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The Taste of Home Baking Book

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Timeless Recipes from Trusted Home Cooks

More than 725 recipes
Hundreds of tips and how-to's
675+ color photos throughout
13 Comprehensive chapters, 510 pages
Retail: $29.95 Hardcover, 5-ring binder
Taste of Home Books (Available September 11, 2007)
ISBN 0-89821-528-5

Real food and real recipes baked by real people—brought to you by the #1 cooking magazine in the world

Greendale, WI – In 2006, The Taste of Home Cookbook captured the spirit of the American pass-it-over-the-fence tradition: A friendly exchange of recipes, stories, and tips from home cooks across the country that now has well-over one million copies in print. This fall, the sharing of great recipes continues in a companion volume—the all-new TASTE OF HOME BAKING BOOK: Timeless Recipes from Trusted Home Cooks (

The Taste of Home Baking Book is the essence of home baking in America and the comfort we find in it. Cookies, pies, cakes, brownies, yeast and quick breads (savory and sweet), muffins, biscuits, scones…the book reveals all the magazine's best baking secrets! No one can resist recipes like: Super Chunky Cookies (with semisweet and milk chocolate chips, vanilla chips, bittersweet chocolate, toffee bits and chopped pecans), Fun Marshmallow Bars (colorful and kid-tested treats with only six ingredients), Pineapple Upside-Down Cake (and more tried-and-true classics), and Triple Chocolate Quick Bread (chocolate lovers will beg you for more). There are even entire chapters for "fanciful creations" (a Booties 'n' Rattles cake for baby showers or a Happy Clown Cake for children's parties) and holiday baking (Holiday Ginger Cutouts, Eggnog Cake, Candy Cane Snowballs).

"Our readers love to bake. They know little compares to the wonderful smell and warm, joyous feeling of taking a delicious cake or a sheet of perfect cookies or a loaf of fresh bread from the oven for your family and friends," says Catherine Cassidy, editor-in-chief of Taste of Home.

The chapters of The Taste of Home Baking Book overflow with easy-to-follow recipes and instructions, plus clear prep and bake times, and lots of how-to and step-by-step instructions with color photos to explain tricks of the trade, like how to make a cake roll or meringue cups. All this packaged in a practical 5-ring binder filled with extra goodies like tabbed chapter dividers, pockets for your own recipes, and splash guards that will make the book an essential reference for novice and experienced bakers alike.

Cheesecake cracking? Meringue weeping? There are problem-solving pointers for these and dozens more as well as tips for working with phyllo dough or how-to make a tunnel filling in a cake. Need to plan the perfect bake sale? Want to get the kids cooking? Looking for a holiday recipe that reminds you of what mom used to make? Every recipe in The Taste of Home Baking Book is shopped for in regular grocery stores and then prepped and tested for success in the Taste of Home kitchens to ensure everything you bake rises to the occasion!

For millions nationwide, Taste of Home is America's recipe box. They feel a connection through its pages with other home cooks just like themselves. The Taste of Home Baking Book celebrates the connection between food and family, and the traditions that make us all long for a taste of home.

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Catherine M. Cassidy is Editor-in-Chief of Greendale, Wisconsin-based Taste of Home ( In her role as editor-in-chief, she oversees the development of four national cooking magazines, the entire book program, and more than three-dozen newsstand specials, "bookazines," and wall calendars. She has also toured the country doing events and national and local TV, radio, and newspaper interviews in support of the best-selling Taste of Home Cookbook and Taste of Home magazine. Prior to this position, Cassidy was editor-in-chief of Prevention, the nation's largest health publication. She lives in Wisconsin and can be found in the kitchen cooking for her family and friends most nights.

Taste of Home magazine was founded in 1993. Today it is part of Reader's Digest Association's Food and Entertaining Affinity group. The circulation of all Taste of Home magazines, including Simple & Delicious, Light & Tasty and Cooking for 2, totals 5.5 million. Taste of Home Books is an imprint of Reader's Digest Trade Publishing. Reader's Digest Books are distributed by Penguin Group, USA and are available in both online and retail bookstores. For more information about Reader's Digest Books and products, visit