I just returned home from a fantastic little outing with the hubby. We had lunch, I returned a few things, bought some new Burt's Bees face wash and lotion from Target, and stopped by the public library to check out a few books. I picked up three fantastic baking cookbooks which I plan to enjoy this afternoon while cozy on the couch.
I have been wanting to get my hands on Baked: New Frontiers in Baking for months and months! I am so excited to finally have a copy in my hands to flip through. I tried the Pumpkin Whoopie Pies from this cookbook last fall and they were amazing! I have heard so many rave reviews for this cookbook and I can't wait to try more of the recipes from it.
The next two books I picked up after I saw them on the shelf at the library. I love Magnolia Bakery's recipe for vanilla cupcakes. That recipe was one of the very first things I ever baked from scratch. I made it several times in the months after the hubby and I got married. I would always turn it into an 8-inch layer cake and frost it with sweet pastel pink or green frosting. I look forward to trying out more of famous Magnolia Bakery sweets!
The last book I picked up was only the last because the hubby said I had to limit myself to three books. Probably for the best since this last one is over 600 pages! I have a serious love affair for King Arthur Flour and I almost squealed with delight when I saw this big, beautiful book on the shelf just waiting for me to bring it home!
I had to get a new library card as I lost my last one and it probably expired a few years ago anyway. Now that I have a card, I look forward to checking cookbooks and craft books out often.
What are your favorite cookbooks and craft books? I'd love some suggestions for my next trip.