Sugar, Sugar: Every Recipe Has a Story

Sugar, Sugar: Every Recipe Has a Story

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by Kimberly "Momma" Reiner, Jenna Sanz-Agero
     
 

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100 of the best cake, pie, cookie, bar, and candy recipes from two sassy sugar mommas (and one of Oprah's favorite candy makers) on a mission to preserve America's best heirloom sweets and the even sweeter stories behind them.

"The mission of the 'Sugar Mommas'...is to bring readers vintage treats and the stories behind them. The result is a book filled with

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100 of the best cake, pie, cookie, bar, and candy recipes from two sassy sugar mommas (and one of Oprah's favorite candy makers) on a mission to preserve America's best heirloom sweets and the even sweeter stories behind them.

"The mission of the 'Sugar Mommas'...is to bring readers vintage treats and the stories behind them. The result is a book filled with tempting cakes, pies, cookies, and candies. These ladies don't always follow the rules, and it's refreshing to see that their approach to baking comes with a sense of humor." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Part retro, part contemporary and charmingly whimsical cookies, pies and bars share space with candies, cakes and more in such favorites as Gran's Tea Cakes, Cracked Sugar Cookies, Kentucky Derby Bars, Chocolate Hydrogen Bombs and Lucinda Bells $100 Pecan Pie....The Sugar Mommas dish out helpful hints throughout the book. Did you know that a 9-by-13-inch pan holds 15 cups, a 9-by-2-inch round cake pan 8 cups?" —San Antonio Express-News

Sugar, Sugar offers 100 of the best cake, pie, cookie, bar, and candy recipes from two sassy Sugar Mommas, Kimberly Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero, who are on a mission to preserve America's best sweet treat recipes and the even sweeter stories behind them. As the Sugar Mommas explain, "We drove down memory lane to discover our sugar inheritance, and then dug into everyone else's past to find their dusty, torn, and butter-crusted index cards."

What the Sugar Mommas found was that every recipe has a story. From desserts that accompanied families through good and bad times, to treats perfected by domestic help, to never-before-transcribed sugar concoctions developed from wild imaginations, each recipe conveys the unique personality of the friend or family member who created it.

With plenty of pies worth the lie, cakes to diet for, and better-than-nooky cookies, as well as an assortment of cobblers, crisps, bars, and other decadent confections, Sugar, Sugar is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

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Publishers Weekly
It’s safe to say most cookbooks don’t include a Neil Diamond Record, Tiger Beat magazine, the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, or a Diamond Studded Dog Collar as an ingredient. Not the case for Reiner and Sanz-Agreo’s (also known as the “Sugar Mommas”) collection of desserts, which includes a nostalgic “ingredient” for each of the 68 recipes. The chapters in this inspired title are organized by type of baked good and are whimsically titled including Tart and Pies Worth the Lie; Better than Nooky Cookies, and “Cool Bars and Summer Stars.” Recipes culled from across the country and often named after their creators—Aunt Fern’s Caramel Icing, Annabelle’s Puddin’ Pies, and Gran’s Tea Cakes, give the book a home-spun, one-of-a-kind feel. Classic desserts such as Red Velvet Cake, Apple Pie and Sugar Cookies have their place alongside unique finds such as Scrumdilliumptious White Chocolate Cake and Railroad Track Cookies . In the end, this quirky, innovative collection feels like a professional version of that long-lost family collection of index cards. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449403584
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
575,954
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Kimberly "Momma" Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero have dubbed themselves the "Sugar Mommas" because of a shared love of all things sweet. Kimberly, the founder of Momma Reiner's Fudge, gained national acclaim when her treats were selected as one of Oprah's Favorite Things for O, the Oprah Magazine and also featured on Rachael Ray. Momma Reiner even appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, making fudge alongside Martha. Kimberly's law school classmate Jenna, who spent her days toiling as a high-powered entertainment attorney and her nights rocking as the lead singer of the band Vixen, now works alongside Kimberly to spread the love of sugar. Together, they are the confectionery queens on ModernMom.com, and they have their own site at sugarsugarrecipes.com. They live near Los Angeles.

Online:
sugarsugarrecipes.com

mommareiner.com

Kimberly "Momma" Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero have dubbed themselves the "Sugar Mommas" because of a shared love of all things sweet. Kimberly, the founder of Momma Reiner's Fudge, gained national acclaim when her treats were selected as one of Oprah's Favorite Things for O, the Oprah Magazine and also featured on Rachael Ray. Momma Reiner even appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, making fudge alongside Martha. Kimberly's law school classmate Jenna, who spent her days toiling as a high-powered entertainment attorney and her nights rocking as the lead singer of the band Vixen, now works alongside Kimberly to spread the love of sugar. Together, they are the confectionery queens on ModernMom.com, and they have their own site at sugarsugarrecipes.com. They live near Los Angeles.

Online:
sugarsugarrecipes.com

mommareiner.com

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