|Paul Cezzane, Compotier et Assiette de Biscuits, 1877|
What better way to celebrate than to look through our numerous books about desserts? We have a very large collection of cookbooks, most of which contain sections about sweets. And of course, we have a lot of books devoted to desserts alone. Some recommendations:
The New York Times Dessert Cookbook: 440 Recipes for Every Kind of Sweet to Make at Home edited by Florence Fabricant. Thorough and crave inducing.
The Sweet Spot: Asian Inspired Desserts by Pichet Ong and Genevieve Ko. A different blend of flavors and ingredients, all delicious.
Jell-O Classic Recipes. When was the last time you had a slice of 'Cool-N-Easy' Pie?
Martha Stewart's New Pies and Tarts: 150 Recipes for Old-Fashioned and Modern Favorites. You can't go wrong with these recipes. The book covers every type of pie you can think of (savory, too) and a few more obscure varieties as well.
Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies by Alice Medrich. Each recipe is clearly described along with some 'upgrades' to make the recipe a bit fancier. Lots of ideas for holiday cookie exchanges.