Book Reviews: The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden + Six Feet Deep Dish by Mindy Quigley

One of my favorite things in books is food. I'm on the end of the spectrum where I prefer to make the food than eat it, but I mostly love gobbling up the culinary delights that can be found in the pages of a book. All the better if the book has recipes! Today I … Continue reading Book Reviews: The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden + Six Feet Deep Dish by Mindy Quigley

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – August 10, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – August 10, 2022

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – July 27, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – July 27, 2022

Book Review: Black Truffle & Spice by Mathis Bailey

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Title: Black Truffle & Spice Author: Mathis Bailey Publisher: Self-published Publication date: February 1, 2022 Genre: Romance, Fiction, Multicultural, LGBTQ One Sentence Summary: Zola and Pierre have finally opened their own cafe, but the bistro across the street has something to say about it, and a handsome food critic might derail Zola. Overall Black Truffle & … Continue reading Book Review: Black Truffle & Spice by Mathis Bailey

Book Review: Love & Saffron by Kim Fay

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Title: Love & Saffron Author: Kim Fay Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons Publication date: February 8, 2022 Genre: Women's Fiction One Sentence Summary: When Joan sends a fan letter to a columnist, the older Imogen, the two start a friendship fueled by their shared love of food. Overall Love & Saffron is a beautiful, heartwarming novel … Continue reading Book Review: Love & Saffron by Kim Fay

How to Make Butter Cookies

How to Make Butter Cookies

As a ratio baker, I use weights and ratios to bake, so you'll find weights listed for most of the ingredients instead of cups. The Story How to Make Butter Cookies The Recipe The Story The cookie ratio scares me. I've been avoiding it for over a year. There are simply too many different kinds … Continue reading How to Make Butter Cookies

How to Make Gingerbread Cookies

How to Make Gingerbread Cookies - making cookies using a ratio

As a ratio baker, I use ratios and weights to bake, so this is more of a how to guide than an actual recipe. Ratio baking cookies has eluded me since I tried them last year. This year, with the holidays coming up and with needing to entertain young cooped up children (thanks, pandemic), I … Continue reading How to Make Gingerbread Cookies

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Muffins

As a ratio baker, I use ratios and weights to bake, so this is more of a how to guide than an actual recipe. October and November mean pumpkin pie to me. It's literally the only time of the year I ever eat pumpkin pie. There's one specific brand I'll eat, but it's been harder … Continue reading How to Make Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Pumpkin Pie Attempts

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Pumpkin Pie Attempts - 3 attempts to making pumpkin pie

So, it's fall. It's the time of everything pumpkin pie spice. For me, it's time for just one, single pumpkin pie. A frozen one that I've loved since I was a child. Unfortunately, I have a hard time finding it. A couple of months ago, I got it into my head that I really wanted … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Pumpkin Pie Attempts

Adventures in Ratio Baking: 3 Eggs, 2 Desserts, 1 Hour

Adventures in Ratio Baking: 3 Eggs, 2 Desserts, 1 Hour - using ratios to make creme brulee and macaroons

No, I'm not kidding! Using only 3 eggs, I managed to make 2 different desserts in a single hour. It was amazing! What did I make? Creme brulee (for a Bookish Bakes post inspired by The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux by Samantha Verant) and coconut macaroons because I've been dying for one since 2007. … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: 3 Eggs, 2 Desserts, 1 Hour