Book Reviews

This is my personal critique list. 

  Don’t even waste your money.
  Just Borrow it.
  Maybe buy it used, but you could live without.
  Buying it from Amazon is worth the wait.
  You must go and buy it NOW!              


 Hello, Cupcake! By Karen Tack & Alan Richardson

This has to be the first or second book I bought and really started to be more creative with baking. I liked it, but not as much as What's New, Cupcake? by the same authors. There are a few ideas I still want to do but this is I have made:
What's New, Cupcake? By Karen Tack & Alan Richardson
This is the first cupcake book I bought and I LOVED IT! If you want to make fun and cute cupcakes, this is the book for you!! I still want to make more cupcakes but so far I've made:
 Betty Crocker's Chicken Tonight

I love cooking from this book. There's a lot of variety like stews and soups, sandwiches, salads, classics, global, and grilled.  I have made:
  • Harvest Chicken Stew
  • Roasted Vegetable and Chicken Manicotti
  • Sweet and Spicy Chicken Fajitas
  • Zesty Roasted Chicken and Potatoes
  • Chicken and Rice with Autumn Veggies (My ABSOLUTE Fav)
  • And More!
 Betty Crocker's Cookies

I love this book! It has recipes for Drop Cookies, Shaped/Rolled Cookies, Kids' Cookies, Holiday Cookies, Brownies and Bars. I haven't made too many recipes from this book, sadly, but I want to! So far I've made:
 Betty Crocker's Cupcakes

I don't think I've actually made anything from this book! But I have most everything dog-eared, waiting to be made! This book doesn't really have anything extremely creative, but has a lot of different recipes for tasty cupcakes!
 KitchenAid's Great Baking and more

This was the VERY first cook book I had every gotten when I got my Bosch! This has a lot of appetizers, sides, breads, entrees, cakes, bites and desserts. I have made from this book:

 Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey By Jill O'Connor

This is the book that I'm doing the Julie/Julia number on. This book is filled mostly with chocolate recipes. I highly recommend going out of your way to get this book. The recipes are so rich and decadent. I haven't made much, considering I just bought the book, but I've made, so far:

Heart to Heart Door to Door. By Edmond Mobile Meals.

My In-laws bought me this book for Christmas and WOW! They basically gather up recipes from EVERYONE and put em in a cook book! This book has EVERYTHING! Appetizers, drinks, poultry, meats, veggies, sides, desserts, Everything!!! Next time I make something from this book, I'll have to post it!

Cupcakes, Cupcakes, & more Cupcakes By Lilah German

Great book! If you're looking for a cupcake book with a variety of cupcake recipes and frosting's, this is for you! There are quite a few interesting ideas I want to try out, like Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes, Raspberry Sorbet cupcakes, Cheesecake Cupcakes, etc. A Few I've tried:

Cake Pops By: Angie Dudley

I am a person who needs pictures, I tend to not finish reading instructions, which is why most of what I make are just inspirations from cookbooks and not actually the exact recipe. But back to my point, This book has lots of photos, tips, ideas. Great starter book to learn cake pops! What I've made:

the Modern Baker by: Nick Malgieri

This book offers classic and contemporary recipes. It's great for a novice because before each chapter, for example, cakes, it lists cake technique with the batter, the actual cake, frosting, cake wash, etc! and it's great for the more experienced baker because, if you're like me, I like to go back and re-read to remind myself of some things, not saying I am at all experienced. This also has a lot of helpful pictures, tips and variations. I see this book as a foundation. It has your basic recipes like a regular french loaf or a white cake. But from there you can do so much more! You can incorporate whatever you wish to these recipes! So far I've made:


Coming Soon:
Art and Cook By Allan Ben

 A World of Cake By: Krystina Castella

Pop Bakery By: Clare O'Connell

Pops By: Wilton

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