Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Latest Treasures

In less than a week, I've received three new cookbooks, two as gifts from my sister for my birthday (thanks Lisa!), and the third from me. I'd pre-ordered the book February 22 and almost forgotten about it. Happy Birthday to me! 

These are from my sister:
Good Housekeeping's The Great Bake Sale Cookbook, full of fun, delicious-sounding treats in a cute little book with a great design. Easy to read, wire bound so it opens flat, and lots of tasty images.

So many fun things to make, and extras like metric conversion charts and tear out labels.

The SoNo Baking Company Cookbook. Another beautifully designed book, bursting with mouth-watering recipes. And the photos? Simply stunning. This one contains both sweet and savory recipes, including an entire chapter on bread. Oh, yeah.

But check this out:
Caramel Bread Pudding? Yes, please!

And finally, my gift to me, David Lebovitz's latest book Ready For Dessert, a collection of his best recipes, some from books no longer in print. I love "the best of" cookbooks because they're full of tried and true recipes.

I poured over it yesterday, as soon as it arrived, oohing and aahing over so many recipes. The first few pages are filled with incredibly helpful information on ingredients and baking equipment. And while some recipes are more involved than others, none seem particularly difficult, some downright easy. Of course, after baking so much bread, anything that takes less than 4 hours seems like a breeze to me!

gingersnaps pic
I think these might be the first thing I make. Gingersnaps. Don't they look incredible? I love ginger cookies and especially like soft versions. This fits the bill. Oh, and they're fat free. No, I mean it. See:
gingersnap title

Needless to say, I'm going to be keeping myself busy with these new treasures. I think it's time I finally hosted a tea party. Goodness knows I'm not wanting for ideas on what to serve. Oh, and you're all invited. It'll be QUITE a party!


  1. I do love to paw new cookbooks. I have so many and have to get rid of some to make room for new ones! These 3 that you have look fantastic. I like ginger snaps too, can't wait to hear about them when you make them.

  2. I can't wait to get my short little fingers on Ready for Dessert! The other two look fabulous as well!

  3. Wow! I ordered Ready for Desert from my local bookstore and am totally drooling at the pics. I can't wait!


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