Dessert recipes

Strawberries-and-Cream Ice Pops

Strawberries-and-Cream Ice Pops (Paletas de Fresas con Crema), by Marcela Valladolid, Photography by Isabella Martinez-Funcke

Strawberries-and-Cream Ice Pops (Paletas de Fresas con Crema), by Marcela Valladolid, Photography by Isabella Martinez-Funcke

Marcela Valladolid loves to entertain guests at her beautiful home in San Diego, and just as she did in Casa Marcela, this book captures the spirit of her hybrid Mexican-American upbringing in vibrant and mouthwatering recipes.

Picadillo Lettuce Cups are topped with avocado and lime and make for perfect finger food; Spicy Chimichurri and Jalapeño-Cilantro Aioli are the perfect addition to a crudité platter; the classic panzanella salad is updated with tomatillos, panela cheese, and pork rinds; and vegetarian options include Chickpea Ceviche Tostadas and Sweet Potato Chipotle Hummus.

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Amira’s Peach Cobbler 

Peach Cobbler, The Last OG cookbook, Recipes written with Nicole A. Taylor, Photography by Noah Fecks

Peach Cobbler, The Last OG cookbook, Recipes written with Nicole A. Taylor, Photography by Noah Fecks

With The Last O.G. Cookbook, you can keep the party going at home with recipes inspired by the hit TBS comedy starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish. Morgan plays Tray Barker, a recently released ex-convict who, upon returning to his hometown of Brooklyn to find his girlfriend married to another man and his neighbourhood gentrified, relies on his cooking skills to find his place in a city he often doesn’t recognize. (more…)

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie, Tasting Table Cooking with Friends, Photography by Todd Coleman.

Tasting Table’s Cooking with Friends updates the classic menu cookbook for a new generation of heroic hosts and dinner party emcees.

No need to wake up at dawn and martyr yourself in the kitchen all day: These menus are designed to be made with a few gracious friends who arrive early enough to be your sous chefs. Sure, you still have to manage the invitations, order groceries, and hide that hamper in a closet, but crowdsourced cooking (and clean up, if you’re lucky) makes entertaining easier so you can do it more often. (more…)

Sweet Cardamom Yogurt

Sweet Cardamom Yogurt (Shrikhand)

Sweet Cardamom Yogurt (Shrikhand), Indian-ish, Priya Krishna, Photography by Mackenzie Kelley

Indian food is everyday food! This colourful, lively book is food writer Priya Krishna’s loving tribute to her mom’s “Indian-ish” cooking—a trove of one-of-a-kind Indian-American hybrids that are easy to make, clever, practical, and packed with flavour. Think Roti Pizza, Tomato Rice with Crispy Cheddar, Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Green Pea Chutney, and Malaysian Ramen.

Priya’s mom, Ritu, taught herself to cook after moving to the U.S. while also working as a software programmer—her unique creations merging the Indian flavours of her childhood with her global travels and inspiration from cooking shows as well as her kids’ requests for American favourites like spaghetti and PB&Js. The results are approachable and unfailingly delightful, like spiced, yogurt-filled sandwiches crusted with curry leaves, or “Indian Gatorade” (a thirst-quenching salty-sweet limeade) and sweet cardamom yogurt. Indian-ish includes plenty of simple dinners you can whip up in minutes at the end of a long workday.

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Birthday Cake Macarons 

Birthday Cake Macarons, Sugar Rebels

Birthday Cake Macarons, Sugar Rebels | Photography by Nick Makrides, Armelle Habib

Sugar Rebels is the book that fans of The Scran Line and its host and creator Nick Makrides have been waiting for! It includes Nick’s signature delicious and sometimes outrageous cupcakes, macarons, and cakes—some favourites, some new recipes—presented alongside the story of The Scran Line and Nick’s path to success as a YouTube star and role model for the LGBTQI community. It reflects his distinct approach to baking, colour, design—and life.

Nick Makrides is a YouTuber who dedicated himself full-time to his channel The Scran Line four years ago. He has a design background but also spent time in the navy—hence the name, a reference to standing in line for food (scran). Before going full-time with his channel, he worked for two years in a commercial kitchen as a pastry chef. His inspirations are Beyoncé, his grandmother, and his mother, and he considers himself an ambassador for the LGBTQI community. (more…)

Blueberry Naked Cake

Blueberry Naked Cake

Blueberry Naked Cake, Photography by Carolin Strothe/Sebastian Keitel

The healthy recipes for these beautiful baked goods cut down on sugar or cut it out altogether, thanks to the imaginative use of natural ingredients. As a bonus, many of the recipes are also gluten-free and dairy-free.

Discover how to bake more than 70 delicious low-sugar and sugar-free recipes, including healthier versions of favourites such as carrot cake, muffins, gingerbread, and hot cross buns. Every recipe tempts with a stunning photo of the finished cake or baked good.

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Beignets with Chocolate Sauce

Beignets with chocolate sauce

Photography by Eugenia Uhl

The spotlight in this third book from the star of New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton is on the festivals and celebrations of the Big Easy and surrounding areas. New Orleans is known as the Festival Capital of the World, hosting dozens of annual festivals that showcase the unique food and multicultural heritage of the city. (more…)

Seven-Layer Strawberry Torte

Strawberry Torte

Photography by Zac Williams

Donna Kelly’s French Toast begins with simple, classic French toast recipes and takes readers on an adventure of different styles, stuffings, toppings, and techniques to turn simple breakfast bread into decadent desserts, hearty sandwiches, and even casseroles.

Recipes include Crunchy Graham Dipping Sticks and Maple Cream Syrup, Stuffed Croissant, Shrimp Croissant Casserole, Raspberry Cheesecake French Toast, Ham and Swiss Monte Cristos, Kentucky Hot Browns, Seven Layer Strawberry Torte, and many more. (more…)

Double Lemon Tart

Double Lemon Tart

Photography by DL Acken

Baking is as much about feeding someone’s heart and soul as it is about nourishing their body. It’s also about kindness and generosity: whether it’s a pie or a tray of cookies, baking is always meant to be shared.

The Little Island Bake Shop by Jana Roerick features a collection of 80 easy recipes designed to satisfy almost any craving. Freshly baked muffins are a perfect start to the morning, while grab-and-go cookies make delectable treats throughout the day. Looking to make celebratory occasions even more special? Jana’s signature pies and cakes are as simple to make as they are delicious. The cookbook also includes a savoury dishes designed to nourish: comforting pot pies, satisfying quiches, lamb patties, and even homemade pickles. (more…)

Cheesecake with Cherries

Cheesecake

Excerpted from The 100 Most Jewish Foods by Alana Newhouse (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2019. Photographs by Noah Fecks.

Tablet Magazine’s list of the 100 most Jewish foods is not about the most popular Jewish foods, or the tastiest, or even the most enduring. It’s a list of the most significant foods culturally and historically to the Jewish people, explored deeply with essays, recipes, stories, and context. Some of the dishes are no longer cooked at home, and some are not even dishes in the traditional sense (store-bought cereal and Stella D’oro cookies, for example).

The entire list is up for debate, which is what makes this book so much fun. Many of the foods are delicious (such as babka and shakshuka). Others make us wonder how they’ve survived as long as they have (such as unhatched chicken eggs and jellied calves’ feet). (more…)