Nights are cooling off, evenings are darker sooner and we’re finally in the mood for some baking. Weeknight Baking: Recipes to Fit Your Schedule by Michelle Lopez is just the book to usher in baking season. Warm up your kitchen with any of her classic recipes like banana bread, snickerdoodles, or a showstopping layer cake. The good news is that even if you’re a newbie baker her clear and comprehensive directions mean you will get fantastic results every time. She leverages her background in systems-thinking to approach recipes in a way that eliminates guessing. But this isn't a dry textbook; her writing styles is warm and encourages you along. We all agreed that Weeknight Baking would be a welcome gift for anyone who’s looking to make their life a little sweeter in their home kitchen.
Tara made: Instagram Version of Banana Bread was delicious and looked ready for the ‘Gram! Vanilla Buttercream was simple, delicious and frosted her Cut Out Sugar Cookies easily (as well as some cells for a science project!).
Betsy made: Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Fudge Frosting was decadent and easy to make. Jammy Pie Bars were excellent and her two day baking process made everything easier. Banana Yogurt Muffins were a healthy treat in the morning, using the Greek yogurt we all seems to have in the refrigerator these days.
Kate made: Box Brownies were the ultimate brownie with very little time investment. Keeping them in the freezer just made them even more delicious. Her Snickerdoodles were fun and came together in no time. The Actually Spicy Pumpkin Spice Mix in her Pumpkin Bread had a warm kick that paired well with an afternoon tea break.