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Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Mocha Tarts 

Without question, chocolate chips are at the top of most bakers' lists of favorite ingredients!

125 Best Chocolate Chip Recipes features incredibly creative recipes for everything from cakes and pies to breads, puddings, bars, squares and muffins to beverages and sauces.  And it goes without saying that no cookbook on chocolate chips would be complete without cookie ideas.

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Caramel Krisps Recipe | Inspired by Best Of Bridge Holiday Classics

Caramel KrispsSince 1975, the Best of Bridge "Ladies," as their children have named them, have been developing recipes that are easy to understand, written with a sense of humor and guaranteed to work.  Not surprisingly, given their motto - "simple recipes with gourmet results" - over the course of four decades, they have cooked up countless treats that are perfect for sharing with family and friends when it's time for a celebration.

Best of Bridge Holiday Classics: 225 Recipes for Special Occasions focuses on recipes that will meet all of your holiday entertaining needs. 

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Paleo Ice Cream - 75 Recipes for Rich and Creamy Homemade Scoops and Treats

Cavemen *probably* didn’t eat ice cream. So for those living paleo today, the frozen treat would be something they’d have to give up--until now!

Introducing “Paleo Ice Cream (Ben Hirshberg),” a new cookbook packed with 75 recipes for rich and creamy frozen treats that leave out unwanted dairy, refined sugars and chemical additives.

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Snack Girl to the Rescue! Easy, Delicious Food for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lisa Cain's book Snack Girl to the Rescue! is part biography, part nutrition guide and part recipe book - making it a good resource to make healthy and delicious food for your family.  You may recognize her name or the "Snack Girl" persona - yes she's that "Snack Girl" from

The book includes 100 recipes under 400 calories that Cain uses herself.  


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Twinkie Brownie Bars Recipe #TwinkieCookbook #MC


Growing up golden sponge cakes filled with cream were a huge treat that were only available to us at Grandma's & Grandpa's house. We'd help around the yard, in the kitchen and with various odd tasks, and then we'd get some money to head to the corner store to buy 'dessert' for after the dinner meal. When it was my turn to choose, I'd always get a package of them. Every time I take a bite of a Twinkie I relive those memories of simpler times.

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The Perfect Cookbook for Mother's Day, Barbecues and Beyond: The Greek Yogurt Kitchen

Toby Amidor provides delicious, yet healthy recipes to whip up for mom on Mother’s Day or to add pizazz to summer barbecues and celebrations, all featuring Greek yogurt in her new cookbook: The Greek Yogurt Kitchen!

Toby is a leading nutritionist, dietician and recipe developer who currently contributes to the Healthy Eats Blog for the Food Network, US News & World Report, and many others.  She’s also a sought after recipe development consultant who’s worked with celebrity chefs including Elie Krieger, Jamie and Bobby Deen, among others.

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Chef Bonnell's Seafood Cookbook Review

Spring is always my favorite time of the year to indulge in new cookbooks and recipe trials. It's probably because of the heady scent of local fresh fruits and vegetables that start making their way into the stores about that time.  So it was with great gusto that I opened up Chef Jon Bonnell's new cookbook Waters Fine Coastal Cuisine who owns a restaurant right down the highway from us in Ft. Worth, TX; Waters - Bonnell’s Coastal Cuisine.

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Leah Eskin's Slices of Life

I just had the chance to read an advanced copy of beloved food writer Leah Eskin's forthcoming book SLICES OF LIFE: A Food Writer Cooks Through Many a Conundrum (Running Press, April 2014).

For a decade now Leah has contributed her everyday chronicles with accompanying recipes to her syndicated column, “Home on the Range” in the Chicago Tribune, and now readers can enjoy a collection of those columns covering everything from her early married days to parenting adolescents—and all the challenges and surprises in between.

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Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans

If you're a fan of Treme on HBO then you probably caught the New Orleans critically-acclaimed drama for its fourth and final season premiere on December 1st.  To commemorate Treme's closing chapter, HBO Global Licensing launched a cookbook based on the vibrant series - Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans, created by Treme story editor, award-winning food writer and New Orleans native Lolis Eric Elie.

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Wacky Cake Recipe from One Bowl Baking

Yvonne Ruperti, recipe developer extraordinaire, is tempting you into the kitchen with a uniquely simplified approach to baking.  ONE BOWL BAKING: Simple, from Scratch Recipes for Delicious Desserts, shows how to create beautiful, delicious, and wholesome desserts from scratch using just one bowl.  Perfect for people who love the convenience and ease of a mix but want to do it with 100% homemade quality and gourmet results.

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Quinoa Salad Recipe & GOYA Foods Cookbook Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago, I received some GOYA products and a collection of recipes to try out some healthy, tasty and affordable Latin cooking.  The Best of la Cocina GOYA cookbook is a resource for building a better plate, that plate specifically being the MyPlate nutrition guide by the USDA.  Printed in both English and Spanish, this little cookbook is packed full of balanced meal ideas from around Latin America - including Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Spain and beyond!

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Vanilla Blueberry Waffle Recipe from Homemade with Love, by Jennifer Perillo 

Homemade with LoveI think if you've followed my blog for awhile, or at least have searched through my recipes on occassion, you'll realize I'm not a "from scratch" type of gal.  I'm open to learning new things though, and so when I had the chance to review Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie's Kitchen, I was eager to see if I could make anything in it without creating an epic fail of a dish.

Surprisingly enough to me, not only were a lot of the recipes not difficult - they were also things my family would eat - and so I hunkered down to mix, whisk and boil from scratch food in my own kitchen.  

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Reader's Digest Presents The Digest Diet Cookbook

Well here it is a month into the new year, and I can honestly say that I've been doing really well watching what I've been eating. I didn't set out to lose any weight per say, but just to eat a bit healthier and be more active. It's obviously been working, and I have been using different books over the past few weeks to get into a routine. I have actually lost nearly 4 pounds, plus I have more energy and have been sleeping better!

One of the books that I received was Reader's Digest "The Digest Diet Cookbook."

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The Amish Family Cookbook by Jerry and Tina Eicher and Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

From bestselling author Jerry Eicher (more than 350,000 books sold) and his wife, Tina, comes this warm and inviting peek into an Amish kitchen, complete with recipes, Amish proverbs, and a dash of Amish humor. Readers will laugh, pray, and eat robustly with The Amish Family Cookbook at their side.

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A Farmer's Daughter Cook Book & Butterscotch Cookies Recipe

I grew up in a heavily populated Mennonite community, and while I am not Mennonite myself, I spent many, many hours around the table and in Mennonite kitchens. My best friend from third grade on was Mennonite, and one of my favorite foods to this day is Paska (Easter Bread) that her mom would make for me every year. I was just mentioning it to her this year that those loaves are some of my favorite memories of my tween/teen years.

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