{Cookbook Review} Abby Dodge’s Desserts 4 Today and Giveaway!

Desserts4Today1 {Cookbook Review} Abby Dodges Desserts 4 Today and Giveaway!Earlier this week I posted this amazing recipe for 4 – Ingredients Nutella Brownies from Abby Dodge’s new cookbook, Desserts 4 Today.  Each recipe only requires 4 ingredients in this clever, simple cookbook -every dessert lovers dream come true!  I’ve also made her cinnamon-basil ice cream which my husband was skeptical about until he tried a bite and exclaimed this was his new favorite ice cream flavor.  The thought of eating basil infused ice cream was a revelation in itself to him and he’s a convert now – Hallelujah and Amen.  I’ve also had the Orange-Scented White Chocolate-Blackberry Mousse, too!  Can I just tell you how much I’ve enjoyed each of these recipes?!

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Abby in Bucks Country, PA at an all-day workshop we both were speaking at.  She is an amazing women who is very likable, approachable, passionate, and kind.  Abby is a seasoned cookbook author with seven cookbooks to her credit including many authored under the William-Sonoma series of cookbooks.  She is also a pastry-chef and a Fine Cooking Magazine contributing editor.  Abby also has a great website at AbbyDodge.com.

I told her how much I was looking forward to the release of her cookbook and she generously gave me her own copy to take home with me on the flight.  The moment I started scanning each page I instantly fell in love with this cookbook.  I love desserts and the idea of a cookbook completely dedicated to 125 dessert recipes only requiring four ingredients was just what this mom of three kids needed!  When you think about it, the concept is so brilliant.

The recipes are simple, approachable, and flavorful.  Each recipe has the ingredients clearly listed on a left side bar and the directions in the right.  The photos are beautiful and honest.  You get a true glimpse at what the recipe is suppose to look like.  As an FYI: Many of the recipes use ingredients you probably have on hand already – bonus.

Because Abby is a cookbook author or several cookbooks, including ones focused on baking and cooking with kids, it is no surprise the recipes in her latest cookbook are written in a clear, straightforward voice.  Children could easily prepare many of these recipes without problem.  These everyday dessert recipes will satisfy the sweet tooth of both friends and family.  I would recommend this cookbook to anyone who loves dessert, esp. families.

Remember when I told you Abby Dodge was really kind?  I wasn’t kidding.  She and her publisher, Taunton Press, have generously provided three copies of Desserts 4 Today for Savory Sweet Life Readers.

All you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite dessert.

If you would like an additional entry, tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the following…

Just entered to win a copy of Abby Dodge’s Desserts 4 Today cookbook  http://bit.ly/cGTu9J #SavorySweetLife #AbbyDodge

Come back here and leave an additional comment with your Twitter handle letting me know you tweeted.  One copy of the book will be reserved from the Twitter entries.

Contest will close Sunday evening (Aug 29) at 9pm PST and winners will be chosen at random (random.org) and announced shortly after.  Contest is open to those with US mailing addresses.

Watch Abby’s book trailer for Desserts 4 Today!

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  1. MikeW says

    I have a real sweet tooth … there are very few desserts I’d not enjoy … but I really love ice cream!

    Favorite flavors: black raspberry from Strickland’s in Akron Ohio (they only have vanilla, chocolate & the “flavor of the day” but it’s worth the wait & you won’t be disappointed in the interim); the pistachio gelato from a little gelatoria in Tuscany that was such an ugly shade of green that I almost didn’t order it; pineapple from the creamery in Chincateague Virginia.

  2. says

    My favorite dessert? Hmmmm… so many. Chocolate croissants, creme brulee, banana bread, and chocolate anything. Oh, and lemon meringue pie. :)

  3. says

    I love ice cream and my new fav is Burnt Sugar Ice Cream with a simple chocolate ganache tart in a sweet tart crust.

  4. @angel206 says

    I love CHOCOLATE. Cake,Brownies,Cupcakes,Chocolate Mousse,Pudding,Cookies,Chocolate Pie,Chocolate Pizza(Yummy)I am a true CHocolate lover.But everyone doesn’t like chocolate SO I would love to win this book because It would allow me to explore other areas of dessert besides,CHOCOLATE and be able to not only introduce myself to other flavors but also my guests that come to visit me(adults/kids).

  5. Adrianna says

    eek! my internet went down just as i was posting. my fave is pear-cranberry pie with gingersnap topping! delish!

  6. says

    My favorite dessert, ever since I was a little girl, has always been chocolate mousse. I just can’t get enough of the smooth texture.

    I discovered basil in ice cream this past year when I had a chocolate-basil ice cream at a local restaurant. Fantastic!