Sugar, Sugar: Every Recipe Has a Story
Sugar, Sugar offers 100 of the best cake, pie, cookie, bar, and candy recipes from two sassy Sugar Mommas, Kimberly Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero, who are on a mission to preserve America’s best sweet treat recipes and the even sweeter stories behind them. As the Sugar Mommas explain, “We drove down memory lane to discover our sugar inheritance, and then dug into everyone else’s past to find their dusty, torn, and butter-crusted index cards.”
What the Sugar Mommas found was that every recipe has a story. From desserts that accompanied families through good and bad times, to treats perfected by domestic help, to never-before-transcribed sugar concoctions developed from wild imaginations, each recipe conveys the unique personality of the friend or family member who created it.
With plenty of pies worth the lie, cakes to diet for, and better-than-nooky cookies, as well as an assortment of cobblers, crisps, bars, and other decadent confections, Sugar, Sugar is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Cooks&Books&Recipes Featured Cook Sheri:
There are a couple of things about Sugar, Sugar: Every Recipe Has a Story that appeal immensely to me. The first is the cover shot of the Buffalo Chip Cookies (complete with a little buffalo replica atop a chocolate chip cookie). The cover photo makes me want to run to the kitchen and start baking cookies right away. The second appeal to the book is that each recipe is accompanied by a story behind the sweet treat. If you’re like me and use cookbooks as much for reading material as you do for cooking, then you’ll appreciate the details included with each recipe.
This isn’t a book of fancy, multi-day desserts–there are even recipes that include starting with a cake mix. They’re approachable and meant to be enjoyed (and would be great for busy families). I’ll get to the Buffalo Chip Cookies soon, but until then I’ll continue to enjoy reading the stories in Sugar, Sugar.