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Family Circle Best-Ever Cakes & Cookies: Plus Pies, Tarts, and Other Desserts Hardcover – October 2, 2001

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One out of four American women read Family Circle and collect their foolproof, all-purpose recipes. Now the magazine's editors have compiled a generous collection of more than 200 of their favorite cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, and fancy desserts in Best-Ever Cakes & Cookies. Best known for old-fashioned favorites, Family Circle delivers with recipes such as Blueberry Buckle, Conga Bars, and Streusel-Topped Banana Bread. Clear, concise instructions make even the more complicated recipes easy to follow--flavored with brown sugar and nutmeg, Mixed Berry Gratin is ready in less than 15 minutes. The details are what count when making the Mint-Berry Chocolate Cake--just follow along and the final presentation is a breathtaking chocolate-glazed beauty decorated with chocolate-covered mint leaves and fresh berries. There are enough photos to tempt your palate, but it's the no-nonsense layout and instructions that make this a very handy baking book for absolutely anyone. --Leora Y. Bloom

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Following the sweet success of Family Circle All-Time Favorite Recipes, the editors of the beloved women?s magazine share 250 of their most popular desserts for every occasion.

Between bake sales and birthdays, desserts can keep a mom in the kitchen constantly. Now, from the magazine that has earned a reputation for providing its millions of readers with foolproof recipes, comes a stellar collection of tasty treats that will delight and impress family, friends, and neighbors.

Thoroughly perfected in state-of-the-art test kitchens, Family Circle Best-Ever Cakes and Cookies offers a host of new ideas for memorable occasions, as well as the ultimate recipes for old-fashioned classics. From Double Celebration Fudge Cake to Apple Caramel Cake, Three-Berry Shortcake, and even a Peppermint Ice Cream Roll, spectacular grand finales are at every cook?s fingertips. In addition to cakes, the book covers cookies, candies, pies, tarts, fruit desserts, quick breads, yeast breads, and cool, creamy sweets in-depth. As always, step-by-step photographs and drawings guide readers through every detail of achieving flawless results. Diagrams clarifying assembly and decoration techniques are included as well.

Created by the experts for the needs of the modern homemaker, this is the ideal handbook, and the ideal holiday gift, for every family baker.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway; 1 edition (October 2, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767906128
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767906128
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.7 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,759,049 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nana Tami on April 16, 2012
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This is a great book full of wonderful recipes...I have long been a fan of Family Circle and am happy they have put these recipes into this cookbook so I can find them easier.
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By Baker Family on October 31, 2015
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