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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Homemade Decadence Review #cookbook @joythebaker


I have been to the JoytheBaker.com blog many times in the past to look at her recipes and sometimes just her pictures. The photos she shares look amazing, I can make good food and love trying new recipes, but one thing I can't do is get good photos of my finished product. Joy Wilson is Joy the Baker and her photography has been featured in Food & Wine, Redbook, The Atlantic, and Forbes.com. Her blog has also been named Best Baking Blog by Saveur. So when I saw her cookbook, Homemade Decadence, I knew I had to get a copy.

Homemade Decadence has 125 of Joy's favorite recipes. Some of them are super easy that anyone can make and some of them are a little more complicated. The 272 page book contains five chapters.

  • Brunch
  • Cookies, Brownies & Bars
  • Pies, Crumbles & Cobblers
  • Layer Cakes, Cupcakes & Skillet Cakes
  • Ice Cream Social
I couldn't wait for my copy to arrive in the mail & as soon as we opened it my girls and I sat down to look at all the wonderful pictures. Then we went back through to see what we wanted to make first. Amber is 13 and she wanted to make Pineapple-Coconut Ambrosia Pie, Delaney is 12 and she wanted to try Mango-Rose Water Cheesecake, Alaina is 9 and she though the Vanilla Bean Confetti Cookies would be the best thing to make first, I had trouble deciding but finally picked Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream as my choice for the first recipe to try. 

Well we went with one that we had all the ingredients for, The Dark Chocolate Pistachio & Smoked Sea Salt Cookies. The recipe was very easy to follow & both the dough and the cookies were delicious. I say were, because they didn't last long.




With each recipe Joy gives a little introduction to the recipe about her family, why a recipe is her favorite, or how food is like people she knows. Each recipe is clearly written and easy to follow. This is very important because my girls all like to cook and sometimes the instruction section of a recipe is very wordy. All the ingredients are listed on the side of the recipe, so it is very easy to see what ingredients you need before getting started.

We look forward to making more recipes from this cookbook. I'm sure it will be a go to cookbook for us for years to come.

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received. 

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