Friday, June 10, 2011

If you like to bake, buy this book:
Cook's Country Blue Ribbon Desserts

It’s time I told you about a wonderful cookbook I bought recently: Cook's Country Blue Ribbon Desserts.
   Produced by the popular magazine, the book is full of recipes inspired by desserts from years past. But these recipes have been revamped to be refreshing, new and foolproof.
   That’s essentially the mission of Cook’s Country magazine – to find America’s classic, favorite dishes and desserts and retool them for today’s home cooks.
   For those of you who love baking, especially homestyle treats that please the family, I highly recommend the book to you.
   I’ve already made several desserts from the book that are outstanding: Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies, Icebox Strawberry Pie, 7Up Pound Cake, Pecan-Sour Cream Coffee CakeTunnel of Fudge Cake and Mississippi Mud Brownies.
   Nearly every recipe has caught my eye to try, for every season of the year.
   This summer, if I have the time, I hope to make Icebox Key Lime Pie, Raspberry Chiffon Pie, Peach Brown Betty and Icebox Oreo Cheesecake.
   Just take a look at some of the recipes you can find in this book, many of which also have an explanation of the interesting history behind the final product:
- Pies: Fresh Blueberry, Lemon Chess, Mile-High Lemon Meringue, Pumpkin-Praline, Jefferson Davis, Millionaire, French Silk Chocolate
- Cakes: Wacky Cake, Wellesley Fudge, Chocolate Blackout, Lady Baltimore, Strawberry Cream (looks like an absolute stunner), Tennessee Stack Cake, Lemon Buttermilk Sheet, Tres Leches Cake, Southern Caramel, Bold and Spicy Gingerbread
- Breakfast, brunch and coffee treats: Blueberry Boy Bait, Cherry-Almond Coffee Cake, St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake, Blackberry Roly-Poly, Tick Tock Orange Sticky Rolls
- Cupcakes: Red Velvet, Boston Cream, Chocolate Cream, Black-Bottom
- Cookies and bars: Raspberry Mini Cheesecakes, Peanut Blossom Cookies, Brown Sugar Cookies, Whoopie Pies, Turtle Brownies, Seven-Layer Bars, Raspberry Streusel Bars, Cherry Cheesecake Cookies, Raspberry-Almond Sandwich Cookies, Hazelnut Chewies, Chocolate Turtle Cookies

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