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Baby Cheesecakes

Baby Cheesecakes

Baby Cheesecakes excepted from The Cookie Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum. Photography by Matthew Septimus

The Cookie Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum

This is your must-have cookie book, featuring nearly every cookie imaginable, from rustic Cranberry Chocolate Chippers to elegant French macarons, and everything in between—simple drop cookies, rolled-and-cut holiday cookies, brownies and other bars, pretty sandwich cookies, luxurious frosted or chocolate-dipped treats, and much more.

With legendary baker Rose Levy Beranbaum’s foolproof recipes—which feature detail-oriented instructions that eliminate guesswork, notes for planning ahead, ingenious tips, and other golden rules for success—it’s easy to whip up a batch of irresistible, crowd-pleasing cookies anytime, for any occasion. Standout classics and new favourites include:

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Rhubarb Bumbleberry Crumble

Rhubarb Bumbleberry Crumble

Rhubarb Bumbleberry Crumble excerpted from The Lemon Apron Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes for the Curious Home Cook by Jennifer Emilson. Copyright © 2022 Jeniffer Emilson. Cover and interior design by Lisa Jager. Cover and interior photography by Johann Headley. Published by Appetite by Random House, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

Excerpted from The Lemon Apron Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes for the Curious Home Cook by Jennifer Emilson. Copyright © 2022 Jeniffer Emilson. Cover and interior design by Lisa Jager. Cover and interior photography by Johann Headley. Published by Appetite by Random House, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

Embrace the unique beauty each season brings with The Lemon Apron Cookbook. These approachable, rustic recipes from cook, baker, and blogger Jennifer Emilson are true comfort home cooking, highlighting the freshest produce any time of year.

Drawing from many sources of inspiration—from her home base of Toronto and her German heritage, to her travels around the world—Jennifer’s varied influences come together in this thoughtful, cohesive collection. The book is organized by season, with an additional year-round chapter for anytime favourites: try the Cinnamon and Sumac Sautéed Brussels Sprouts in spring; the Rose Harissa Lamb Chops with Chili Fregola for a flavorful summer dinner; a hearty autumn Spinach Spätzle with Sautéed Onions and Gruyère; a winter Mincemeat Tart with Citrus Crème Anglaise; or the Detroit-Style Skillet Pizza any month the craving hits. (more…)

Triple Nutty Baklava

Triple Nutty Baklava

Triple Nutty Baklava excerpted from The Mediterranean Dish: 120 Bold and Healthy Recipes You’ll Make on Repeat: A Mediterranean Cookbook Copyright © 2022 by Suzy Karadsheh. Photographs copyright © 2022 by Caitlin Bensel.

The Mediterranean Dish: 120 Bold and Healthy Recipes You'll Make on Repeat: A Mediterranean Cookbook by Suzy Karadsheh

What began as one of the first online Mediterranean food blogs has blossomed into the leading site for modern Mediterranean cooking and lifestyle with millions of readers—and now it is the inspiration for the long-awaited first cookbook from Suzy Karadsheh.

In her cookbook, Suzy brings cross-culturally inspired dishes from throughout the Mediterranean into American home kitchens, using easy-to-find ingredients and easy-to-follow, tested-to-perfection recipes to make your meals more vibrant, delicious, and yes—even a little healthier, too!

Born and raised by the sea in Port Said, Egypt, Suzy lived in Michigan and Des Moines with her family before moving to Atlanta, where she now lives. Her modern cooking reflects the rich and complex traditions of the Mediterranean and Middle East, from Greece and southern Spain to Jordan and Tunisia, as well as inspiration from her new Southern roots. Practical and weeknight-easy recipes include: Spanakopita Egg Muffins, Chicken Shawarma Bowls, Garlicky Spinach and Chickpea Soup with Lemon and Pecorino Romano, Roasted Asparagus Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil, Middle Eastern Rice Pilaf with Toasted Vermicelli and Pine Nuts, Orange-Cardamom Olive Oil Cake, and of course Homemade Pita Bread to serve with just about everything. (more…)

Ratatouille Tart

Ratatouille Tart

Ratatouille Tart excerpted from The Artful Pie Project: A Sweet and Savoury Book of Recipes by Denise Marchessault. Photography by Deb Garlick.

The Artful Pie Project: A Sweet and Savoury Book of Recipes by Denise Marchessault

Pie champion Denise Marchessault teams up with artist and photographer Deb Garlick for a visually stunning cookbook celebrating sweet and savoury pies. With whimsical illustrations and practical how-to images, The Artful Pie Project unlocks the secrets to a great pie.

(Pssst…it’s all in the pastry!)

Featuring over 50 recipes covering the pie spectrum from galettes, to pastry dumplings and slab crumbles-plus French Canadian classics such as Tourtière and Tart au Sucre.

Beyond pie, there are plenty of tips for dodging pie fails and creative ideas for using precious scraps of leftover dough.

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Milk & Cookie Brownies

Milk & Cookie Brownies

Milk & Cookie Brownies excerpted from Broke Vegan: Speedy: Over 100 Budget Plant-based Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less by Saskia Sidey. Photography by Jo Sidey.

Broke Vegan: Speedy: Over 100 Budget Plant-based Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less by Saskia Sidey

With over 100 quick and easy plant-based recipes using supermarket staples, along with hints and tips for making vegan meals in no time at all, Broke Vegan: Speedy will have you cooking delicious dishes time after time that save money and help the planet.

With easy weekday lifesavers, dishes you can rustle up in 15 minutes and even more special dishes for when you want to impress, Broke Vegan: Speedy is the essential guide to serving plant-based meals on a budget—fast.

Whether you’re taking part in Veganuary for the first time, making the move from veggie to vegan or just trying to make your money go further, Broke Vegan: Speedy will bring variety and flavour to your meals in no time, without having to spend a fortune. (more…)

Anjum’s Spicy Roast Potatoes

Anjum’s Spicy Roast Potatoes

Anjum’s Spicy Roast Potatoes excerpted from Ashia’s Table: Family Recipes from India and beyond by Ashia Ismail-Singer. Photography by Manja Wachsmuth.

Ashia's Table: Family Recipes from India and beyond by Ashia Ismail-Singer

Ashia’s Table features well-known traditional Indian dishes alongside a selection of exciting new dishes based on Indian flavours and textures, all of which can be easily made at home.

Ashia Ismail-Singer’s debut cookbook pays homage to her heritage, blending it seamlessly with a modern and authentic take on her native Indian cuisine. Her recipes aren’t just a list of ingredients and measurements: For Ashia, they are memories of childhood, food experiences that have been passed down through generations, and which connect her to her family and homeland.

With chutneys and bites for grazing, light lunches, nourishing main dishes, desserts, home baking, and more, this book brings you a collection of recipes inspired by India’s rich food culture, made with ingredients that are easy to find wherever you are.

Ashia’s Table is a beautiful book to be cherished for its delicious recipes, stunning photography, and attractive design. (more…)

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Banana Bread excerpted from Gullah Geechee Home Cooking: Recipes from the Matriarch of Edisto Island by Emily Meggett. Photography by Clay Williams.

Gullah Geechee Home Cooking: Recipes from the Matriarch of Edisto Island by Emily Meggett

The history of the Gullah and Geechee people stretches back centuries, when enslaved members of this community were historically isolated from the rest of the South because of their location on the Sea Islands of coastal South Carolina and Georgia. Today, this Lowcountry community represents the most direct living link to the traditional culture, language, and foodways of their West African ancestors.

Gullah Geechee Home Cooking, written by Emily Meggett, the matriarch of Edisto Island, is the preeminent Gullah cookbook. At 89 years old, and with more than 50 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Meggett is a respected elder in the Gullah community of South Carolina.

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Raspberry pancake cake

Raspberry pancake cake

Raspberry pancake cake, excerpted from The Nordic Baker: Plant-Based Bakes and Seasonal Stories from a Kitchen in the Heart of Sweden by Sofia Nordgren.

The Nordic Baker: Plant-Based Bakes and Seasonal Stories from a Kitchen in the Heart of Sweden

In The Nordic Baker, Sofia Nordgren guides you through a year of plant-based Nordic cakes, buns, breads, cookies and crackers and invites readers to keep things simple, go back to basics and cook with nature in mind.

From Thumbprint cookies, Kladdkaka and Rhubarb galette in springtime, Raspberry and cardamom cupcakes when the weather begins to warm up, and a Midsommar cake for summer celebrations, through to Lingonberry roll cake, pear tart and cardamom rolls for cozy fall nights and Gingerbread bundt cake, Saffron buns and Semlor for snowy winter days.

Set to the backdrop of stunning location photography and interspersed with advice on embracing the Nordic lifestyle, bringing the outdoors into your home and tips on seasonal slow living, this is a charming celebration of a magical corner of the world and the wonderful food it has to offer. (more…)

Mocha Walnut Crunch Muffins

Mocha Walnut Crunch Muffins

Mocha Walnut Crunch Muffins, excerpted from Cake & Loaf by Nickey Miller and Josie Rudderham © 2022 Nickey Miller and Josie Rudderham. Photography by Nickey Miller.

Cake & Loaf: Satisfy Your Cravings with Over 85 Recipes for Everyday Baking and Sweet Treats

Cake & Loaf, a cozy from-scratch neighbourhood bakery, started with a dream shared over coffee between college friends and business partners, Nickey Miller and Josie Rudderham. Genuinely passionate about food, sustainability, and community, they wanted to create a bakery with a dynamic atmosphere that fosters creativity and equality. Today, a living-wage employer, Cake & Loaf is beloved for its stand-out baked goods.

Full of flavour and homespun comfort, the recipes range from classics like Maple Syrup Butter Tarts and Vanilla Bean Nanaimo Bars, to local favourites like Pumpkin Spice Baked Doughnuts and Lemonlicious Cake.

The book features over 85 recipes and variations to create your own sweets and treats at home, including everyday morning baking—muffins, scones, doughnuts, and granolas—cookies, decadent sandwich cookies, bars, layer cakes, tarts, and pies.

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Cherry Almond Cake

Cherry Almond Cake

Cherry Almond Cake, Happy Vegan Food: Fast, fresh, simple vegan by Bettina Campolucci Bordi. Photography by Nassima Rothacker.

Happy Vegan Food: Fast, fresh, simple vegan

In Happy Vegan Food, Bettina Campolucci Bordi shares a collection of easy and delicious plant-based recipes that anyone can incorporate into their busy life.

With recipes including Hearty Buckwheat Waffles, a tasty Korean Pancake, a delicious yet quick One Pot Curry in a Hurry, and the decadent Hazelnut Bites, Bettina proves that nutritious food doesn’t have to be restrictive. Happy Vegan Food is designed to take you through your busy day by including ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, meals for one, desserts, and snacks, and will easily meet the needs of any modern household.

Whether you’re looking to eat more veggies or have decided to turn vegan but don’t want to compromise on taste, Happy Vegan Food is the perfect book for you. (more…)