10/17/10

new york style crumb cake and a giveaway

I was thrilled to bits, no thrilled to the moon when the new Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented arrived from the publishers. Even more thrilled that they sent me an extra copy. It is so time for a giveaway! I love to share happy happy good things.
I have to say a HUGE congrats to Matt & Renato on their second book. As soon as I opened the book, going straight to the back index to see the list of recipes first, I instantly grabbed my cell phone to send Matt a text at how AMAZING this new book was, how I love it way more than the first book but in a progressive-honest way. I mean seriously this second cookbook is really packed with a whole new family of sweet treats. Later I asked a friend if it was rude to say to Matt that the second book is better than the first--she said no; be careful how you word it though. True, because their first book had me hooked and to be honest their second book is amazing. Some people when they do a second book it doesn't measure up to the first. You think second books, they should should be as good as if not better than the first book; more recipes along the same lines as the first book but better. You with me? This second book they made recipes based on perfect food combinations--food combo's you WANT to eat/devour; recipes that foodies like us can truly use; actual recipes you want to make, and/or use for entertaining. Another excellent feature of their book, just like the first book is it's user friendly, very easy to follow along and make at home. Nothing too fancy or too unusual to do or buy. A few of their recipes? Like baked cheese grits, malted waffles, almond joy tart! Are you kidding? They speak my language! Wait till you see the photographs. There is this one photograph of a cake called "caramel apple cake". The cake is apple, it's thick and the frosting is caramel buttercream. Ohhh please. But the photo is so perfect; I need to learn how to frost the cake just like that. Then there is this recipe for chocolate-peanut butter fondue--this is what I will eat with a spoon, period.
There is also a recipe for chocolate coffee cake with dark chocolate ganche. Hello? Where do I begin on this one? I don't know how many more times I have to ask Matt to marry me before he says yes. Ha ha! Last winter I remember Matt telling me how he was secluded in a kitchen baking and testing away, and how tired he was. Well Matt it truly paid off. This book is a winner--I'm so happy for you and Renalto. Congrats my friend.
If you want to try and win this cookbook, just leave me a comment before October 27, 2010. Tell me what are your favorite cookbooks of all time? I draw one name on October 27, 2010. Good luck!
**And if you win, do you promise the book will go to a good home? You promise to love, honor and cherish it? **
new york style crumb cake
Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented
print recipe

Crumb topping
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, melted, and warm
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Cake
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 ts baking soda
¾ ts baking powder
½ ts salt
12 TB unsalted butter, room temperature
1 ½ cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 ¼ cups sour cream
1 ts pure vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and position the rack in the center. Butter the sides and bottom of a glass 9 x 13-inch pan. You can use a metal pan, but the edges of the cake may turn crispy (although that is not traditional, it is not an altogether bad thing).

Make the crumb topping
In a medium bowl, stir together both sugars, the salt and cinnamon. Add the melted butter and whisk until combined. Fold in the flour until it is absorbed and set the mixture aside.

Prepare the Cake
Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into medium bowl and set aside.
Using electric mixer, beat room-temperature butter in large bowl until smooth. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy; add eggs 1 at a time, beating until well blended after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla extract and beat just until blended. Add flour mixture in 3 parts, beating just until incorporated after each addition.

Assemble the cake
Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, spread batter evenly. Use your hands to scoop up a handful of the topping and make a fist. The topping should hold together. Break off in chunks and drop them over cake. Repeat to use all the topping. Remember the topping with look very thick.

Bake the cake for 45 to 55 minutes or until tester inserted into center comes out clean. Rotate the pan two times during the baking process. Cool entire pan on wire rack for about 30 minutes before devouring.
The cake will last 3 days, tightly covered, at room temperature.

189 comments:

  1. Favorite cookbook of all time: Poor Girl Gourmet...there are so many great cheap recipes in there!

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  2. This cake looks so yummy! I want to make it now... but I have a giant report due tomorrow for one of my classes. Bummer. But my fave cookbook ever has to be the Taste of Home cookbook I got (the binder ed) for my wedding a few years ago. You can't go wrong with home-tested recipes... it's like a giant church/school cookbook from all across the US! Never made a recipe from there I didn't like. :)

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  3. Oh my ohmyohmy! I've been absolutely drooling over all the recipes you've shared...need i say that I LOVE following this blog? I don't think so. But I will...I LOVE following this blog!!!! :D
    I don't have any cookbooks of my own yet, but I do love all the classic recipes that have been passed down through our family - you can't go wrong with those!!I have to say, though, I'm in the mood for cooking outside the box... :)

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  4. After thinking a bit, though, there are two cookbooks I"d love to own...Julia Child's, of course, and a gluten-free cookbook, maybe Elana Amsterdam's, though I like to use other flours as well as almond. :)
    Do you bake many things gluten-free?

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  5. my favorite cookbook of all time is "Bound to Please" a cookbook from the Junior League of Boise, ID..it is a go to for me for anything that is tried and true.

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  6. Fannie Farmer and Joy of Cooking have everything. Great sources never die.

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

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  7. I love the cookbook that my future mother-in-law put together. It is filled with family favorites that have been passed down from generation to generation. Love it!

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  8. One of my new favorite cookbooks is Cooking Light's Cooking Through the Season. The book is divided into a section for each season and all the recipes are based off produce and flavors that are unique to each season. Everything I've made so far has been delicious!

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  9. My favorite cookbook is: A Lei of Recipes. By Kauai Extension Homemakers Council.I've had it for over 25 years and sadly it's falling apart,but I still use it.

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  10. I love the "league" cookbooks. Good cooks gather and publish their family recipes. It doesn't matter which area they are from. They are always wonderful.

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  11. My favorite cookbook is: A Lei of Recipes. By Kauai Extension Homemakers Council.I've had it for over 25 years and sadly it's falling apart,but I still use it.

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  12. I love the books by Susan Branch. They are a series but the Heart of the Home started them off.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  13. My favorite cookbook is The Students Vegetarian Cookbook; there are a lot of everyday quick & easy healthy recipes.

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  14. I absolutely love The Bon Appetit Cookbook: Fast Easy Fresh by Barbara Fairchild. So many delicious recipes!

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  15. picking a favorite cookbook is a little like picking a favorite child! i love them all so much and each of them for their own "personality" :) if i did have to pick though, i would have to say my favorites are Barefoot Contessa Family Style by Ina Garten for good homey food, Italian Regional cooking by Ada Boni for getting in touch with my roots and cooking truly authentic Italian, Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a Day for its GENIUS way of making a homemade bread that is better than store bought and The Joy of Cookies, an old favorite for perfect cookies for any time of year.
    ...and if i win the baked cookbook, it will be loved, cherished and used!!

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  16. My favorite cookbook is Betty Crocker's Cookie Book. I love it because it has a variety of cookies, brownies, and bars that suit the tastes of kids and adults alike.

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  17. My favorite cookbooks are ones with weird foods...
    I have the Orville Reddinbacher's Popcorn Cookbook, which has both ways to flavor your popcorn, and recipes to incorporate it, and Favorite Brand Name Recipe Cookbook which is older than me, and is all recipes off the back of packages

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  18. ad hoc is one of my favorite cookbooks. Also, Rao's cookbook is amazing and makes me homesick. Then, I make some of the food to feel better.

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  19. I love the cookbooks by Sam Choy. The pictures are always so vibrant and the recipes are delicious. We've made his salmon misoyaki many times and it's a family favorite.

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  20. oh my gosh....sometimes I just want to eat crumb....no cake :) This looks fantastic. And the book sounds phenomenal. My favorite cookbook of all time? That is a tough one....I like the original better homes and gardens cookbook. Great stuff in there

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  21. I only have baking books, because I don't cook, haha...but I love Abigail Dodge's Weekend Baker - great tips for time saving, and her recipes always come out delicious!

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  23. Great looking cake..Mmm!

    I love any cookbook with photo's of each recipe...so, I would have to choose any Betty Crocker's, especially the first one my mom gave me.

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  24. Oh, what a cake! My fav is Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything. Thanks for the chance!

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  25. Favorite cookbooks of all time....definitely Taste of Home. Love down-home cooking....

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  26. My fave has to be BFMHTY from Dorie Greenspan. Just too many good recipes in that one!

    I love the first Baked bookbook and can't wait to browse through this one!

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  27. Yummmy crumb cake. All that's missing is a nice cup of coffee to go along with it.

    Let's see my favorite cook book is a book of french cuisine from WIlliam-Sonoma that my mother had given me as a Christmas give a few years ago. She knew of my love of cooking.

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  28. This cookbook sounds great. I don't know that I can pick a favorite. I did a compilation cookbook for my family and it is certainly my most used one!

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  29. My favorite cook book of all time is Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I'm getting better and better everyday :)

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  30. I love their first cookbook!!! I'm actually excited they came out with their 2nd book because I had no idea. I'm real excited. :)

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  31. The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook! Foolproof.

    Cheers,
    Jean

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  32. Yum crumb cake! Never tried new york style. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone is my bible, I feel like I learned how to cook by looking at its recommended flavor pairings. I'd be willing to believe the New Baked cookbook could take its place.

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  34. Well truthfully Baked is one of my faves but I would say my all time favorite is the king arthur baking book - my go to book! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  35. Oooh...I want to make this right now. Favourite cookbook...has to be Joy of Cooking. I refer to it as my cooking bible.

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  36. I have to say, in all sincerity, that my fav cookbook is the first Baked cookbook. Never have I read a cookbook from front to back in one sitting, including the intro. I usually skip all that and go straight to the recipes. But Baked made all the tips and suggestions on what to bake with made so much sense. Plus, their explanations on why to do certain things for a recipe helped to improve how I approach making scones and cookies. I just love it!

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  37. Favorite cookbook? Has to be the Tartine cookbook. Every time I leaf through it, I just wanted to crawl inside the book and into their world and have a bite of rustic fruit tart. The lemon bars with brown butter shortbread is my go-to recipe. It's coffee table quality without being overly precious. I have certain pages with spatters of batter caked on the pages. That's what makes a truly loved cookbook.

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  38. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love cookbooks with lots of photos. Also the ones that churches and groups put together.

    texasjayne@aol.com

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  39. This book sounds like sheer insanity! In such a good way.

    Favorite cookbook...how to cook everything vegetarian. That thing has EVERYTHING.

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  40. My favorite cookbook is The River Cottage Familiy Cookbook (from England). It's SOO good and explains things wonderfully! (it's some 500 pages with color photos!)

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  41. This book is on my wish list - good to hear you like it! I have two favorite cookbooks - they're the ones I learned how to cook from so they'll always be special - my Betty Crocker and Good Housekeeping cookbooks.

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  42. Favorite cookbook? It feels kind of impossible to choose. But thinking about the ones on my shelf that are the most worn, I suppose The Silver Palate wins. But really, I love them all. Even if I don't reference them often. I just like having them around.

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  43. Ooh, sounds good! My current fave is still Dorie Greenspan's first book, Baking.

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  44. My favorite cookbooks of all time are ones handwritten by Susan Branch, because her artwork is wonderful and the recipes are GREAT! Other favorites are out of print and were written by Virginia Bentley: Bentley Farm Cookbook and The Virginia Bentley Cookbook. Both of these are SUPERB! I also made a cookbook for both of my sons, my siblings, my sisters-in-law, etc. of all-time family favorites. Everyone still talks about that gift!

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  45. I just got this book a couple weeks ago and am so excited! I've made the salt-n-pepper sandwich cookies on the cover and they are great! See here...

    http://sweetladysass.blogspot.com/2010/10/lets-go-exploring-bakeds-salt-n-pepper.html

    But just made the burnt sugar cake with rum caramel frosting and was kinda disappointed. Excited to try this crumb cake though.

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  46. I love The Gourmet Cookbook. I rely on it about 4 days a week!

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  47. Ohhh God..my favorite cookbook? You make us pick one? That's kinda unfair. But if I must..it is my bible.."Joy of Cooking"!

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  48. That cake looks good! I love the America's Test Kitchen cookbooks.

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  49. I love their first cookbook and can't wait to get the second one! The monster cookies in it made me a hit at a recent birthday party!! Another favorite cookbook-Martha Stewart's Baking. Great ideas!!!

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  50. Moosewood baking Cookbook.... it's reliable and great! Hope I'll get this BAKED cookbook... it'll be GREAT!
    p.s. this cake looks awesome!

    LeeYong rolfmester@yahoo.com

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  51. I have to go old school and say my Mom's copy of Betty Crocker. It is full of info and pages smudged with love and batter.

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  52. i have a lot of favorite cookbooks, but my favorite dessert cookbook is Sticky, Chewy, Messy Gooey by Jill O'Connor

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  53. I know this is really sentimental, but when I got married, my mom assembled all of my favorite recipes of hers...I use it all the time.

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  54. One of my favorite cookbooks is The New Moosewood Cookbook - very healthy dishes for everyone

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  55. I love the cookbook vegan with a vengeance! All the recipes I've tried are so good! I also love all my jamie oliver cookbooks-not only are they good recipes but the book is so beautifully designed!

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  56. I love ANY baking cookbook. I find that they are all different and I could use some new recipes!

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  57. I don't own many cookbooks, but Ratio has been especially helpful in my cooking!

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  58. My favorite cookbook is The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. Mostly because it was my mom's go-to book. My favorite place to get recipes is really here, and other food blogs. Find the greatest things and such great tutorials! Heading to make that coffee cake right now to take to work tomorrow! YUM! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  59. Yum! Can't wait to try this recipe! My favorite cookbook is the Betty Crocker cookie cookbook! Brings me back to my childhood. :)

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  60. This cake looks amazing. It is so hard just to pick one favorite book - it is like trying to pick a favorite child. If I could only pick one I would have to say Baking From My House To Yours by Dorrie Greenspan. I promise that if I won, this book would be going to a home with lots of tender loving care.

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  61. love crumbcake and use the recipe in "The Foster's Market Cookbook", which is one of my many favorites. I look forward to trying this particular one you have posted...thanks!

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  62. I gotta make that crumb cake! As much as I hate Martha Stewart, either one of her general cookbooks is a winner...amazing 5 apple pie... for savory, American Brasserie

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  63. Favorite Cookbook is the Silver Palate Cookbook. It inspired me and took me beyond the basics. The crumb cake recipe looks awesome - can't wait to try it!

    Thanks - Anita

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  64. I really enjoy reading your blog. It's original and the recipes always look delicious. You are bookmarked on my phone. My favorite cookbooks are Mollie Katzen's Moosewood from 1977--wonderfully fun to read and anything by Ina Garten. I just love her. Thanks for the recipes.

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  65. My favorite cook book is google...I can't lie! I google and this is how I pretty much gather all ideas & recipes!

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  66. You know I love those huge crumbs on that coffee cake. Fave cookbooks: The Good Housekeeping Step by Step cookbook and Nigella Bites.

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  67. Ooo...that's hard to choose for a cooking book. Maybe "The Greens Cookbook".

    For a baking book, no question for me. "The Cake Bible"

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  68. My fave is Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Timeless!

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  69. My favorite is Magnolia Bakery's...oh my...so lovely, every one of those recipes. But the first Baked cookbook, well now that ain't bad either. Stomach rumbling.

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  70. Favorite cookbook: Veganomicon! But really, I prefer Helen Dujardin's blog above everything.. if that counts :)

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  71. There are so many good cookbooks to love . . . but my first love was James Beard's 'American Cookery'. Speaking of love, I'd love to win the new 'Baked' cookbook! Thanks for a great blog and giveaway!

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  72. Picking a favorite cookbook of all time is like picking a favorite child. ;)
    Lovin' Dorie's Baking From My Home to Yours.

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  73. I really like my plain old Betty Crocker cookbook. I got it for a wedding gift and it sure did come in handy back then because Betty knew way more about cooking than I did. ;)

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  74. So totally cheesy...but I will forever always love Williams Sonoma kids cookbook. The first book that I made a recipe from - Apple Pie, and it's still 1 of my staples and most requested recipes!!

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  75. My favorite cook book is a huge binder of my family's and friend's tried and true recipes! nothing beats that!

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  76. My favorite cookbook is a book that my friend gave me. It isn't by some famous chef and probably only published in my country. It's a book primarily about spices, with lovely pictures, descriptions, histories and tips & ideas. It has some beautiful recipes that highlight those spices!

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  77. Oh I have been drooling over this book since soo long!! I love their previous book, owning this book would be the best thing that's happened to me in a long long time!! My current favorite book has to be Sticky Chewy Messy Goeey. They're words to live by :D

    P.S - Cake looks awesome, I love a good crumb cake!

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  78. I am a huge fan of traditional crumb cake with a buttery top and a spongy bottom. Yours looks great! I love the classic Silver Palate cookbook. Thanks!

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  79. Asking me which cookbook is like asking a mother who is the favorite child. I guess it depends on how they are acting at that moment. LOL

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  80. This is a hard one...I love love love cookbooks. I think that Pioneer Womans cookbook is my latest favorite. :0)

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  81. Favorite or most used? For basics, my "go to"s are Betty Crocker and Joy of Cooking...vegetarian, Horn of the Moon...and the list continues

    But I would love to have a "go to" for deserts...and would give this book a good home!

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  82. My favourite is Anna Olson's Sugar.

    sbiss60 at hotmail dot com

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  83. I must make this immediately!!! I wanted to reach through the screen and try to grab a piece! I'm always on the hunt for a good crumb cake recipe!!

    And, my favorite cookbook - It would have to be the cookbook that my family published years ago when I was a child. It has all the family recipes in it that have been passed down from generation to generation.

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  84. Those bars look amazing. My favorite all time cookbook has to be Betty Crocker's New Cookbook. It is the old standard that I turn to over and over. The 1961 edition was my first cookbook and I think that has something to do with it.

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  85. My favorite cookbook is the Green and Gold Cookbook from my high school. It's a compilation of recipes from lots of different teachers and parents of my high school friends. Great stuff!

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  86. i love barefoot contessa cookbooks....and i promise to love and cherish this new cookbook!!

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  87. Charleston Receipts is my all time favorite cookbook!

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  88. My favorite cookbook book is The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Every recipes turns out tasty and perfect!

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  89. Joy of Cooking is an old favorite of mine. :)

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  90. I just got Alton Brown's Good Eats 2: The Middle Years, and I love how informative it is... there are little bits of history and science and other random tidbits with each recipe that fulfills the geek in me.

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  91. That crumb cake looks awesome. I love when there's just as much crumb or more crumb than cake. I love the first Baked cookbook, and I'm sure I would love this one too. It will most definitely go to a good home and be cherished forever and ever. I have so many favorite cookbooks... I really love Ad Hoc at Home.

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  92. great giveaway! Can you believe that I don't have a favorite cookbook? Maybe this one will be it! I just really started cooking not too long ago. I'd love to bake some of the BAKED treats! Yum!

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  93. The crumb cake looks terrific. :-) I've made many of Baked's recipes from the first book and would very happy to own the newest book. As the proud owner of ~600 cookbooks, it's hard to choose all-time favorites, but looking at the bindings, I'd say "The Frog Commissary Cookbook", Emeril's "New New Orleans", Douglas Rodriguez "Nuevo Latino", the late Richard Sax's "From the Farmer's Market" and "The Cookie Lover's Cookie Book", Madeleine Kamman's "When French Women Cook", Judith Barrett's "Risotto Risotti", "Beard on Pasta", "Rose's Christmas Cookies", Pranati Sen Gupta's "The Art of Indian Cuisine", Marcella Hazan's "Marcella's Italian Kitchen",and Rose Naftalin's "Grandma Rose's Book of Sinfully Delicious Snacks, Nibbles, Noshes, & Other Delights". Now the lesser used books are getting upset with me. :-(

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  94. Donna Hay - Flavours. Simple recipes but so good!

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  95. My favorite cookbook is the one I've put together myself. It's a constantly evolving collection of recipes that have sparked my interest/taste buds over the years. Anytime I find an intriguing recipe in a book, magazine, or even online, I make a copy and slide it into my binder. My collection has grow to two binders: one for regular foods and the other is devoted to desserts. Every so often I go through them to purge things I haven't made (and likely won't) and add in the new items I've collected.

    I only own 8 cookbooks, which I gather is pretty low compared to most people! I tend to only buy books that will get a lot of use on their own (meaning I like A LOT of the stuff in there) as opposed to just a few recipes.

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  96. fav cookbooks: the art of simple food, alice waters, america's test kitchen baker's cookbook, how to cook everything-mark bittman, ad hoc-thomas keller, jamie oliver-jamie at home

    i take very good care of all of my cookbooks!

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  97. I have a few faovrites, but I love my "New Moosewood Cookbook" and for a basic information/recipe book we always go to the better homes and gardens red and white checkered book.

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  98. I have their first book and I love it!! As far as favorite cookbook, I'd probably have to go with Martha Stewart's Great Food Fast - so many great recipes in that book!

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  99. pick me PICK ME PICK ME!! KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY...LOL :-)

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  100. I have a whole library of Mexican Cookbooks and I love them all. I use Rick Bayless' One Plate at a Time often.
    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. I love your blog! Makes me hungry and want to bake! My favorite recipe books include an Ivory family cook book (local Utah family), and Cooking Light!
    kimberly.j.hammer@gmail.com

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  102. Hi There! Love this cake. I need to make it. Great giveaway! Favorite cookbook of all times - wow that is so hard! My favorite is actaully the Polish Heritage Cookbook. It gives you some great basic recipes that our grandmothers from eastern europe used to do.

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  103. Oh my goodness-your crumb cake looks AMAZING, Dawn. I would love to sneak a piece off of that plate.

    Only ONE favorite cookbook? YIKES! OK.....one of my favorite is Pillsbury Best of the Bake Off cookbook-the first edition. My mother had and gave to me. I can't tell you how many times I go to that book over and over-for the original Peanut Blossom recipe to many more from the first 10 bake off contests.
    I also love the church cookbook my daughter and I put together-tried and true recipes from our family and our church family too. I go to that one all the time.

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  104. i actually do not own a single cookbook, so i can't say which one is my favorite!

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  105. Your blog is so inspiring and I love your photos! My favorite go-to cookbook is one of those hometown spiral jobs called "THE
    KEYTESVILLE COOKBOOK". It was put together by people in the town who contributed recipes to it and they are all yummy and easy homecooking. Little town of 500 people and I think they all sent in a recipe. I would love to win yours however! jcanyon@msn.com

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  106. Hard to narrow it down....but I love my Barefoot Contessa cookbook....every recipe is wonderful and without fail. But since I am a baker... I can't leave out a few baking ones.... The Modern Baker by Nick Malgieri and Pillsbury's Complete Book of Baking. The crumb cake looks scrumptious!!

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  107. Yummy recipe! My favorite cookbooks are the King Arthur Baker's Companion, The Art and Soul of Baking, Apples for Jam, and Baking from My Home to Yours. Mostly baking books, but also cooking novels and vegetarian cookbooks. -Sarah at http://paoequeijo.typepad.com/

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  108. Looking at your blog makes me hungry each and every time. I have such a sweet tooth! You are inspiring to cook up desserts after many, many years. My favorite cookbook as of late is Seven Fires by Francis Mallmann. I would LOVE to win this giveaway!!! Thx!

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  109. that cake looks tasty!
    Favorite cookbook at the moment is Pioneer Woman. I go to that book or website for almost every meal lately.

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  110. No question about it, my favorite is the one my grandma wrote entirely by hand for me the Christmas I was born. It is tried and true and so special to me.

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  111. i will love, honor & cherish the same way i do "baked: new frontiers in baking!"
    i have made so many recipes from the first…too many to mention…so as far as my baking goes…i think matt & renato's first book is my fav!
    thanks for including me in this fab giveaway!

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  112. My favorite cookbook is the Wooster Brush Company cookbook. It's my dad's company, and all the employees shared their favorite recipes! Those are always the best ones!

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  113. I would give this book such a good home!!
    My favorite cookbook of all time would have to be the Grand Street Bakery book. I have loved everything I've made from it.

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  114. Pioneer Woman Cooks is my favorite to date. The pictures are just as stunning as the recipes. It will definitely be one I pass down to my girls. Thanks for the opportunity to enter. If I win, I promise to honor, love and cherish this cookbook. As well as will it to my daughters.

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  115. This Friday Matt and Renato will be at The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines,NC. I'll be there!

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  116. That book sounds so good. What a yummy treat. Fav cookbook is: La Cuisinière by Five Roses. I cooked and learned so much from it.

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  117. My favorite cookbook at the moment is one from my church from like seven years ago. My sister bought it for me as a xmas gift when i was 16 and i still use it frequently :)

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  118. Favorite book of all time is Barefoot Contessa at Home. She has to be one of my all time favorite tv foodies. Love love love the first Baked book as well. I have you to thank for turning me onto them and many other amazing recipes.

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  119. My favorite cookbook has to be the one I got from my Grandmother's kitchen after she passed away, everyone else wanted TVs and other big ticket items, but I had to have that cookbook, she was the best cook ever!

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  120. That looks great and I'd love to win. My favorite cookbook so far is Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything Vegetarian." Its so dang comprehensive!

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  121. Betty Crocker cookbook. It has everything and it makes me think of my mom.

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  122. Hmmm maybe How to Cook Everything? Though I'm more a dessert gal, so probably Martha Stewart's Cupcakes!

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  123. Just got their first book and would love explorations! The cookbook that has occupied the top of my list for years is Dorie Greenspan's "Baking."

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  124. It's always so hard for me to pick a favorite cookbook of all time since I have so many I use and love. So when asked this question I usually say the one I'm cooking out of at the present time and right now that's Southern Plate.
    joosbornenc at yahoo dot com

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  125. What a great giveaway... my favorite cookbook is Savannah Country cookbook by Paula Dean!!

    Kimberly M
    mskmincey@gmail.com

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  126. I love cookbooks! Right now my favorite cookbook is Special Recipes from the Charleston Cake Lady, classic for me.

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  127. I am really loving the Foster's Market cookbooks. I am always looking for a new one!

    -carriechilton@gmail.com

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  128. My favorite cookbook is The Best of Chef at Home (Michael Smith) from Food Network.

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  129. I've been thinking about crumb cake ever since I saw it on a cooking show a while back - they didn't make it, they talked about how good it is! Thanks for the recipe - it looks wonderful. Can't wait to try it! Fav cookbook is Emeril's Chef in my World. His flavor profiles are perfect and his methods always work!

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  130. That cake looks amazing! The cookbooks I turn to time and time again are the America's Test Kitchen cookbooks and Peter Reinhart's "Whole Grain Breads".

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  131. I promise to cherish and love that book just like my own child, if I am lucky enough to win it :)*fingerscrossed* my fave cookbook is Ultimate Cake, it was a gift from my husband, 14 years ago; I learned a lot from it and will never part with it..ever! :)

    ...yummy crumbcake btw, will try it for sure!

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  132. OMG! I have to make that crumb cake this weekend! It looks amazing!

    My favorite cookbook of all time is the ancient Betty Crocker cookbook my mom used when I was growing up. My husband was sweet enough to comb e-bay for the exact edition that my mom has and gave it to me for Christmas the first year we were married. I don't always follow the recipes in it to the letter, but they are a great jumping off point for experimenting.

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  133. Even if I don't win this book I'm totally buying it. I truly love their first book, and I also love David Lebovitz's new dessert book. His ice cream recipes are divine.

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  134. I am loving anything by Marlene Koch lately. I love flipping through cookbooks! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Barbara

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  135. It's so hard to pick just one! Seriously!!! But I'm going to go with Molly's "A Homemade Life." I love all of her stories.

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  136. This crumb cake looks insane! i am totally loving this. Perefct. My favourite cookbook is Either Tartine, or Barefoot contessa.

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  137. I don't have much cookbooks, but my favorite one would have to be their first book! Baked: New Frontiers in Baking by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito.

    -Amalia

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  138. I always LOVE trying out new cookbooks--great giveaway!

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  139. almond joy tart? i need this book for that recipe alone!!!

    honestly i don't know what i'd say my fave cookbook is, i'm all about getting my recipes from blogs and magazines!

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  140. I love Rick Bayless' Mexican Everyday. You really could use it everyday and never get sick of it.

    I need that crumb cake. It looks divine.

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  141. To be honest, I use food blogs more than cookbooks to find my recipes nowadays. :) But the classics that got me hooked on baking in childhood? Beard on Bread. And my Mom's collection of Charlotte cookbooks, full of tried-and-true family recipes.

    I promise to love and cherish this book if I win though!! I love cookbooks, just don't usually have the $$ to buy them!

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  142. ooh, i want this one!! it looks amazing, although i totally read "new york style" and came here wanting cheesecake ;)

    hmm, my favorite? wow, hard one, but one i've picked up the most this past year was the flavor bible! not a cookbook per se, but it has sparked my creativity!

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  143. Baking from My Home to Yours hasn't failed me yet.

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  144. I love a good crumb cake. And your pictures look great! My 2favorite cookbooks are the Silver Palate and Ina Garten's Family Style cook book. I use them both constantly.

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  145. That cookbook sounds fabulous!
    Favorite cookbook? Any of Maida Heatter's!

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  146. My favorite cookbooks are, now that mom is gone, what do I do?! and better homes and gardens.

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  147. My fav cookbook is my Better Homes and Garden. The cover has fallen off bc I used it so much when I was in the beginning stages of my baking adventures. It is simple and classic.

    Thank you for sharing your passion for cooking. I have been inspired to bake outside my box.

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  148. I am a huge Southern Living Fan... always have been. I am not sure I have an exact favorite.... I would have to say I refer to The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook the most!

    Susan www.ugogrrl.com

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  149. I ran across your site while searching how to make vanilla sugar. Well, what a wonderful discovery!! I will most certainly be a regular visitor!
    I would have to say that my favorite cookbook(s) are the Taste of Home yearly issues that I have been receiving every Christmas since 1982 from my grandmother. Her vision has deteriorated and she's now unable to cook alongside me. But, I love the time spent reading the cookbooks to her even more!!!
    I still get excited every year!:)

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  150. Hmmm, Southern Sideboards is good. We also have a good one from our Jr. Civic League.

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  151. Took a bit to really narrow it down. Baking: From My Home to Yours and Chinese Cooking Made Easy: With Simple Sauces and Dressings... basically that entire series.

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  152. Dawn, that crumb cake looks delicious! Carlos' Bakery in Hoboken makes a delicious crumb cake and yours reminds me of it.

    My favorite cookbook to date is my King Arthur Flour cookie book - a plethora of cookie ideas!

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  153. i'd be lost without 'joy of baking' and that's that.
    meanwhile, i like a crumb cake that's mostly crumb. well done, this. :)

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  154. Oh, I am totally smitten w/ the first Baked book. So excited that there's a second!

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  155. Favorite cookbook...America's Taste Kitchen Family Cookbook...great recipes and tips all in one :)

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  156. Okay, okay, you've sold me on it! The book sounds great.

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  157. Pick me! I promise to love, honor, and cherish it. The cake looks fantastic... I wish I had a slice right now.

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  158. P.S. I forgot to mention my favorite cookbook... Back to Basics by Ina Garten.

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  159. My favorite cookbook has to be the mish mosh of collected recipes I keep in a falling-apart binder from 1998. As for published ones I love Steamy Kitchen's new book.

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  160. I could not have said it better myself Dawn. Their first book was totally awesome. But their second book took the awesomeness to all new levels! I simply love it. But being that I have a serious cookbook addiction - I just cannot pick just one.

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  161. The crumb cakes looks ah-mazing!! I've printed it so I can try it myself. My new fav cookbook is the Pioneer Woman. So many yummy recipes.

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  162. Nice blog and I would like to sign up for your giveaway. I'm also happy to follow your future blogs too. Cheers :D

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  163. My favorite cookbook is Memories of Philippine Kitchens by Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan because it always brings me back to my roots. It reminds me of my mom, crazy as she is.

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  164. I love Dorie's BFMHTY, and the first Baked book is excellent. They are both in my top 5 because I can't just pick one favorite!

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  165. I am a cookbook addict. It is hard to pick just one. Right now it would have to be "Jamie at Home". It is one of Jamie Oliver's and he includes amazing gardening tips (which I'm also very into) as well as beautiful fresh recipes. I love his passion for using the things that come out of his garden to make these gorgeous dishes.

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  166. Hmmm, and why did I not get a slice of this coffee cake??
    Let's see, my favorite cookbook is How To Eat. Hands down my favorite cookbook to read as well.

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  167. this might sound totally lame, but I love the cooking club cookbook from a few years ago. fun easy recipes and great concept. this crumb cake looks amazing, totally going to make it!

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  168. My favorite is just an old church cookbook that my mom gave to me when I first started living on my own. Lots of down home buttery comfort food!

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  169. holy moly there are a lot of comments on this post, but I'll enter anyway :-)

    My favorite cookbook of all time is a book my grandma gave me from their local bank, published in 1975. It's wonderful.

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  170. My favourite cookbook of all time has to be Nigella Feasts by the one and only Ms Nigella Lawson!!

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  171. I love my cookbooks like i love my cookies - big and chunky. Compendium-style. The sort of thing so comprehensive you might never need another cookbook. Of course that never stops me from buying more... all time faves would have to be Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Companion and Marie Claire Kitchen - the ultimate recipe collection.

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  172. My all time favorite cookbook is Farm Journal's Cookies book.

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  173. I'm making this today! I love crumb cake and this looks great. I have the first Baked cookbook and make their chocolate chip cookies at least once a month.
    I found another recipe from the new book on another website (chocolate cake with peanut butter cream cheese icing) that I'm also going to make. Favotite cookbook? I have a couple "Barefoot Contessa" books that I really like to use. Love Ina! Hope I win! Thanks for the recipe, Ed

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  174. My favorite cookbook is....
    Giadas kitchen
    the recipes are so tasty looking
    YUMMY!!!!!!!!!

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  175. I made this crumb cake and it was wonderful. It was best when it was just baked and warm. You're right...about 3 days and then it's dry. I even liked the cake itself without the crumb topping. I didn't bake it that way....I may have cut a piece and eaten the topping first then the cake last. LOL

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  176. It's been fun to read through everyone's favorite cookbooks! Mine, like many others', is Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home to Yours. I also use the good ol' Joy of Cooking quite often.

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  177. omgoodness -- i strongly desire the "baked" books. everything just looks so good, but my husband is very strict about the cookbook purchases. we have so many books already! i've utilized my "how to be a domestic goddess" cookbook from nigella lawson a LOT. otherwise "the art of handmade bread" is a popular one as we bake our own bread at home.

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  178. I love cookbooks however my all time favorite is The Way To Cook by Julia Child. Why? Because she was nice enough to take the time to chat with me a few minutes while she was signing it.

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  179. I cannot live without the Best of Bridge series! such great cookbooks. :)

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  180. Even though I got it almost 30 years ago, I still go back to my Betty Crocker All-Time Favorites cookbook for some tried-and-true recipes like homemade crescent rolls and Quiche Lorraine. Love your blog!

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  181. I so want to win this book - I loved the first Baked one too (and I saw the cute promos for the new book and it made me want it more!). My favorite cookbook is the heavy tome Gourmet cookbook. It's huge and all the recipes are great. And I so want to make this crumb cake. Crumbs, I love 'em.

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  182. I love both the Gourmet Cookbook and Pioneer Woman's cookbook! And I would love to have this one in my collection, as well.

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  183. My favorite is How to Cook Everything. Lots of great recipes to build from.

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  184. I have a lot of cookbooks that I like, but I love the collection of recipes that I have gathered from my family.


    betsy_349 at hotmail dot com

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  185. one of my favorite, often used, greasy paged cookbooks is one my grandma made for me for a wedding gift., 30yrs ago. The front page has a photo of her at the stove stirring a pot and another of my grandpa! It's filled w/ family recipes from her, and my aunts. Grandpa and Grandma have sinced died, but they cookbook still brings a smile to me, when I open that first page!

    kathiecoker@gmail.com

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  186. Wow. what a great idea! I am not a big fan of pumpkin either but I would definitely try this.

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  187. Can't believe I missed this giveaway! Darn!

    Will be making this crumb cake in the a.m. for a get-together though and VERY excited to try it!

    btw, my word for verification on this comment is "foodiser" - kind of appropriate, huh? ;)

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  188. I would love to win this cookbook!! I would care for it and cherish it!! And cook some deligthfull recipes!! I have lot of favorite cookbooks, one of the autors I really like is rose levy.

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