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The Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book: Over 300 Irresistibly Delicious Recipes by Judy Rosenberg

The Rosie's Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book: Over 300 Irresistibly Delicious RecipesOK, so I Really Am working on losing weight and getting strong. But when you are working hard at meeting your goals, sometimes the very fact that you are not eating all the things you adore means that you think about everything that you are missing – All. The. Time!
So, when I saw this book, I moaned…. and drooled….
Then I thought – well, if I do well during the week, I can enjoy ONE thing that is intensely bad for me. Just not in the OMG, I have to eat it All way that I had a habit of doing.
Therefore, when this book showed up in my email, well, who can resist? I haven’t made anything from the book yet, but it is going on my reader!

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Throw moderation out the window. When you want that real homemade flavor, from-scratch frosted layer cakes, brownies that taste like brownies, and cookies that taste like the ones your grandma used to make, only real ingredients will do: real butter, real cream, real chocolate, and lots of it. That’s how Rosie’s has been baking its award-winning treats for over thirty years, and why the Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter, Fresh Cream, Sugar-Packed, No-Holds-Barred Baking Book won an IACP/Julia Child Cookbook Award. Now, that book and the follow-up—Rosie’s Bakery Chocolate-Packed, Jam-Filled, Butter-Rich, No-Holds-Barred Cookie Book—are back, updated, revised, and combined into one super recipe collection.

Packed with more than 300 irresistible recipes—more than 40 never before published—from Judy Rosenberg, owner of Rosie’s Bakery, the famous chain of New England bake shops that has won numerous Best of Boston awards, The Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book is for holidays, birthdays, pick-me-ups, the cookie jar, bake sales—when only genuine homemade goodness will do.

Fabulous cakes and cupcakes: Lemon Coconut Layer Cake, Velvet Underground Cake, Chocolate Custard Sponge Roll, Sour Cherry Fudge Cake, Coconut Pecan Oatmeal Cake, Maya’s Little Butter Cupcakes, and Coconut Fluff Babycakes. Delectable cookies and bars: Pecan Crunchies, Fresh Ginger Crisps, Dagwoods, Honeypots, Noah Bedoahs. Plus the unspeakably delicious Chocolate Orgasms, and more.

Make Ahead Bread: 100 Recipes for Melt-in-Your-Mouth Fresh Bread Every Day by Donna Currie

20578283OK. Can I just say this? Bacon, Tomato, and Cheddar Loaf. Pile on the thick sliced pepper bacon, heirloom tomato and crispy romaine lettuce. Now THAT is what I am talking about! French toast with the Rich Egg and Butter Loaf, served hot and steaming with real maple syrup and hand churned butter makes a wonderful breakfast or brunch. Of course, there are the Chocolate Croissants!!!! Made with single-origin deeply dark chocolate, hot and buttery, with a rich Earl Grey tea . . .  Ohhhh. Yum!

Each of these bread recipes are not only simple to make, you can make up the doughs and refrigerate, the on a Sunday morning slip the dough into a preheated oven to bake. Brew a pot of tea, pull out your favorite book and quilt, slice up your bread and serve with one of the simple handmade butters and jams in the book. What could be better?! Well, a little Satie or Bach on the stereo . . .

I used to love making bread – especially when my insomnia was really bad, or I needed to think. I don’t know how I got away from that habit – but this book is encouraging me to start the habit again.

Make Ahead Bread was a gift from the publisher in return for a realistic review. All thoughts are my own. Enjoy!

Review: Sugar and Spice: A New Recipe for Bolder Baking by Samantha Seneviratne

Sugar & SpiceThe Credit Suisse Research Institute’s 2013 study1 “Sugar: Consumption at a Crossroads” found that 30 to 40 percent of US healthcare expenditures are for diseases directly related to the over consumption of sugar.

Even just a few spices or ethnic condiments that you can keep in your pantry can turn your mundane dishes into a culinary masterpiece. –

Marcus Samuelsson
Samantha Seneviratne is one of those rarest of cookbook writers. She doesn’t just create recipes – she tells stories. Stories of her life as the child of a first generation Sri Lankan family, about the history of the spices and herbs she cooks with, and most importantly, the history of the consumption of sugar in the US and the health issues it causes. Sugar and Spice is a cookbook, yes – but it is also a highly enjoyable book to simply sit and read for the wonderful stories she tells. Tales of her grandmother in Sri Lanka, her beloved brother, and her mother’s love of the ‘boxed mixes’ Samantha grew up on. The immigrants love of all things “American” that removed her from her grandmother’s history of a love of the land, of the nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and cardamom that grew on her property amongst the coconut palms, teak trees and frangipani, bananas and avocado, and the vines of pepper growing wild.
The recipes do use sugar, but much less than standard recipes. Instead, Samantha focuses on true flavours instead of the tasteless, over-sugared offerings so common today. Real cocoa powder, fresh ground spices, all provide a level of clarity of flavour that is a treat to all of the senses.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a realistic review. I don’t even cook, though my housemate does and I can hardly wait for her to cook up some of these wonderful treats – but the stories are fascinating, making the book worth having even if you don’t cook!


…And He Can Cook!: Brought to you by a Nerd/Chef who Married a Hot Girl

…And He Can Cook!: Brought to you by a Nerd/Chef who Married a Hot Girl
Chef Lee
5.0 Stars (7 Reviews)
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine

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Highest Rank – Top 10 in Special Occasions Cookbooks on Amazon!

How to hone your most valuable dating skill. A cookbook and how-to manual for guys who want great food and great relationships.

So, there’s this hot girl that you really want to date, and you need to find away to distinguish yourself from the other guys. Or you already have someone, but think you could add some extra spice to your two-some.

You could exercise and get all buff, but weights are so heavy. You could try the whole “I’m not paying attention to you so give me your number” routine.

The truth is, that only works if you’re naturally a tool and the girl has low self-esteem. You want a quality girl. A quality girl wants her man to have…

wait for it…qualities.

Here’s one that’s quick, fun, increases your sex appeal and tastes delicious.


Simple fact. Girls dig guys who can cook. Ask any girl if she had the choice between two identical guys, and one knew how to cook, which one she would choose. I’ll give you a minute to do the math on that one.

I can give you the tools you need to become “that guy”. The guy women envy their girlfriends for having. The guy who knows exactly what to do to satisfy his woman’s appetites…for food, that is. The guy who has it all: humor, skill, intelligence…And He Can Cook!

This isn’t your typical cookbook. Everything is broken down for you into plain English. No more chef talk, and no more hard to find ingredients. You’ll be able to make restaurant quality food for your date without all the hassle of really knowing what the hell you’re doing. Plus I have some dating advice from me, a few things I picked up along the dating road, and some good advice from some of the most popular romance novelists in the biz. Who could possibly give better advice about women?

I know, right?!

So, what are you waiting for? Learn to cook real food instead of trying to seduce women with your pizza microwaving skills.

Check out the recipes:

  • Fig and Red Currant Glazed Pork Tenderloin
  • Grilled Potabello Mushrooms and Cous Cous
  • Pan Roasted Chicken with Curry Cream Sauce
  • Pasta De Paella
  • Grilled Pork Carnitas
  • Chimi Churri Steaks
  • Tequila and Lime Shrimp Fajitas
  • Spice Crusted Chilean Sea Bass with Cilantro and Chili Aioli
  • Spicy Tuna with Wasabi Aioli
  • Thai Shrimp Noodle Bowl
  • Pan Seared Sea Scallop Salad
  • Pan Roasted Chicken with Sake and Sun Dried Cherry Sauce
  • Wasabi and Plum Glazed Pork Tenderloin
  • Jerked Pork Tenderloin with Blackberry Chipotle Glaze
  • Spice Crusted Orange Roughy with Mango Salsa
  • Grilled Coconut Lime Shrimp with Apricot Habanero Glaze
  • Raspberry Tamarind Glazed Chicken
  • Drunken Lamb with Grilled Pineapple
  • Grilled Steaks with Gorgonzola and Roasted Garlic Butter
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Shrimp and Pasta with Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce
  • Garlic and Rosemary Crusted Pork Tenderloin

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Sharing Morocco: Exotic Flavors from My Kitchen to Yours by Ruth Barnes, my. I don’t know what I like more. The gorgeous photos, the absolutely fresh ingredients, or the simplicity of the foods. This “taste” of Morocco is just that, a few beautiful, easy recipes that anyone can pull together, even after a hard day at work.

Fresh drinks with a Moroccan flavour, lovely fresh salads like Pomegranate Salad with spring greens, dates, pecans and goat cheese with Pomegranate dressing, her mother’s chicken soup, Beef Tangine with Okra and Tomato (the first thing I intend to make!) and other mouthwatering recipes that I can hardly wait to try.

If you love fresh foods which by their very simplicity provide a beautiful plate, you can’t go wrong with this lovely little book!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a realistic review. All thoughts are my own – and now I have to go make something wonderful to eat!

Summer Is Coming! Ice Cream Cake Anyone?? FREE Book!

Summertime – when the living is all about the ice cream. . .

Oh, Yummy!!! Click to get the book for FREE from Amazon.

30 Delicious Ice Cream Cake Recipes
Lori Burke
4.3 Stars (59 Reviews)
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine

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Ice Cream Cakes are incredible, mouth-watering desserts. Who doesn’t love ice cream, cake, oreo cookie crusts, whipped cream, nuts and fruit? Ice Cream Cakes can be very expensive if you buy them in a bakery or grocery store. But now you can bake your own Ice Cream Cakes at home! This book contains step-by-step recipes for 30 different Ice Cream Cakes. Buy a copy of this book today and you can make a delicious Ice Cream Cake for your family this weekend.



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Here are just a few of the Ice Cream Cakes in this book:

  • Black Forest Ice Cream Cake
  • Butter Brownie Brickle Ice Cream Cake
  • Butter Coconut Pecan Ice Cream Cake
  • Caramel Pecan Ice Cream Cake
  • Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Cake
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake
  • Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Cake
  • Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Cake
  • Coffee Fudge Ice Cream Cake
  • Coffee Toffee Ice Cream Cake
  • Going Bananas Ice Cream Cake
  • Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream Cake
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Brownie Ice Cream Cake
  • Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake
  • Oreo Ice Cream Cake
  • Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake
  • Peppermint Ice Cream Cake
  • Raspberry Pistachio Ice Cream Cake
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

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