{Book Review} Teeny’s Tour of Pie


I’m continuing my pie obsession with Teeny’s Tour of Pie. I’m working on my pie crust technique. I’m slowly getting better and figuring which kind of pie crusts I like best (Crisco based crust so far if you’d like to know).

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{Book Review} Bakeless Sweets


Step away from the oven. Seriously, turn the oven off, it’s time to whip up dessert! Faith Durand, editor of The Kitchn, has brought us Bakeless Sweets, an entire book of easy no bake desserts. The concept of a bake less dessert is not new. We’ve been eating instant Jell-O for more than 100 years. Faith has taken this idea to the next level with different and clever recipes, such as Nutella Jelly and Goat Cheese Panna Cotta.

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{Book Review} Rosemary & Crime



Today I have a delightful mystery foodie novel set in the south. Rosemary and Crime is a murder mystery story with a setting in a spice store. The descriptions of exotic cinnamon and peppercorns definitely had me giving my own spice collection a once over.

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{Book Review} Paris Letters


Paris Letters is not based around food or desserts like most of the books I review here…but it is about Paris! Who doesn’t love Paris? Home of the Eiffel Tower and the birthplace of the eclair. The author definitely eats and drinks her way through Paris so it totally deserves to be reviewed on American Cupcake Life.

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{Book Review} The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris


I wish I hadn’t decided to read The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris right after Christmas. I wasn’t on a diet but this book with it’s delicious chocolate story line was making it hard for me to take a break from rich foods.

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{Book Review} Peggy Porschen Cupcakes

pp coverThis is one of those embarrassing posts where I was given a book several months ago and it sat and sat in my to do pile. You can see the book sitting in my “office” when I did a tour of my craft room. I’m not sure why I waited so long to review Peggy Porschen’s Cupcakes. I had a lot of success with her other books.

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