June 17, 2008

Summer Reading List

We're headed to North Carolina tomorrow and I'm looking forward to time to read in the car. I have a monster stack of magazines to work my way through and we'll see how many of these books I get around to. I'll give you my recommendations as I read them but until then let me recommend these 2 books that I recently bought and love.


Cupcakes by Elinor Klivans: I've tried several of these recipes and have been very pleased, plus just looking at pictures of cupcakes automatically makes you happier.

The Only Bakesale Cookbook You'll Ever Need by Laurie Goldrich Wolf and Pam Abrams: I just made the toffee bars from this cookbook yesterday and they were de-lish! Five ingredients and you are on your way to heaven. My life would be so much easier if I didn't love to bake so much.

18 comments:

  1. You can read in the car...I get sick in the stomach when I try that.

    Looks like a great stack of books. I'll be looking for the cupcake & bake sale cookbooks to find some new recipes. Lately some of the new one I try aren't so great. I love to bake too, unfortunately I love to eat too!
    Hugs, DebraK

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  2. I live by Doodle Stitching...it's GREAT!! I hope you like it!

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  3. Jenn,

    If you're thinking of starting a biz then read this book: The Girl's Guide to Starting Your Own Business: Candid Advice, Frank Talk, and True Stories for the Successful Entrepreneur (http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Guide-Starting-Your-Business/dp/0060521589/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213735570&sr=8-1). It is absolutely fantastic. Very open and honest and funny.

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  4. Have a wonderful trip to North Carolina Jen! Your reading selection looks fantastic :-}

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  5. Wow what a great selection of books. I need to make a trip to the bookstore. Have a great
    trip!

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  6. That cupcake book is a Williams-Sonoma favorite! I haven't seen the bake sale book before. Looks like a keeper!

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  7. Hello Girlfriend!!
    I have a few in that stack in my library and am glad to say you will thoroughly enjoy swedish interiors, especially because of the clocks! I know you love the shape..let me know!
    Heres to summertime--
    Lisa
    coastal nest

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  8. I know what you mean about life being easier if I didn't bake. I just finished making a batch of Ina's chocolate chunk cookies. We still haven't finished the strawberry tart....what am I thinking!!??

    I just bout Christina Strutt's new homekeeping book and am loving it. Wishing you a relaxing and memorable trip to NC. Talk to you when you get back.

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  9. I could never read those in a car. I'd make Matt pull over at every pastry shop and Starbucks on the way!

    Hope you have a marvelous trip!

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  10. Other blogs are talking about a 21-day cleanse and you're showing cupcakes... I think I like yours better!

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  11. I started reading your blog a week or two ago. I found it on Today's creative blog- I just wanted to tell you I LOVE IT. Now I stop by everyday. It's gorgeous- everything, I love all your great ideas!!
    thanks for sharing!!:)

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  12. i want that book Doodle Stitching! I can't wait to hear if it's as good as I think it will be. :)

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  13. Ooooh! Those cupcakes look really yummy! I will have to check it out!

    BTW - tag your it. I posted a meme today and am tagging you. Have a great sun filled day! :)

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  14. You love to bake...wish I was your neighbor!!

    :0)

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  15. LOVIN' your blog - very inspiring. Aren't car trips the best? It's when I too can get caught up on my browsing of books and mags, and come ready ready to "do" :)K

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  16. Yea, that should say -- come home ready to "do" lol :)K

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  17. I am obsessed with making cupcakes, so thanks for the review of this book!!! I am always trying out new recipes, so this book might have to make its way into my kitchen soon...! I love to bake too, isn't it awful sometimes??? ;)

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  18. What a yummy reading list! Thank you for sharing all of these :) I'm needing to expand my summer menus!

    I can't remember how I found your blog, but I'm so glad I stopped by! It's delightful!

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