Holiday Baking Week … with a Literary Twist!

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The holiday season is most definitely here — and besides pretty trees and gifts and twinkle lights, there are delicious baked goods ahead! But there’s no reason delicious baked treats can’t go hand-in-hand with some of our favorite books.

its-raining-cupcakesThat’s where Lisa Schroeder’s It’s Raining Cupcakes series comes in. There are now THREE books in this fantastic middle grade series, with each book featuring different delicious treats — as well as great stories.

So all this week, to help you kick off your holiday baking in literary style, we’re featuring Lisa’s books. We’ll start today off with tips for your baking, then each day we’ll feature a different book in Lisa’s series, and then wrap things up on Friday with a guest post from Lisa featuring one of her favorite recipes!

Baking Resources

* In search of recipes galore? Food Network Online has a bounty of baking recipes to browse, or check out another great online resource for recipes, Epicurious.

* Need tips for baking? Betty Crocker has tons of great resources and tips available online.

* For Gluten-Free Recipes, check out Sweet Cravings by Kyra Bussanich, the owner of Kyra’s Bake Shop and the three-time winner of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.” (I’ve eaten Kyra’s cupcakes, and they are AMAZING!)

For the comments: Share your baking tips or favorite baking resources!

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One response to “Holiday Baking Week … with a Literary Twist!

  1. As of Nov 9, Kyra Bussanich is now a THREE-time winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars! And still the only gluten-free winner ever.

    Her book, “Sweet Cravings”, has great, delicious, creative treats, many of them really easy to make (thank goodness for me).

    And I found a fun, short video intro to her book at

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