I grew up watching the Food Network with my grandmother and when I had the opportunity to review this book I jumped at it because I know first hand the Food Network’s dedication to great quality recipes and photography. I am so happy that I did, because I love baking with my children and this book is packed with great recipes to make with them. They also love to take baked goods to school events, and this book has great ideas to do just that. It is also filled with great ideas for holidays, special occasions, and weeknight desserts.
It is easy to track down what your are craving in this book because the chapters are broken down by dessert type. They also have each section broken down with pictures! I LOVE this, because I often eat with my eyes first, and when looking for something to bake, presentation, usually pressures my choice.
They also break down some of the recipes with step-by-step photos which is so great because I am so visual. In true Food Network fashion their directions are clear and easy to follow.
A few of the great ideas a “Fake-Out” Pencil Cake, Salted Caramel-Pretzel Thumbprint cookies, and the Coconut Cupcakes with Chocolate and Almonds.
This book will be used for years to come in our home. We just can’t stop flipping through it, trying to decide what to make first.
Paperback cover: 336 pages
Publisher: Clarkson Potter (2014)