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  • Posted September 11, 2013

    Title: The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook 100 Delicious

    Title: The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook
    100 Delicious Heritage Recipes from the Farm and Garden
    Author: Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Brent Ridge, Sandy Gluck
    Publisher: Rodale Books
    Published: 9-10-2013
    Pages: 276
    ISBN: 978-1-60961-573-4
    E-Book ISBN: 978-1-60961-574-1

    This cookbook is filled to overflowing with the same type of recipes many of us have written in notebooks and on recipe cards that read Aunt Mae's this or Grandmas' that. Recipes that are tried and true and passed down through the generations because the are loved and asked for by all. It is aptly named because this cookbook will become an heirloom to be passed on through the family from generation to generation.

    Divided into the seasons the recipes are broken down seasonal ingredients, but will evoke memories of your own family get togethers. In Winter I found a recipe for Snow Cream, something I remember my grandmother making when we visited Michigan in the winter and a Double Ginger Cake that Great-Aunt Edith would make for me every year that I could not get her to share. When I made it I was 10 again sitting in her kitchen waiting in anticipation for the cake to cool so I might have a piece. The only difference was she used orange juice instead of lemon, but I found lemon was quite tasty too.

    My family is always pleased when I review a cookbook because they get to try so many different dishes, but they all agreed this is one we needed to be sure and place an order for quick delivery. Each of remembers at least one of the recipes with a fondness from our childhood and family reunions. Many of those who made them originally are gone now, but with The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook they come alive once more for us through the memories these dessert bring to mind.

    With easy to follow instructions and little bits of wisdom that comes included with each recipe you will soon be adding this special cookbook to your collection of favorites. With a place to make your personal notes on each recipe and even a place to enter your favorite recipe for each season this is a cookbook to be cherished, loved and passed on as a family heirloom. Be sure to check it out soon you will not want to miss another day without trying some of these wonderful recipes. You will find everything from a basic pie dough recipe to Carmel Apples to Sweet Green Tomato Hand Pies, their are recipes to appeal to everyone. The pictures are absolutely stunning and bring that extra quality that makes you want to take the dessert right off the page and indulge.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Love this cookbook!

    Love everything Beekman! I even went to their book signing in Chicago (I'm in Michigan) to have them sign it!

    Can't wait to make the sticky bread!

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  • Posted October 19, 2013

    Would recommend this dessert book

    I love this dessert book. It's NOT fussy or stuffy like others but in simple terms with pictures of the desserts. Just received this book so have not been able to try out the desserts but have so many marked to try. I only wish their farm was near by. This would be a great gift for someone that likes heirloom recipes. Also like how the book is divided into seasons.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Great Recipes, Beautiful Book

    This is not just another dessert cookbook. The care & thought that had gone into this book is evident from cover to cover. I especially liked not having to look at prepared recipes on every page, but rather interesting photos.

    Would highly recommend!

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