Lemon sweets are the divas of desserts. Assertive and bold, lemons can be flamboyant, tart, and tangy as in the Lemon Granita or sweet, mellow, and velvety like the creamy Lemon Panna Cotta. Over 70 recipes—from the classics to lip-smacking new favorites—are all enticingly presented in Luscious Lemon Desserts. These recipes vary from the simple to the sublime, from the quick and easy to the most elaborate showstoppers. Author Lori Longbotham provides great tips on buying, storing, and using this most popular fruit. Whether it's a fast and fabulous lemon pudding or a Mile-High Lemon Angel Food Cake, the name says it all: Luscious Lemon Desserts. Yum!
When you think of coconuts, what comes to mind? Paradise, of course! Toasted, sugared, creamy, or crunchy, nothing compares to the flavor of coconut. Lori Longbotham, beloved author of the popular Luscious series—including Luscious Lemon Desserts and Luscious Chocolate Desserts offers a taste of paradise with over 60 recipes for coconut-based cakes, tarts, cookies, custards, sauces, and candies. From classic coconut cream pie to Coconut Pistachio Baklava, Lori's recipes are proof that sweets can be nutritious! Coconut is high in fiber, rich with vitamins and minerals, and utterly indulgent. This is a great resource for those who are delighted by coconuts!
Ready for melt-in-your-mouth goodness? These scrumptious recipes are the latest mouthwatering morsels from Lori Longbotham, author of the successful Luscious Desserts series. This volume is filled with secrets of how to make rich, creamy cakes, puddings, frozen desserts, and more. The recipes celebrate that wonderful soft texture, but also contrast it with crisp additions of pralines, cookies, and nuts. For beginning bakers, Custard and Caramel 101 offers a basic guide laden with tips and techniques, making preparation as simple and quick as possible. Better-than-Classic Butterscotch Pudding, Lemon and Ginger Brioche Bread Pudding, and Grand Marnier Pots de Crème are just a few of the inventive goodies that are guaranteed to become the new comfort foods.
Sexy, rich, and good in bed—chocolate is the ultimate indulgence. And Luscious Chocolate Desserts is the ultimate chocolate cookbook. Lori Longbotham, author of the best-selling Luscious Lemon Desserts, delivers more than 70 of the best recipes for tantalizing cakes, sumptuous tarts and pies, velvety puddings and soufflés, plus melt-in-your-mouth cookies, ice cream, and candy—all with enough chocolate to satisfy even the deepest craving. Recipes run from simple-to-prepare chocolate pound cake and chocolate mousse pie to more elaborate desserts such as chocolate profiteroles with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce and the decadent mocha tiramisu. For those who don't know their cocoa from their cacao, this compendium for chocoholics educates readers from bean to bar, including how to choose from the many forms of chocolate available in today's markets, plus the basics of storing, chopping, melting, and—the best part—tasting them. Luscious Chocolate Desserts is pure chocolate satisfaction for proud chocolate lovers everywhere.
This delightful cookbook from the author of Luscious Lemon Desserts and Luscious Chocolate Desserts is for anyone who has ever snuck just the plumpest, ripest strawberry straight from the basket; believed raspberries should have their own special food group; and never met a blueberry they didn't like. Each recipe is bursting with ideas for buying and trying every wonderful variety, be it sticky-sweet heart-shaped strawberries, deep purple boysenberries, or juicy ripe blackberries. Whether it's creamy layers of brightly colored raspberry curd that transform a classic lemon cake into a visual masterpiece almost too gorgeous to eat (almost), a simple spoonful of cool and custardy blueberry pudding (with the added bonus of those healthy antioxidants), or a traditional and irresistible strawberry shortcake topped with a scoop of strawberry-orange sorbet, this is the ultimate ode to the berry. Tips, tricks, and other techniques of the trade, such as pureeing berries and cutting out biscuits, ensure that the pound cake, tart, sauce, or ice cream comes out perfectly every time. For desserts at the berry top of their game, look no further than Luscious Berry Desserts.
Author: Julia Reed
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2009-04-28
Southern humorist Julia Reed celebrates Southern food, Southern women, and the Southern penchant for enjoying good times in this collection of her food writing. Julia Reed spends a lot of time thinking about ham biscuits. And cornbread and casseroles and the surprisingly modern ease of donning a hostess gown for one's own party. In Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns and Other Southern Specialties Julia Reed collects her thoughts on good cooking and the lessons of gracious entertaining that pass from one woman to another, and takes the reader on a lively and very personal tour of the culinary -- and social -- South. In essays on everything from pork chops to the perfect picnic Julia Reed revels in the simple good qualities that make the Southern table the best possible place to pull up a chair. She expounds on: the Southerner's relentless penchant for using gelatin why most things taste better with homemade mayonnaise the necessity of a holiday milk punch (and, possibly, a Santa hat) how best to "cook for compliments" (at least one squash casserole and Lee Bailey's barbequed veal are key). She provides recipes for some of the region's best-loved dishes (cheese straws, red velvet cake, breakfast shrimp), along with her own variations on the classics, including Fried Oysters Rockefeller Salad and Creole Crab Soup. She also elaborates on worthwhile information every hostess would do well to learn: the icebreaking qualities of a Ramos gin fizz and a hot crabmeat canapé, for example; the "wow factor" intrinsic in a platter of devilled eggs or a giant silver punchbowl filled with scoops of homemade ice cream. There is guidance on everything from the best possible way to "eat" your luck on New Year's Day to composing a menu in honor of someone you love. Grace and hilarity under gastronomic pressure suffuse these essays, along with remembrances of her gastronomic heroes including Richard Olney, Mary Cantwell, and M.F.K. Fisher. Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns and Other Southern Specialties is another great book about the South from Julia Reed, a writer who makes her experiences in—and out of—the kitchen a joy to read.
A completely updated edition of the very first book to showcase Splenda (sucralose), Marlene Koch's Unbelievable Desserts with Splenda Sweetener contains twenty-five new recipes, a large, user-friendly format, and color photographs of many of Marlene Koch's delectable creations. Splenda, the revolutionary no-calorie sweetener, pours and measures cup-for-cup like sugar and doesn't break down under high heat making it possible to create low-calorie versions of your favorite desserts. Cakes, cookies,cheesecakes, strudels, muffins, cream puffs, smoothies, and more—these recipes are not pale imitations of your favorites, but delicious desserts and beverages that look and taste so good that no one will believe that they are not made with real sugar. Here are sweet treats that you will be proud to serve to your family and friends. Dessert will never be the same again—now you can have your cake and eat it, too!
Although this book contains mostly recipes for desserts, it is called not just desserts because the recipes are much more than that. These sweet herbal recipes are simple, homey desserts—some traditional, others innovative—all of them are made delicious because of the addition of herbs. These recipes will inspire you to experiment and add more herbs to your cooking. Think of this as one big sweet herbal adventure. Once you have tasted some of these recipes you will agree that these are not just desserts!
Author: Nicolette M. Dumke
Publisher: Allergy Adapt, Inc.
Release Date: 2009-09
If you are on a restricted diet due to food allergies or gluten intolerance, you don't have to be deprived of the pleasure of your favorite desserts. Now you can enjoy delicious desserts which are free of your problem foods. With I Love Dessert but NOT Sugar, Wheat, Milk, Gluten, Corn, Soy, Unhealthy Fat... you will rediscover the enjoyment of simple pleasures. This book contains more than 300 easily-made recipes for almost any dessert you might want, all free of sugar, wheat, corn, soy, and unhealthy fats. Most of the recipes are gluten-free; a wide variety of gluten-free grains and grain alternatives is used in addition to rice. The desserts are sweetened with healthy natural sweeteners such as agave, fruit sweeteners, and stevia. Enjoy simple fruit desserts, puddings, cobblers, crisps, pies, cakes, ice creams (including dairy-free), sweet breads and rolls, cookies and confections on your special diet. When your friends or family are having a treat, now you can join in. Don't deprive yourself any more!
Author: Stan C. Strom
Release Date: 2010-04
This cookbook features some recipes that have been judged 1st place prize winners in state and national contests as well as a collection of the author's most treasured desserts. The author has compiled photos, easy to understand directions and tips that will allow all bakers to duplicate his impressive award winning desserts. It's easy as pie!
After the sudden death of her husband, Tessa Barnes finds herself examining a life without her best friend and soul mate. A strong faith in God, a passion to bake, and memories of Great-Grandmother Heart inspire her to open a unique dessert boutique where sharing the love of sweets with that special someone is the chef’s special. As Tessa’s dream comes true, her home and heart are filled with new friends and experiences she never imagined. She watches her daughter go off to college and her brother find love. Through her strength and sharing her love of God, Tessa encourages others to examine their own faith and life’s purpose as they provide support at the trial of the man who killed her husband and assist with bringing “Heart’s Desserts” to life. As opening night draws near, Tessa and her loved ones find themselves in a flurry of fun and laughter while they work day and night. When tragedy strikes again, the future of the boutique and a loved one are at stake. But through love and faith, family and friends prove that anything is possible when the “Heart” is at the center of what truly matters. Heart’s Desserts is book one in the Heart’s trilogy, in which God, Grammy Heart, and her family inspire others to follow their passion in finding life’s true purpose.
Author: Jennifer Chandler
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2012-04-16
If your grilling repertoire is limited to burgers and hot dogs, it might be time to reconsider your grill’s true potential. Think beyond that typical backyard menu, and imagine serving up a platter of skewered Caribbean Grilled Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa or a Balsamic Beef Tenderloin alongside an Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Salad. Memphis chef Jennifer Chandler has assembled everything a grilling amateur could possibly need to achieve pitmaster caliber results any night of the week. Whether you’re cooking with gas, charcoal, or cast iron, Simply Grilling will eliminate the uncertainty and have you manning the flames with confidence. In her accessible style, Chandler explains everything—the tools, the heat, and the flavors. If you’ve always found grilling to be a guessing game, you’ll never have to wonder again if the heat is just right or if you flipped your food too soon. From appetizers to desserts and everything in between, Simply Grilling is your guide to delicious meals, hot off the grate.
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!