NANCY BAGGETT'S COOKBOOKS
Nancy's latest work is a co-authored Kindle book, The 2 Day a Week Diet Cookbook. It provides 50 of Nancy's color photos and 75 quick, tasty lo-cal recipes that enable you to lose weight while dieting 2 days a week. More details on the book, pictures of the recipes and why the 2-Day, aka 2-5 Diet, is so effective for losing weight are here. To try the flavorful, healthful, simple-to-make soup from the book (shown below), go here.
The 2 Day a Week Diet Cookbook has received all 5-star reviews on Amazon and is currently a huge bargain, selling for just $2.99!
SIMPLY SENSATIONAL COOKIES--Bright, Fresh Flavor, Natural Colors and Easy Streamlined TechniquesNancy's most recent hardcover book is Simply Sensational Cookies, an enticing collection that includes everything from updates of classics (like mom used to make, but streamlined for busy bakers using today's ingredients) to modern, innovative ideas and cutting edge treats. Suitable for novice bakers, experienced cooks, parents looking for never-fail goodies to try with the kids, and everybody else yearning for delectable cookies, the recipes range from super-fast and simple no-bake, through everyday cookies, through healthy and savory, to fancy, special occasion kinds. For a sample recipe from the book, Nancy's monster chocolate chip cookies, go here.
|Chocolate Chip Cookies--Simply Sensational Cookies|
- Nearly 200 recipes, from traditional cookies like one-bowl chocolate chips to sophisticated rose and lavender shortbreads to a variety of savory nibbles to serve as appetizers and cocktail snacks.
- Includes gorgeous and inspiring full-color photography throughout.
- Emphasizes pure, fresh, natural ingredients: A whole set of recipes (such as these decorated sugar cookies) is devoted to cranking up taste and decorating cookies with fruits, herbs, edible flowers, and other wholesome botanical ingredients rather than iffy artificial dyes and flavorings.
KNEADLESSLY SIMPLE FABULOUS,
FUSS-FREE, NO-KNEAD YEAST BREADS
By Nancy Baggett
Hardcover - 224 pages
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For years, countless home cooks have shied away from baking their own bread because they were intimidated by all the mess, the experience, and of course, all the kneading required. Now, with Nancy Baggett's revolutionary new Kneadlessly Simple method, even complete novices can bake bread quickly and easily in their own homes, with no kneading and no kitchen mess. The secret is in Baggett's slow-rise method, which allows the yeast to grow slowly and develop the same full, satisfying flavor of traditional bread, but without any kneading at all. The technique calls for minimal, economical ingredients, often mixed in one bowl with one spoon, eliminating all the mess of traditional bread recipes. It can be used to produce a wide variety of breads, from crusty artisan-style boules and English Muffin Loaves to Raisin Bread and Caraway Beer Bread. With this innovative new method, anyone who can read, measure, and stir can now make delicious, fine-textured yeast bread at home. This book will differ from others on the same subject because Nancy Baggett is an experienced food writer who understand home baker's needs. While techniques by other experts may sound similar, they still require messy dough handling. Nancy Baggett's technique is the simplest one yet; it's virtually fool-proof; and it yields superior bread.
The All-American Dessert Book: Great Desserts and Sweets from the American Kitchen
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Nancy Baggett's The All-American Dessert Book takes us on a tour across the nation and back through time to celebrate the extraordinary array of uniquely American desserts and sweets. From modern marvels like molten lava chocolate cake and puckery key lime cookies to nineteenth-century creations like blackberry cobbler, butter layer cake and caramel frosting, this collection of 150 carefully selected and tested recipes lets us reproduce the very best sweet treats our country has devised. The recipesCsome well known, some newly rediscovered, and some newly createdCcome from all regions of the country and sources like inns, bakeshops, great home cooks, farmers, producers, vintage receipt boxes, old cookbooks, and Nancy's own kitchen. Many are accompanied by beautiful color photos, and all are in the style of America's best sweets full-flavored, satisfying, and unpretentious, yet grand.
But the All-American Dessert Book offers much more than recipes. It honors three centuries of the ingenious creators of American sweets and brings these cooks alive by telling their stories and by quoting their poignant words of kitchen wisdom. Nancy interweaves colorful snippets of history, culinary lore and regional details of America's dessert heritage to sample along with the recipes. For example, she explains the difference between a betty from a crisp, reveals who first called a dessert a cobler; who made the first ice cream sandwiches, and why early Dutch settlers called cranberries craneberries. She sketches the colorful origins of such favorites as the American cheesecake, banana split, saltwater taffy, and our beloved strawberry shortcake. She notes which ingredients (hint, think chocolate!) and kitchen equipment have most influenced the modern American sweets repertoire. And she highlights regional tastes for dishes like Banana pudding, fried pies, pandowdy, and the traditional sugarbush candy, maple-on-snow.
The All-American Dessert Book serves up a big, irresistible slice of American culinary life. It brings the past alive, explores our roots, delights, and invites participation. It makes it possible not only to remember our sweet treats and good times fondly, but to step into the kitchen and recreate them for ourselves. And it lets us share our American sweets heritage with our children and pass on our best desserts to future generations.
The All-American Cookie Book
Nancy Baggett's, The All-American Cookie Book, can be purchased in bookstores everywhere or online. It has been enthusiastically received by critics and home cooks alike, and there are now more than 125,000 copies in print. For comments of the critics, click on Reviews. For a nifty cookie decorating idea from the book, go to Nifty Stuff.
In creating The All-American Cookie Book, Nancy Baggett crisscrossed the nation searching out great cookie recipes, then sure-handedly reworked every one in her own kitchen. This beautiful, 400-page, full-color cookbook (with over 50 glorious photos throughout) celebrates modern and heirloom gems from every corner of the country: Pennsylvania Dutch Soft Sugar Cookies, New York Black and Whites, Florida Key Lime Frosties, and Seattle Mocha Espresso Wafers to name just a few. The collection also features both devastatingly delicious contemporary creations like Chewy Chocolate Chunk Monster Cookies and Cranberry-Cherry Icebox Ribbons, and homespun classics like Chocolate Whoopie Pies, Caramel Apple Crumb Bars, Molasses Applesaucers and a charming1796 Christmas cookie. For children and adults alike, one of the most exciting chapters is the lavishly illustrated "Cookie Decorating and Crafts," which includes everything from simple projects like colorful holiday cookies and Chocolate Gingerbread Bears to a festive "snow covered" gingerbread cottage. Along with the recipes, Nancy tells the story of America's cookie baking heritage and slips in fascinating bits of culinary history and lore.
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This big, handsome book contains 150 wonderful cookies from Jam-Filled Shorties and Fudge Brownies to Butter Spritz and Viennese Almond Crescents. Also there are interesting bits of lore, cookie-making tips, plans for an authentic German cookie house and 50 gorgeous color photos in this beautiful 240-page best seller. "Tempting and impressive," says The Christian Science Monitor. "A richly comprehensive sampling," says Publishers Weekly.
Other Cookbooks by Nancy Baggett
THE LOW FAT COOKBOOK FOR
PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO EAT
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From appetizers, main dishes, soups, salads, side dishes and desserts, a 200-plus recipe book with more than 75 pages of tips, menus and charts, 65 color photos and recipe nutritional analysis.
|Chosen one of 1994's Best Cookbooks by USA Today, which praised its "... mouth- watering sampling of healthful recipes."|
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Large (288 pages), lavish coffee-table book filled with 150 of the world's best chocolate recipes including cakes, cookies, candies, pies and tortes, plus 50 superb color photos and directions for creating a miniature Swiss chocolate chalet. Awarded 1991 Best Book—Baking and Desserts by the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
|"A stupendous book," raves Booklist.|