C said...

Those Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts are calling my name!! I would also love the challenge of making the marshmallows and macarons. But these all look amazing! Too early to add to a Christmas list?

May 2, 2012 05:35 AM
Caroline said...

Wow, they all look amazing! Since I’m having a cooking table at my wedding this summer I’d have to start with Milk & Cookies or Cookiepedia. Sugar Baby looks like fun too! I’m hoping to get the ice cream maker attachment for my Kitchenaid mixer at my shower or wedding, and then I’d definitely want to try one of the ice cream books.

May 2, 2012 05:36 AM
Felicia said...

I am intrigued by the doughnut book! (but I’m also tempted by PW’s new book!)

May 2, 2012 05:38 AM
Buckeroomama said...

Ooh, I’d love The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond. I’ve loved pretty much all the of her recipes that I’ve tried!

May 2, 2012 05:39 AM
Elise said...

The Flour cookbook is calling my name but it’s do hard to choose from that great assortment.

May 2, 2012 05:39 AM
terri shultz said...

I would have to say Pushup pops they just look so delicious !! i have been wanting to try myself ..

May 2, 2012 05:43 AM
Cindy M L said...

Pioneer Woman I own and love. I’ve had my eye on “Flour” every trip I make to the bookstore….

May 2, 2012 05:45 AM
Emma said...

I would love to spend a week at your place reading all those books!!

My first would be the handheld pies book, I think mini pies are the next cupcake!

May 2, 2012 05:46 AM
Sabrina said...

The Push-Up Pops!

May 2, 2012 05:46 AM
Darlean said...

Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever! because it’s something I’ve never ever tried and the cover picture is AMAZING!

May 2, 2012 05:46 AM
Ivory Allen said...

They all look Amazing! But I guess I would start with Flour. All the pictures look delicious! :)

May 2, 2012 05:48 AM
Denise Gierula said...

Are you kidding? I have to pick one? Hmmm…I guess Pioneer Woman’s newest cookbook. She’s a hoot and a great cook and baker just like you.

May 2, 2012 05:48 AM
Rebecca said...

I’m so happy to see I am not the only one who continues to buy cookbooks even though she has so many that she hasn’t touched yet and is dying to bake from……your list is amazing! I’d love to get a few, but for some reason “Handheld Pies” just looks like a must!

May 2, 2012 05:49 AM
Martha said...

All the books look awesome! Definitely a tough choice but I would go with “The Cookiepedia”.

May 2, 2012 05:49 AM
Notyet100 said...

Umm I would like to own joy the baker,…luved the collection ,thanks for putting them together,”

May 2, 2012 05:49 AM
Meredith said...


May 2, 2012 05:50 AM
Izzie said...

I would choose Handheld Pies. It looks like it would be fun and I do enjoy a good pie!

May 2, 2012 05:52 AM
Michelle said...

I’d love to try pie.. I’ve been curious in making pie since I started to bake.

May 2, 2012 05:53 AM
Amy W said...

I gave my bestie “Flour” for a shower hostess gift and she loves it. I think I would love the Milk and Cookies and the doughnut book. I’m like you, Bakerella, I love all donuts except filled!

May 2, 2012 05:53 AM
LB said...

If I can only pick ONE… Hmm…. Jeni’s ice cream then 1a is Sugarlicious. :-)

May 2, 2012 05:56 AM
Adah Raffensberger said...

Mine would be the handheld pie book. They look very yummy.

May 2, 2012 05:56 AM
liz said...

I love them all, but sugar baby would be my first pick. I want to make the rock candy on the cover!

May 2, 2012 05:57 AM
Ashley V said...

Push-up pops! They look so cute and fun.

May 2, 2012 05:58 AM
Michelle Crook said...

Hard choice … I was actually thinking as I scrolled through them that I’d love all of them! But I think I’d like to try Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts: FIRST. Thanks!

May 2, 2012 05:58 AM
Kara M said...

Definitely ‘Milk and Cookies’ !

May 2, 2012 05:59 AM
Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Great selection! Looks like we have a similar thing going on with our books. Just saw a few new ones too… I’m in trouble. ;-)
Courtney’s book is waiting for the push up pop containers to arrive, and then I’ll be ready to experiment (translation – add a few more pounds. Ha!). Thanks for another great post! xo

May 2, 2012 06:01 AM
Andrea L said...

Les Petits Macarons! I have been fantasizing about creating fabulous macarons for a while now. I can’t wait!!

May 2, 2012 06:02 AM
Lesley said...

Flour~ … and I want to do it right now !{the whole carpool can stay right here and enjoy the smells…. I’m sure their parents won’t mind…right? }

May 2, 2012 06:04 AM
Cindy said...

Wow, they all look great! If I have to chose, I pick Hand Held Pies and Pushup Pops.

May 2, 2012 06:06 AM
Sarah said...

Pushup pops because they’d be great for our kindergarten celebration this month!

May 2, 2012 06:08 AM
becky w. said...

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home…. I love going there (I live less than 60 miles from Columbus), and I think I’ve tried most of the flavors! I would love to try to make them from home!

May 2, 2012 06:08 AM
Lauren K. said...

Oh my goodness! I’d really love to just have them all, but if I had to choose? Hmm.. I’d say the Handheld Pies. After two years my boyfriend just let me know he’s really more of a pie person, and that’s just not one of my specialties…. Yet! Loved the post, I’ll have to go stock up now!

May 2, 2012 06:09 AM
Deb said...

Hand forged doughnuts – but I’d really like to pick one recipe from each cookbook, make ‘em and have a party!

May 2, 2012 06:09 AM
Teresinha said...

Difficult choice… but Sweet Auburn Desserts by Sonya Jones would be the winner!

May 2, 2012 06:10 AM
Lawrie said...

I think Milk and Cookies would be my first go-to. Can’t beat a yummy soft cookie with a big glass of milk!

May 2, 2012 06:11 AM
Amelia A said...

i couldn’t just pick one, so i went with three of them!

1. Handheld Pies
2. Milk and Cookies
3. Top Pot Hand-forged Doughnuts

love this post, all of them look like great cookbooks! :)

May 2, 2012 06:11 AM
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