I am a lover of cookbooks. Despite the fact that I spend countless hours using my phone or laptop to instruct me in the kitchen, there’s nothing like the feel of a cookbook in your hand. My favorite cookbook is riddled with handwritten notes, post-its, photos, and reviews. There is a connection that you create with a cookbook that you just can’t get from using a computer. It becomes your helpful companion, your guide for all things holiday, and your strict instructor. I think, in essence, what I love about cookbooks is also what I love about food blogs. You have a direct connection with your chef or baker. You see their tragedies and triumphs, their likes and dislikes, their unique techniques. That exact connection is the reason I am really so pleased to be presenting these next books for you. They are a collection of new books from some amazingly talented bloggers and I hope you all will love them just as much as I do.
CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life by Jessie Oleson, author of the popular blog CakeSpy, is, as one reviewer said, “full of fun, whimsy, and some silly desserts/breakfast sweets.” This book is an absolute necessity for anyone who could sometimes use a full on sugar overload. It contains tons of fun recipes, more adorable illustrations than you can handle in one sitting, and a whole lot of pink. Talk about awesome.
The Joy the Baker Cookbook is a recent addition to my collection, and it is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Authored by Joy Wilson, founder of the popular blog Joy the Baker, the book offers helpful hints and tricks for baking novices and expert bakers alike, along with beautiful images and serving suggestions. The book boasts almost entirely new recipes from those seen on Joy’s site and is a necessity in any baker’s book collection.
The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook from Lindsay Landis of Love&Olive Oil will debut on June 5th, 2012, and I, for one, am extremely excited. Library Journal describes it as, “Essential for cookie-dough lovers and highly recommended for readers who enjoy creating edible gifts and dessert tables.” This gem is sure to be your go-to book for cookie dough themed desserts all summer.
Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever from The Next Door Baker will make you feel like a domestic god/goddess. Shauna makes creating delicious, beautiful marshmallow treats seem easy. She provides helpful tips and incredibly detailed recipes that are absolutely failproof, even for new marshmallow makers.
Sugarlicious by Meaghan Mountford of The Decorated Cookie is the perfect guide to creating over-the-top, uniquely decorated treats for every occasion. The book features cookies, pops, cupcakes and more, all paired with Meaghan’s easy to understand recipes and fantastic sense of humor.
SprinkleBakes: Dessert Recipes to Inspire Your Inner Artist by Heather Baird, author of SprinkleBakes, is much more than just a cookbook. As one savvy reviewer put it, the book ” is filled with fun and creative recipes (as well as recipes for basic cookies, cakes, fondant, icings, etc). This book is a how-to on baking and decorating artful desserts.” Heather has advice to offer both new bakers and seasoned pros, making this book an absolute must have for any home kitchen.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier is a perfect sequel to Ree Drummond’s, author of the Pioneer Woman blog, first cookbook. This book is full of wonderful, down home, comfort-style food. The book offers step-by-step photos for each recipe, which make it incredibly simple to make incredibly delicious food.
Cookie Cravings, the new book from Maria Lichty of the popular blog Two Peas and Their Pod, debuted in March and has received rave reviews. The book is packed full of creative and delicious cookie recipes that are perfect for little ones or adults.
Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas of Amy Atlas Events is the perfect book for every home baker and entertainer. As Bakerella herself put it, “Amy Atlas, dessert designer extraordinaire, shows you how to create your own stylish sugarscapes for any occasion. Whether baking, creating, or designing, it’s inspiring the way she showcases sweets.” I couldn’t agree more! This book is a must have addition to any kitchen.
Push Up Pops from Courtney Dial Whitmore of Pizzazzerie is a must-have for summer season entertaining. Available for pre-order now, this book is full of fun ideas for entertaining (especially for kids). Courtney’s creativity and sweet Southern charm shine through every original recipe in Push Up Pops.Pin It