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Cookbook Review in the “Blog Spotlight”: Classic Snacks Made from Scratch

A series shining the spotlight on cookbook reviews from some of our favorite blogs


Classic Snacks Made from Scratch: 70 Homemade Versions of Your Favorite Brand-Name Treats by Casey Barber (Ulysses Press, 2013)

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Dee, from Dangerous Cupcake


Dangerous Cupcake Designs

I am Dee, a self-taught cupcake extraordinaire learning to adjust to being a southern California girl temporarily transplanted to a small country town near the beach in upper South Carolina. I’m also a jewelry creator, social media lover, and make-from-scratch foodie. Our large family consists of four kids (12 to 24 years old — two boys, two girls), two additional “significant other” kids, and two dogs.  We have a homestead, organic gardens, and a very small vineyard we are learning to maintain. And we homeschool. BUT we are currently in escrow, and our move back to SoCal is coming quickly! My philosophy, the driving force behind my name and blog? Cupcakes are more than a snack to take to the kids’ school for a party. They’re an art form, a way to individualize each guest and each event while pleasing the masses with something fun that makes them feel like a kid again. I live with food TV on, so I just might ramble about recipes or my growing cookbook obsession, and I just might review one of those cookbooks. Join me in my city-to-country-to-city adventures while I fit in a work-at-home day job, wearing rain boots instead of leopard-print heels and sporting dirt or flour (or both) on my face.


The first thing I noticed about Dee and Dangerous Cupcake was the blog motto: “Cupcakes, Food, and Natural Living … with an Edge.” I love the idea of living on the “cupcake edge.” The second thing I noticed about Dee? Her cookbook obsession and her cookbook reviews.

Go — & read — & cook.



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