My friend Kristine alerted me to the International Edible Book Festival, which is held around April 1 in many countries around the globe. The idea is to make consumable book-themed food. Their website seems to need a little updating (no info for the 2012 Fest), but the photos from previous years are fun to look [...]
Did you read this wonderful Spotlight on Bookstores post about Northshire Bookstore that was written by author Sarah Pinneo? Her novel, Julia’s Child, is a quick, fun read about a woman juggling motherhood and her own small business (that is, a second small business — parenthood itself can be compared to running a small army [...]
So Sweet!: Cookies, Cupcakes, Whoopie Pies, and More by Sur La Table
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (October 4, 2011)
Back-of-the-book blurb: Proving that life is indeed oh So Sweet! cooking authority Sur La Table offers 50 fabulously sweet baking recipes with intriguing flavor combinations. From cookies and cupcakes to doughnuts and whoopie pies, you’ll find them all in this attractive [...]
A few weeks ago we received a gorgeous plate of assorted homemade holiday cookies from my nephew’s wife (is she my niece-in-law?). I wish I had taken a photo of the platter before we unwrapped it – so festive, with a nice assortment of both “shaped” and “drop” cookies.
One treat caught my eye immediately – [...]
Really, it’s true!
To celebrate the publication of The Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book, author/owner Judy Rosenberg is hosting a Free Chocolate Orgasm Brownie day (while supplies last!) at her three Rosie’s Bakery locations on Tuesday, December 6. They are:
9 Boylston Street; Chestnut Hill, MA
1796 Massachusetts Avenue; Cambridge, MA
2 Station Street, South Station; Boston, MA
If you’re not in the [...]
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I have drunk the Cook’s Illustrated Kool-Aid, and it is as addictive as it is delicious!
Cook’s Illustrated is the parent company of Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines, as well as the CooksIllustrated website (with recipes, equipment ratings, taste tests, tips and techniques as in the [...]
50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker by Lynn Alley
Hardcover: 104 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Spiral edition (September 27, 2011)
Back-of-the-book blurb: Lynn Alley, author of The Gourmet Slow Cooker, is known for creating flavorful homemade meals using the kitchen’s most coveted countertop appliance–the slow cooker. Inside 50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker, Alley presents bold [...]
"Zesty Italian Beef Tips" photo from BettyCrocker.com
There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are starting to turn, and there are noticeably fewer hours of daylight. You know what that means?! Crock-pot season (otherwise known as fall/winter) is upon us!
Thanks to Slow Cooker Revolution (my love letter to this book from America’s Test Kitchen [...]
It’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) season, which mean that every Wednesday afternoon I drive over to “Farmer Bill’s” to pick up a crate of fresh in-season produce. It’s actually Kenney Farm, but the owner’s name is Bill, and last year my youngest would call “There’s Farmer Bill’s farm!” as we passed it to and from [...]