Thursday, November 29, 2018

Made from scratch treats!


Somewhere along the way to mass produced, pre-packaged foods – in particular cookies and cakes – a misconception was born. That is: baking from scratch is hard.

Baking from scratch is no more difficult than grabbing a preservative and artificial flavor laden mix from your local grocery store. It’s a simple formula: add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix, and bake. Anyone can do it and when baking from scratch you can pick your ingredients and cut back on all those preservatives the food companies are so fond of.

The recipes in this book are easy enough for a novice baker to follow and easy for the kids in your life to follow. Grab some ingredients from the store, find the necessary tools that you probably already have in your kitchen, and get to baking memories. 

Filled with over 60 kid-friendly, easy to make and easy to customize recipes. Including: cookies, cakes, muffins, breads, frostings, and brownies. The stories behind each recipe are even included.

One thing learned while assembling this cookbook is that baking is by far easier than writing, assembling, and formatting an electronic version of a cookbook.

The title and cover of this book drew me in. MERRY MARY’S MARVELOUS MUNCHIES? Seriously, how do you pass that by? Easy. You don’t!

This book is from a small publisher, so to make it budget friendly for the buyer the inside is a little light on photos. And, the ones that are included are black and white. For once, I’m okay with that because this cookbook is packed with tasty treats, and helpful information such as Abbreviations, and Measurement and Temperature Conversion Cups.

Chapters include, Mary’s Baking Commandments, Cinn-fully Cinnamon, Chocolate Crush, Oatmeal Overload, Muffin Mania, Scone-ucopia, Cookie Jar and more. Recipes you’ll find are Snickerdoodle Cake, SuperGirl’s Chocolate Chip No-Bakes, Oatmeal Scotchies, Cranberry-Orange Muffins, Cherry Scones, Banana Nut Bread, Mom’s Brown Sugar Cookies, Zucchini Cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting, and so many more!

Author Mary Matthews has made baking from scratch so easy, anyone can do it. I’m looking forward to trying these wonderful recipes for myself, and to giving them as gifts!

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  1. Sounds like a GREAT book! Thanks for the review and telling us about it.
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