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.

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3,843 comments on “Sweet Reads”

  1. Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook….I love the old time recipes!!

  2. They all look so good, but I think I would have to check out those stack cakes in Sweet Auburn Desserts first!!

  3. Le Petits Macaron or Tartine Bread! or maybe Sugarlicious…

    Oh! Life is full of tough decisions! Thank you bakerella for making my Wednesday Hump Day attitude float away on a cloud of (literally!) sweet dreams!

  4. Well, I’d love to have all of them, but in all likelihood, I’d probably make something out of Ree’s first. I love so many of her recipes. And that coffee cake looks ridiculous. I need it. Too bad I’m on a diet right now. Maybe it’ll be my reward treat at the end.

  5. I definitely would want to cook from the Pioneer Woman’s cookbook first! Thanks for the peek at all of these beautiful books!

  6. I would LOVE to have and attempt every recipe in Sweet Auburn Desserts!!! I live in a small town outside of Atlanta and this would give me another excuse to go visit for some yummies!! Thanks for the chance!

  7. Wow, these look amazing. I’d love to cook from Home Baked Comfort and Sweet Auburn Desserts.

  8. I’d have to say Marshmallow Madness. I’ve always wanted to try making them!

  9. Wow hard decision! I think I would go with the Handheld Pies… I love sweet personal things. :)

  10. PUSH UP POPS!?!?
    Would love to try them!

  11. What fun to read about all of the books! I would select Ultimate Cookies!

  12. marshmallow madness because marshmallows are the best. mmm

  13. 100 comments all ready! What are all these girls doing up in the middle of the night?
    I’m into Marshmallows right now. The Dollarama sells extra large campfire marshmallows. I saw a craft at Christmas time (which I can longer find). I’m sure she would have some cool ideas in that book.
    Send ideas to

  14. oh the marshmallow book first, I am now addicted to making marshmallows!

  15. Definately “Back in the Day Bakery” Cookbook!

  16. Sugar Baby for me!

  17. What a difficult question! I really can’t choose between ‘Milk & Cookies’ and ‘Cookiepedia’, so I guess I have to get them both ;-)

  18. They all pretty much look amazing. I’ll go with Sugar Baby, though… I love candies!

  19. i’ve got the new pioneer woman cookbook on loan from my library right now, so i’d choose it of joy the baker to cook from next.

  20. Being that icecream is my weakness…I’ll go for Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home! Need to go get an icecream maker! Thank you!

  21. Pie, sugar, cookies, I’ll take one of each please!

  22. My pick is Sugar Baby – sweets on the stove (aside from Pecan Divinity) intimidate me…so might as well charge right in! Plus…how COOL would it be to make your own cotton candy!?!?!?

  23. I’d have to go with Push op pops, they look really delicious!
    Haven’t made them yet, but they are high on my to do list!

  24. I would love to have Ree’s cookbook! Or Les Petits Macarons, I’m obsessed with them (but have only attempted to make them once!)

  25. I am totally on a pie kick right now, so I would want Pie it Forward. Plus: the title is awesome! :)

  26. I would pick the ultimate cookies, but they all look amazing!

  27. Handheld Pies with Marshmallow Madness a close second. And then Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home. And then…

  28. I would go with the Pioneer Woman Cooks. Ree is a hero.

  29. Push-up Pops, Ultimate Cookies, and Sugarlisous are calling my name! I prefer to bake “cute” things versus gourmet.

  30. Handheld Pies. My hubby makes the BEST from scratch pies. Now if I can get them handheld? Life would be perfect!!!

  31. I think I would like to bake from Sugarlicious first because it looks like so much fun! And also Milk and Cookies because who doesn’t like milk and cookies?!?!?!

  32. Sugarlicious! But they are all DARLING.

  33. I made about half of the ice creams out of Jeni’s book, and they have all been absolutely top notch. Her method is one that I’ve never seen before – and it works beautifully!

    I would want to explore the doughnut book more. Yum! Oh, and Joy’s book. I love her blog.

  34. Definately go with The Pioneer Woman Cooks. It’s great, and every recipe I’ve made so far is wonderful.

  35. I just bought a Cuisinart icecream maker…the ice cream cookbook would be sensational!! I need inspiration to make more than vanilla and chocolate.

  36. Definitely “hand-forged doughnuts” although they all sound so sinful!!!

  37. The Pushup Pops cover got me! I love seeing all the layers like that. Although I am equally intrigued by making my own rock candy… :)

  38. Sugarlicious by Meaghan Mountford

    I love the cake that’s pictured!

  39. Les Petit Macarons…….would love that one! :o) They all look great!

  40. I think I would pick something from Joy the Baker.

  41. I just got Joy the Baker’s cookbook last week! I can’t wait to dive in. My only problem is picking which recipe to cook first!

  42. I think The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl Day and Griffith Day looks fabulous. The cover just sucks you in with the feelings and family, joy and baking.

  43. If I had to choose I would go for Sugar Baby, but the macarons are also very tempting. I have been wanting to try to make those. They are very cute!

  44. “Milk and Cookies” looks good and “Four”.

  45. I would start with the PIE cookbooks. I’m partial to pies because they remind me of my grandmother.

  46. I would have to do Les Petits Macarons first. I am obsessed with macarons and I could stare at pictures of them for hours.

  47. How do you choose?!?! I think if I had too, Home Baked Comfort and Sugar Baby. The deliciousness is making my mouth water!

  48. I would love to have the Jenni’s ice cream cook book and Pie It Forward! I might have to request those for my birthday. :-)

  49. I would love to have the Pioneer Woman book. It looks so sweet and I’m very curious for the recipes in it.

  50. I love Joy, and handheld pies sounds like absolute heaven…but you can never go wrong with some Tartine!

  51. DEFINITELY Sugar Baby. I have been off sugar since January and with a book like that, I’d be back on the sugar horse for sure! I think I’ve earned it….

  52. I want you to cook from Sugar Baby – so many interesting things made out of sugar! Or the marshmallow book. One of those.

  53. Joy the Baker, hers looks awesome.

  54. I have to confess that I have 7 of the cookbooks you listed in my “can’t wait to try stack” and several more of them on my Amazon wish list. Having said that, the one I would most like to bake something out of right now is Flour.

  55. I would buy the “Ultimate Cookie” by Julia…this book looks so cool. Thank you.

  56. Push up pops looks like something different I’ve never thought of before!

  57. Les Petits Macarons deffo. I’ve tried them a few times and am yet to get the knack. Need to conquer those adorable little niblets!

  58. I’ve always wanted to try macaroons…but the Handheld Pies is also calling my name! :)

  59. Handheld Pies or the Pioneer Woman. A whole bunch of deliciousness awaits!

  60. Definitely the Tartine Breads one- I love myself some sugar, but I need a break and crusty, amazing, delicious bread is just what I want!

  61. Pioneer Woman! I’ve been really wanting her new book!

  62. Back in the day Bakery looks great. Thanks!

  63. I would start with or Home Baked Comfort….they look irresistible!

  64. Hubby and I were just at Barnes and Noble and I was drooling over quite a few of those books! Especially the “Flour” one. :)

  65. How will you ever decide?? I say start at the top of you list and work your way down. Any sweet is always acceptable in my book!!!

  66. Milk and Cookies!

  67. Hi Bakerella (drool) quite a stack you’ve got there :) i am feeling sooo hungry right now :( – the magic of photography – wow!
    Tartine Bread please – then Hand Held Pies, Milk and Cookies, Home Baked Comfort, The Divvies Bakery Cookbook, Flour…do i have to stop?

  68. All those books look great but I have never used a cookbook more than Pioneer Woman’s! I would love to get her new cookbook.

  69. I have Sugar Baby on loan from a friend. Would definitely pick up my own copy.

  70. Milk and Cookies!!! Oh my!!!

  71. Pushup Pops I just bought some for my grandson birthday party and they were a hit.

  72. I would love Les Petits Macarons book. They look so cute and flavorful!

  73. I would love to see your review for The Cookiepedia cookbook, I’m loving all the cookbook photos!

  74. The Flour cookbook just looks delicious!

  75. Pie it Forawrd.They all look so great like Sugarbaby. I want to make the cotton csndy. All so yummy.

  76. I would love the Sugarlicious book. Fun looking creations…

  77. The Les Petetis Macarons, my husband loves them!

  78. “Les Petits Macarons” <3 <3 <3

  79. So many look good, but I would have to choose Flour — those chocolate eclairs are calling my name!

  80. Sweet Auburn Bakery…I would love to try something in that book.

  81. Oh my they all look so yummy. I’d have to do an ice cream one firs because I love it so much.

  82. I really need to make more cookies, so I’d go with the Cookiepedia or Milk&Cookies! Both look great!

  83. Handheld Pies!

  84. Marshmallow madness!!! I’m obsessed with making my own Marshmallows right now!

  85. Marshmellow Madness!

  86. Tough decision! Tie between Hand Forged Doughnuts & Home Baked Comfort.

  87. I’ve been wanting to try out Pioneer Woman and Joy the Baker’s new books, but now I’m wanting to get my hands on the Tartine Bakery bread book, too!

  88. The Les Petetis Macarons. My husband just loves them!

  89. Get an ICE CREAM Maker cause you will love Jeni’s!!! We have made the Butter Praline Pecan ice cream at least 5 times this year so far! it is SOOOO YUMMY!!!

  90. This is a hard decision. I would have to say ultimitely that I would pick “Back in the Day”.( Yes, they are very cute). I love looking at vintage recipes because they always seem to come out so moist and delicious.

  91. WOW!! So hard to choose. We actually have one of the books, Les Petits Macarons which I got for my youngest daughter at Chrismas because she loves them so much, I though she might learn to bake them herself. My top choices otherwise would be Ultimate Cookies, Marshmallow Madness, The Divvies Bakery Cookbook (because I have friends who need gluten free goodness) and Hand Forged Donuts!!

  92. Hi i’m from Colombia suth América , love your website . I ‘m a cook book adict so i love them all (sorry for my bad writing)

  93. Joy the Baker’s cookbook for sure!

  94. Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts!! Breakfast food is the best:) Kids always looking for more doughnuts so I would love to give them a new choice

  95. They ALL look soooo good! If I was choosing, though, I think I’d try Joy the Baker or the ice cream book, since it’s already summer in Texas.

  96. Definitely the Push Pops! What a unique idea. Who doesn’ t love a nice little handheld, less mess treat?!

  97. I want so many of these but I would love to start with Handheld Pies.

  98. Joy’s because I already own and adore it. But…ultimate cookies looks pretty fantastic too–those snowmen!

  99. Cookies are good by themselves…. but, with milk??? yuumii!
    Definitely, “Milk and cookies”.

  100. I really like the look of the ‘sweet Auburn Desserts’ book, but I would also like to bake from the pioneer woman cooks.. I really liked her first one so I’m sure the second would be just as good! :)

  101. I would love to try Les Petits Macarons. It is on my bucket list to bake a PERFECT batch of macarons and that book would definitely be a step in the right direction.

  102. They all look great. I would love to bake from milk & cookies, push pops and hand held pies. Anything hand held for my kids I enjoy!!

  103. For sure the Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book! I loooooooveeeeeee ice cream.

  104. I already have sugarlicious,pioneer woman so I think I would take joy the baker or flour and maybe sugar cube they are all such neat looking books and I would realy love them all I’m a cook book crazy.

  105. Wow! What a selection! Since I have to pick, it would be Handheld Pies, my kids like snacks they can hold. Looks like I have to add a few to my cookbook collection!

  106. Marshmallow Madness! How adorable are all those marshmallows?! Everyone always bakes cookies, pies, or cakes…try something new! And if not that, then definitely Sugar Baby! Think out of the box! I’d love to try either of those books!

  107. I would start simple with Milk and Cookies, although the Back in the Day Bakery picture of the cute couple also interests me…Thanks for the opportunity!!

  108. The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook !!

  109. This is really hard, but I think Home Baked and the ice-cream books would be the first I’d hit as far as trying recipes, but The Ultimate Cookie is one that I would want to sit and study the pictures for an hour or so.

  110. I would definitely go for the cookie books: Ultimate cookies, Milks & cookies and Cookiepedia. We’re cookie fanatics!

  111. Marshmallow Madness for sure!! I have always wanted to try marshmallows:-)

  112. I think they all look good but I think Push Up Pops because they look fun!

  113. Well what a stack of books!! With titles like that I might actually begin to read!!! I’d choose ‘les petit macarons’ because we’ve eaten them in DC and I’ve bought the ingredients, but never made them. AND I’d buy ‘the sugar cube’ because I live near Portland and that seems the right thing to do!! wish me luck!

  114. I choose Push-up Pops.

  115. I think I would have to start with Sugarlicious. Suck a cute cover and so many fun projects to do with my nephews. That is an impressive collection! I would definitely have trouble beginning too!

  116. Boston represented: Flour!!!! It’s my favorite bakery & I would love to try making some of my favorite treats!

  117. Ooouu….SO happy you included a book with some gluten free recipes! I love your stuff, but mostly just look at it or feed to other people since I’m gluten free. Can’t wait to try something from the Divvie’s Cookbook!

  118. I love The Pioneer Woman!

  119. FCI’s pastry book :)

  120. Pie it Forward!! I love baking pies!

  121. OMG so many books I can’t decide. As Summer is coming fast, I have been obsessed with making ice cream cookie sandwiches. I’d really love to get one (or both?) of the Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book or Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home AND and ice cream maker with that gift card!! Of course then I’ll need cookies to eat the ice cream with… so Milk and Cookies and Cookiepedia looks very tempting. Still can’t decide! And I always read Ree’s blog and listen to Joy’s podcast each week, too! Oh boy. Either way… I’ll be in heaven if I win this giveaway. :)

  122. I love Tartine and I’ve been trying to get into baking breads (using the CIA Breads at Home book right now), so I’d love to use Tartine Bread!

  123. Marshmallow Madness is to me what Tartine Bakery is to you – my biggest challenge! I’m definitely adding all of these to my Amazon wishlist for Christmas this year. Great list!

  124. The ice cream books look wonderful…but the book on cooking with sugar…it looks like you can make your own cotton candy…sweet!

  125. Handheld Pies looks like a great place to start!!!

  126. Ultimate cookies if I heve to pick! But I would love to have all of these books! Lucky you! Thanks for sharing!

  127. I think Hand Pies.

  128. Too many GREAT READS!!!! The Flour cookbook looks like it has some yummy pastries I’d like to try….!

  129. Those are some great cook book :) I would probably choose sugarbaby , and push up pops!

  130. I’d try The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook. Her cupcakes are delicious!!!!!

  131. Back In The Day Bakery Cookbook for me! Those folks look like people I’d live to be friends with!!

  132. Oh my goodness! Handheld pies! So cute!

  133. I am a huge pioneer woman fan! I’d certainly make my way through her new book. These are all great finds. I’ve got a few in my amazon cart ready to go!

  134. Hard to choose, but I think I would start with Back in the Day. Thanks Bakerella !!!

  135. I would start with flour then joy the baker. Then I would make the iced coffee from pioneer woman. It’s sooooo good! I have 5 of the books out of your stack. Love em all! Thanks for the info about Jennies ice cream at fresh market. Will get some next visit.

  136. I would choose the Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts…come on, they’re DOUGHNUTS!

  137. Tough decision. Let’s start with Joy the Baker Cookbook, Sweet Auburn Desserts, and Hand Held Pies

  138. Would have to be Pioneer woman, love her stuff!

  139. Definitely Cookiepedia … am already thinking I should look for that one! I have more cookie cookbooks than anything else. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  140. this looks like an amazing selection! I would start with Sweet Auburn Desserts.

  141. Oh my goodness…..I am a self-professed cookbook junkie! I would definitely start with Milk & Cookies, followed by Handheld Pies and then on to Marshmallow Madness! As a side note I have the Push Pop cookbook. Love it! These are the best things to bring to a party.

  142. My birthday is this month, so I have asked for Pie It Forward and the Pioneer Woman’s new cookbook for my birthday. I can’t wait to start baking!

  143. Sweet Auburn Desserts! The bakery is perilously close to me. That piece of information could be detrimental to my waistline! Sorry, can’t type more. Need both hands to control drool. Stack cake, YUM! Thanks, ladybug! You lift my spirits!

  144. Tartine Bread is top of my list–I already have the book, but haven’t baked from it yet!

  145. Hard decision…but Handheld Pies. Next would be Back in the Day Bakery. Thanks for compiling this great list of beautiful books!

  146. Oh man, I would love to have all those books. I would probably start with the bread cookbook. I love fresh baked bread.

  147. Marshmallow Madness. Definitely. I’ve only made homemade marshmallows once, but the experience was a good one, and I’ve been dying to make more.

  148. I’d love either the marshmallow book or the Top Pot donuts book. Thanks!!

  149. Tartine Bread! I love bread! Mmm…carbs.

  150. Soooo hard to decide….but I think ultimately I’d pick Joy the Baker Cookbook – those cheese fries look AMAZING!

  151. Definitely Les Petits Macarons! I’ve always wanted to make macarons.

  152. Sugar Baby and Les Petits Macaron

  153. thats “Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home off-cores

  154. Gosh, there are so many of them! I think the Back in the Day sounds very intriguing with it’s “amazingness” (LOL–love that word, by the way!) I would love to try several of them though, the ice cream books sound fantastic, too. How on earth do you pick from all these when you have so many????

  155. Joy the Baker

  156. Oh my, lets start at the top, Ultimate Cookies, then Sugarlicious then I would move on to Handheld Pies and then Milk & Cookies. I already have the Pioneer Woman Cookbook & Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook, love them both.

  157. I don’t think I will be able to resist the Sweet Auburn cookbook- that cover photo looks scrumptious!

  158. It is so difficult to pick just one, so with that said i would pick hand held pie. i love pie and being able to take one with you is a great idea

  159. Sugar Baby and Les Petit Macarons

  160. I have to admit that each and every one looks very appealing, but every time I scrolled down the list, my eyes stopped at Milk and Cookies. The little girl in me wants that one. Happy Reading!

  161. Jeni’s never disappointing! And it is spring, which means ICE CREAM!!!!!

  162. I am far more into savoury than sweet, so PW’s cookbook would be wonderful! It’s been on my wishlist for a while :)

  163. Ultimate Cookies by Julia Usher as they look so cool or possibly the Pie it Forward by Gesine Bullock-Prado as I’ve never made a pie and maybe it’s time.

  164. What an inspiring post- makes me want to bake all day today! I would love to have Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home. I got an ice cream maker a few months ago, and I could use a few ideas for new recipes!

  165. I want the Home Baked Comfort book. It’s the fluffy icing on the cover that got my sweet tooth dying for a big ole hunk of that cake!! What makes it even better is that there’s a Bakerella recipe too!!!

  166. since i do have an ice cream maker i would love to make those special ice creams…
    thanks for your lovely blog!

  167. Pie It Forward…I just got it in the mail and can’t wait to make something from it!

  168. I want to make something from Ree’s book! Her first book is amazing and I know her second one is too!!!

  169. Flour and Les Petits Macarons…..cant wait to get to baking.

  170. I’d have to go with Pioneer Womans… I already have made a lot of her stuff, but don’t have her book yet. :(

  171. Right now? The one of the ice cream books sounds great. It is really hot here this week…

  172. I want them all! If I had to choose one it would have to be Pioneer Woman. Love her first book and can’t wait for the second.

  173. Hand forged doughnuts….Yum!

  174. Pushup Pops! They look like so much fun & would be great treats for all those summer parties that are fast approaching :)

  175. I am smitten with Joy Baker and pie is on my resolution list for this year!

  176. OMG! What a WONDERFUL collection of books!! What I would give to have that beautiful pile of books sitting on the floor with me going through each and every one!!!

    Flours…..Pushups……Handheld Pies……DOUGHNUTS!!! Geez, where to begin!

  177. Definitely Sugarlicious, and then for something a bit different I’d love to get my hands on that Pie it Forward and the Handheld Pies book.

    Thanks for the giveaway and hope all is well!

  178. So many yummy options…these are all so inspiring. I may head to the library today! I’d say the Marshmallow madness…love the cover and love homemade Marshmallows. Or the Joy the Baker…you’re right, the chili fries look.delicious!!!

  179. Pie it Forward first, and then the marcons. Yum!

  180. The Back in the Day Bakery works for me :D

  181. I’ve had the Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Book on my list for quite some time now. With summer coming, I would love to start whipping up some great ice cream flavors with the kids.

  182. Hand Forged Doughnuts sounds amazing!!!

  183. Wow… that is a tough choice. They all look yummy. I think I might like to try the doughnuts. I’ve been meaning to for a few months, and just haven’t had anyone around to help me eat them! :) If you haven’t made much bread in the past, I would totally recommend starting with that one! It’s fun, and you really can’t mess it up too badly unless you kill the yeast. (If you’re worried about it, just check the water temp with a thermometer.) Also, homemade bread is the absolute best! I’ve started making ALL of my family’s bread myself, just because it is so much tastier. Have a great time with all of these yummy recipes! :)

  184. The Push-up pops book looks fantastic. Great twist on cake pops with a childhood past time favourite :D

  185. I loved learning about ALL of these books. I would choose Flour if I had to choose just one though.

  186. I would like them all. If I had only one choice I would pick Pie It Forward and then regret that I didn’t pick Tartine, Flour, Milk and Cookies, and all the rest.

  187. I would choose either Joy the Baker or one of the ice cream boils. Yum.

  188. Sugarbaby!!

  189. I’d want to start with ‘Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts.’ We are a doughnut-loving house and these look amazing!!

  190. They all look great, but I think I’d pick from the Slocombe ice cream book first.. that looks so awesome!

  191. Top Pot…..I have heard so much about their doughnuts that I just have to try them for myself (or go out to Seattle and buy one!)

  192. Back in the Day Bakery (they’re so cute) and Hand forged Doughnuts.

  193. Definitely Sweet Auburn Desserts….or maybe Pie It Foward…wait, wait wait, I mean Home Baked Comfort. Well I just can’t decide cause they all look GREAT! Now I’m hungry.LOL

  194. Milk & Cookies!

  195. Les Petit Macarons! So beautiful, delicate and delicious!

  196. How can I resist “Pie It Forward?” Gotta have it. Thanks!

  197. it’s a toss up between “Handheld Pies” & “Back in the Day Bakery” hard choices…beautiful collection

  198. pw cooks!

  199. Ultimate Cookies!!! You just got to love a spaghetti and meatball cookie! I wish that I could decorate like that. :)

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