This week: Recipes for peaches and taking care of yourself, cookbook giveaways and EYBD Previews

Instagram famous Leslie Jordan begins almost every video with "hello fellow hunker downers, how you all doin?" I have been wondering how all of our members are coping during this time? I watch Leslie's videos every day and they bring a smile to my face. Lately, I feel as if I'm in a continual loop of Groundhog's Day, the Twilight… read more

This week: Summer recipes, EYBD cookbook previews and giveaways

Sweet August has arrived and in thirty-one days, September will be embraced by my open arms. As temperatures are still sweltering here in the US, many cooks are looking for options to feed their families that can be accomplished on the stovetop. I think I'm one of the only ones who will endure the inferno of a hot oven to… read more

This week: Pastry, cookbook previews and giveaways

As you may have deciphered from my Fear of an empty pantry, part two – the baking edition article last week, or any other baking-related piece I've shared (and there have been many), I am a baker. While I love all cookbooks, my passion lies with those devoted to baking. I flip straight to the baking related chapters first when… read more

This week: Recipes for fruit preserves, preparing your baking pantry, cookbook previews, giveaways and more

There are a few things that are always in my pantry - honey, maple syrup, and several jars of fruit preserves. Often times for dinner, I will have a piece of whole-grain toast with jam and on my bagels, I like a little cream cheese and a dollop of jam. I am not a jam snob - Bonne Maman is… read more

This week: Tomato, tomahto – let’s find recipes to use them up, cookbook previews, giveaways and more!

Is a tomato a vegetable or a fruit? The correct response is that tomatoes are a fruit since they grow on a vine. But in Nix v. Hedden, 149 U.S. 304 (1893) the Supreme Court of the United States decided that under U.S. customs regulations, the tomato should be classified as a vegetable. This case came before the Court as… read more

This week: Ice cream and cool dessert recipes, a preview of Rose’s Ice Cream Bliss and more

On July 7th Rose Levy Beranbaum's new cookbook Rose's Ice Cream Bliss will be released. As with everything that sweet Rose does, you can expect nothing short of greatness! The pineapple caramel recipe is alone worth the cost of admission. You will be tempted to take the jar and have some one-on-one special time - just you, the caramel, and… read more

This week: How to grill the perfect burger, cooking subscription boxes, cookbook previews and more

In many parts of the world, grilling season is upon us. After sheltering in place for months, cooks are headed outdoors. The tempting aroma of food cooking over fire wafts through neighborhoods and before you know it you are craving something from the grill. I am not a huge beef fan but I do love a burger. We have over… read more

This week: British biscuit/cookie recipes, cookbook previews and giveaways

Last week's roundup focused on all things biscuits (North American biscuits, that is), and as promised it's time to highlight British biscuits/cookies. When I read the following sentence when researching biscuits, it gave me a slight headache. "A British biscuit is an American cookie and an American cookie is a British cookie and an American biscuit is a British scone… read more

This week: Biscuit recipes, Pride month supporting LGBTQ authors, cookbook previews and giveaways

Biscuits in North America are made with flour, a fat (shortening or butter), a leavening agent, and often buttermilk. They are flaky, tender delights. Outside of North America, biscuits are what North Americans refer to as cookies. This post will focus on the North American biscuit (check back next week for biscuits/cookies). Lately, I've been on a biscuit kick -… read more

This week: Elevating black food writers, cookbook previews and giveaways

The year 2020 has dealt us a difficult hand. We keep asking for new cards but many of us feel like folding. From the bushfires in Australia, the pandemic, to the protests across the United States after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis that are often met with hate and brutality, it seems suffering and pain grows daily. These… read more

This week: Lasagna recipes, James Beard cookbook winners, cookbook previews and more

For inspiration for this week's roundup, I googled "most searched recipes". Near the top of the search, an article at Food & Wine caught my attention entitled the ten most googled recipes since the stay at home orders began. Ironically, we've covered six of those most sought out recipes in past roundups except for meatloaf, crepes, French toast, and lasagna.… read more

This week: Cinnamon roll, Chelsea bun and cinnamon scroll recipes, cookbook news and previews and more

As I stated in our last weekly roundup, I am clinging to comfort recipes. This week is all things cinnamon rolls. According to my social media feed, cinnamon rolls are made for holiday mornings and special occasions. To this I say nay, nay. Cinnamon rolls are not to be tucked away and brought out like the good china. They deserve… read more

This week: Best pancake and waffle recipes, fall/autumn cookbook previews, and more

Soon in the northern hemisphere, many will begin the search for grilling and other warm weather-related recipes. For me, at least for a few more weeks, I am indulging myself and our members in comfort food. I am so not a summer person, give me the crisp cool days of autumn or the blistery winds of winter and I'm content.… read more

This week: Recipes for one bowl baking, a preview of 2020 baking cookbooks, EYBD previews, and cookbook giveaways.

This week, my cousin posted on social media that she had a cake mix fail. It appears that the cake mix she used expired in 2015. I came to the rescue too late with some links sharing one-bowl cake recipes and thought our members would like to add a few quick recipes to their arsenal. One-bowl vanilla cake We have… read more

This week: The best scone recipes, free downloadable cookbook, EYBD previews and giveaways

This year Mother's Day will undoubtedly be different from most. Since many will not be able to celebrate traditionally with a meal out, how about baking something up for mom? A basket of scones, mom's favorite tea, and a baking cookbook (recommendations below) can be dropped off while maintaining the social distancing rules. Scones can be a baker's nemesis. Over… read more

This week: Crumbles, crisps, cobblers, Brown Betty and buckles, recipes, Ottolenghi virtual event 4/26, cookbook previews and giveaways

This week's Spring Baking Championship (Food Network) episode covered crumbles, crisps, cobblers, Brown Bettys, and buckles oh my! I may think I'm savvy enough to know the difference between these desserts but I'd be wrong. Thinking our members might be in the same denial about what makes a crisp a crisp or a buckle a buckle, I did some research.… read more

This week: Banana bread and other quick bread recipes, Mother’s Day gift ideas, cookbook previews and giveaways

When the pandemic took a foothold, bread was kneaded by home bakers that had never kneaded before. This week seems to indicate that we have entered the phase of all things banana bread. In our EYB Cookbook Club, members are sharing photos of Shauna Sever's The only banana bread you'll ever need (photo below) from her title Midwest Made. The… read more

This week: Best macaroni & cheese, cheesecake recipes, cookbook news and more

Two of my most requested recipes while living in New York were macaroni and cheese and cheesecake. Do you see a theme? I have made both of these dishes hundreds of times in many variations over the years. Every Easter I would be assigned these dishes and would often bring something new I came across just to shake up things… read more

This week: Pantry recipes, downloadable cookbook sampler, how to make EYB work better for you and more

Another week has slipped away and I trust that we are all safe and healthy. Anxiety levels are high for most and in an effort to distract you and ourselves for a bit, we have prepared a post on ideas that might make Eat Your Books work better for you. In this weekly roundup, we are sharing ideas for recipes… read more

This week: Pizza crust and two-ingredient dough recipes, cooking tips, cookbook previews and more

This week I thought I would feature Hot cross bun recipes (online recipes) but with the scarcity of yeast and other baking supplies and with Darcie just featuring Easter and Passover recipes in our monthly newsletter (check your inboxes) or find the newsletter archive here, I rose to the occasion and switched gears. (Forgive the puns, I'm getting a little… read more

This week: Bread recipes, how to cultivate your own yeast, sourdough starter and more

Certainly, we can all agree that the past weeks have been taxing. Fear of what the future holds and social distancing is a difficult pill to swallow in 2020. I posted recently on social media that this will be the time when everyone learns to bake bread. Twenty or thirty of my friends shared photos of their bread-related baking on… read more

This week: Hamantaschen, Jewish baking, cookbook previews & giveaways, culinary news

The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people from Haman’s persecution in ancient Persia. In my social media feed earlier this week, friends celebrating Purim shared tempting photographs of hamentaschen, a symbolic food eaten during this holiday. In Hebrew, hamentaschen means ears of Haman, and are triangular-shaped cookies that represent either Haman’s ears or his three-cornered… read more

This week: The best St. Patrick’s Day eats, cookbook giveaways, previews and more

Corned beef, you either love it or hate it. I fall in the latter category but my husband loves it. Every March 17th, you will find me boiling a corned beef (or salt beef in the UK) and sauteing cabbage as any good Irish lass should. But just how did corned beef become the meal for St. Patrick's Day in… read more

This week: Favorite pie cookbooks, best apple pie recipes, cookbook giveaways, and previews

Last month, we featured the best recipes for pie crust. As I was updating our EYB cookbook library with new 2020 titles, the myriad baking books (which made me giddy with anticipation) and ten specific books devoted to pie being published this year caught my attention. Pie baking has suddenly become baking's It Girl. I thought it was time to… read more

This week: The best roast chicken recipe; 70,000 cookbook recipes available online and more!

What do you think of when you hear Sunday supper? For me, roast chicken ranks high for our family as a meal that we all enjoy. The beauty of this meal is that it is relatively simple to master. My son could eat chicken, gravy, mashed potatoes and popovers every single day. Throw in my simple leftover bread dressing and… read more
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