Archive | October 2015

Who says you have to be a kid to color!?

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I am absolutely in love with my newest book addition from Blogging For Books! A bunch of the ladies in our bookworm group had gotten into adult coloring books a while ago and I really didn’t think anything about it till I was going through amazon looking for art supplies and it came up on suggested purchases. It was perfect! The perfect thing to help with stress.
Ever since then I have been on the lookout for more of these time killers. I have found a few but was shocked to find this one on B4B. I jumped at the chance and I am so glad I did.
The cool thing about this adult coloring book aside from how big the pictures are is that it has a short but sweet story for children as well as a hide-n-seek puzzle in the pictures. Super cute book and I am super glad I picked this one!

“To bake is to create art, to teach baking is to create love!”

I have had a hell week with my computer buuuut I am back with a book review for B4B!!!!
Food52 Baking!
A stunning collection of hassle-free recipes for baking cakes, cookies, tarts, puddings, muffins, bread, and more, from the editors behind the leading food website Food52.

Whether it’s the chocolate cake at every childhood birthday, blondies waiting for you after school, or hot dinner rolls smeared with butter at Thanksgiving dinner, homemade baked goods hold a place in many of our best memories. And that’s why baking shouldn’t be reserved for special occasions.
With this book, curated by the editors of Food52, you can have homemade treats far superior to the store-bought variety, even when it feels like you’re too busy to turn on the oven. From Brown Butter Cupcake Brownies to “Cuppa Cuppa Sticka” Peach and Blueberry Cobbler, these sixty reliable, easy-to-execute recipes won’t have you hunting down special equipment and hard-to-find ingredients or leave you with a kitchen covered in flour and a skink piled high with bowls.

I have to give it to the authors of this book, immediately they try to reassure readers and explain that the key is to find reliable recipes to follow, as well as great tips that will make you a better baker. Accompanying photos to the recipes give the impression that the baked goods were made in a home kitchen. In fact, this book is intended for the home cook to be able to bake great desserts in a limited time period. I love the tips – both the alternate recipes and the helpful hints to make baking easier. Broken down into manageable sections such as Breakfast Goods, Cookies and Bars, and Special Occasion Cakes, Food 52 Baking is sure to please most baking enthusiasts. No matter your experience level, this baking book has easy to follow instructions and great tips of the trade. I would recommend this cookbook to those who have a desire to learn to bake or for those experienced bakers looking for some great new recipes.