Throw it in the Oven!

Terri Leslie Adults

 

Tis the season for holiday baking! Get your cookie, cake, and dessert recipes from the following baking cookbooks! The best things in life are sweet!

 

bigbookbaking2The Big Book of Easy Baking with Refrigerated Dough
Pillsbury Company

There’s a simple secret any home baker can tap to enjoy the aroma of fabulous fresh baking in the kitchen without spending a lot of time and effort. With Pillsbury refrigerated dough, the hard part of baking is already done for you, making it possible to whip up rave-worthy appetizers, entrees, snacks, and desserts with minimal fuss. The creative recipes in this bountiful collection use ready-made pizza dough, biscuits, pie crusts, and cookie dough that convert magically to irresistible treats like Rustic Chicken Pot Pie, Gouda and Pear Pizza, Crunchy Monkey Bars, and even Jelly Doughnuts. Both new and experienced bakers will delight in the versatility of these 200 recipes and 100 gorgeous photos, and those who want to bake gluten-free will find recipes using the new gluten-free doughs.
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holiday-baking2Holiday Baking: new and traditional recipes for wintertime holidays
Sara Perry
The holiday season is alive with tradition, and nothing brings a family together faster than baked goods pulled fresh from the oven. Holiday Baking celebrates the six major events of the season with new and traditional holiday treats everyone will love. Vida Lee’s Maple Pumpkin Pie will be gobbled up at Thanksgiving; there are three variations of rugelach for Hanukkah; Candy Cane Cupcakes are a minty delight for Christmas; Sweet Onion, Apple, and Cheese Tarts enliven a Boxing Day brunch; Brown Sugar Benne Cookies are perfect for Kwanzaa; and a Bloody Mary and Baked Mushroom Omelet on New Year’s Day is the ultimate cure for a hangover. The recipes mix and match easily, whatever the holiday. Whether the plan calls for old-fashioned favorites or entirely new inspiration, the eighty-plus festive recipes in this baking compendium will bring everyone home for the holidays.
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ms-holiday-baking2Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook
Martha Stewart
This essential addition to every cook’s library is rich with tips, techniques, and the mouthwatering and stunning recipes for which Martha Stewart is so well known. Covering a delectable array of topics from simple to sophisticated, including biscuits, muffins, scones, cookies, layer cakes, specialty cakes, sweet and savory pies and tarts, and pastries and breads, she provides a dazzlingly delicious yet crystal-clear, vividly illustrated repertoire of recipes. Organized for maximum clarity and practicality, the handbook also offers step-by-step how-to photographs that demystify even the most complex and nuanced techniques.
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cd-lovers2The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook
Lindsay Landis
Food blogger Lindsay Landis has invented the perfect cookie dough. It tastes great. It’s egg free (and thus safe to eat raw). You can whip it up in minutes. And, best of all, you can use it to make dozens of delicious cookie dough creations, from cakes, custards, and pies to candies, brownies, and even granola bars. Included are recipes for indulgent breakfasts (cookie dough doughnuts!), frozen treats (cookie dough popsicles!), outrageous snacks (cookie dough wontons! cookie dough fudge! cookie dough pizza!), and more.The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook features clear instructions and dozens of decadent full-color photographs. If you’ve ever been caught with a finger in the mixing bowl, then this is the book for you!
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cupcake-envy2Cupcake Envy: irresistible cakelets – little cakes that are fun and easy
Amy Eilert
These clever single-serving cakelets assume beloved forms that will appeal to all the special people in your life. Bake exquisite treats that resemble a stylish party dress, a desktop humidor, a cheery coffee cup, an adorable baby bottle, a wicked voodoo doll, a stylish purse—and more than two dozen other amazing likenesses that will be the talk of the town! It’s easy to prepare the cakes just by using common pans that are already in your kitchen. For anyone looking for ways to make special occasions even more memorable, Cupcake Envy is the delicious and crafty cookbook for you!
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Great Cake Decorating: sweet designs for cakes & cupcakes

Erin Gardner
An award-winning cake maker, Erin Gardner shares her vast expertise in step-by-step instructions and her unique “make it or fake it” tips. She will show you how to make modern, fresh, fun, bakery-style treats right in your own kitchen. Whether you are a bride on a budget, a mom baking for a birthday, or a cook who needs to control ingredients, Great Cake Decorating has something for you. Author Erin Gardner provides you with a complete guide for making the delicious cake, to fillings, frostings, and, of course, decorative designs that are a whole lot more than the icing on cake!
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Baking with Cake Boss: 100 of Buddy’s best recipes and decorating secrets

Cake Boss
With 650 gorgeous, step-by-step instructional photos that let you follow Buddy as if you were next to him in the bakery, Baking with the Cake Boss is an incomparable dessert education that will become an essential reference for aspiring and skilled bakers alike. Bursting with delicious, tried-and-true recipes, how-to boxes and sidebars, and numerous tricks of the trade, Baking with the Cake Boss is a rare treat—a fun, accessible guide to baking, all in a gloriously designed, fully illustrated package worthy of the Cake Boss’s artistic vision.
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Deceptive Desserts: a lady’s guide to baking bad!

Christine McConnell
Photographer and stylist Christine McConnell transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary—from everyday dinners, to desserts for all occasions, to the walls of your kitchen, and even some over-the-top creations just for fun. In Deceptive Desserts, each dessert is a work of art—some a little twisted, others magical—but every recipe inspires readers to create their own rules without spending a fortune. Taking inspiration from the likes of Tim Burton, Wes Craven, Alfred Hitchcock, and Vincent Price and mixing in a dash of Stepford Wife, McConnell’s baking and home DIY projects are a league above and beyond anything you’ve seen before.
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cake-simple2Cake Simple: recipes for bundt-style cakes from classic dark chocolate to luscious lemon-basil
Christie Matheson
Bundt-style cakes appeal to everyone busy home bakers appreciate how simple they are to make, and cake lovers adore the endless (and delicious!) variety of shapes and forms they can take. This collection of more than 50 recipes delivers retro fun with a sophisticated spin, offering everything from nostalgia-inducing classics and decadent indulgences to adorable minis and even vegan versions of this eponymous treat. Enticing photos throughout showcase these whimsical, irresistible desserts and will have anyone with sweet cravings begging for this circular sensation!
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Cookie Craft: from baking to luster dust, designs and techniques for creative cookie occasions
Valerie Peterson
Beautifully decorated cookies are within reach for every home baker, thanks to the easy and practical methods developed by cookie-crafting enthusiasts Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer. From rolling and cutting to flooding and piping, you’ll find dozens of techniques to turn plain cookies into fun treats for your next special occasion. With instructions for making stand-up cookies, tips on creating icing color palettes, and advice on freezing and shipping, the cookie fun never stops!
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cakes-from-scratch2Cakes from scratch in half the time: recipes that will change the way you bake cakes forever
Linda West Eckhardt
This revolutionary cookbook teaches the time-saving methods of baking homemade cakes in a fraction of the usual time. Borrowing tried and true techniques from professional bakers, award-winning author Linda West Eckhardt has developed simple shortcuts to shave precious minutes off preparation and baking time. Need a little convincing? Just try the luscious Praline Pound Fudge Cake, sweet and tangy Tangerine Jelly Roll, or the deliciously decadent Lemon Curd Layer Cake topped with lemony cream cheese frosting. So, kiss those cake mixes goodbye and forget frantic trips to the bakery. Now anyone can have their cake from scratch and you know they’ll eat it too!
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Chloe’s Vegan Desserts: over 100 exxciting new recipes for cookies and pies, tarts and cobblers, cupcakes and cakes – and more!
Cloe Coscarelli
Chloe’s Vegan Desserts, will satisfy your sweet tooth from morning to night with more than 100 recipes for cakes and cupcakes, ice cream and doughnuts and pies—oh my! And you just will not believe these delicious dishes are vegan. You can start the day with New York–Style Crumb Cake, light and zesty Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, luscious Chocolate Babka, or decadent Tiramisu Pancakes. Go ahead and lick that spoon—there are no worries when you bake vegan! With gorgeous color photography, clever tips, and a comprehensive section on vegan baking basics to get you started, Chloe’s Vegan Desserts will be your new vegan dessert bible.
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