I was lucky enough to snag a review copy of this tasty looking book, Treat Yourself, by Jennifer Steinhauer who blogs at Food52.com. In this book, she takes treats from the past and shares recipes to make them at home. She has 7 chapters including Classic Cookies, Sandwich Cookies, Snack Cakes, Fruity Treats and Filled things, Savory Snacks, Candy, and Frozen Treats. Recipes I'm looking forward to trying include the Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies, Mint Milanos, and Zebra Cakes. She has recipes for Honey Buns (They have to be even better than the packaged ones!), Hostess Cupcakes that my husband will love, Strawberry Pop-Tarts with a variation for Cinnamon ones (my favorites!), and Pinwheels. Savory snacks include things like funyuns, cheeze-its, Ritz Crackers, and pizza pockets. I may have to try the recipes for Twix and Junior mints in the candy section, and my kids would probably think the candy dots are fun! And my daughter practically salivated over ice cream sandwiches and Nutty Buddies (drumsticks) and the Strawberrry Shortcake Ice Cream Pops are on my list.
The list of snacks is excellent and the recipes seem fairly simple to do. The pictures make me hungry just to look at! My only criticism of the book is that I wish each recipe included at least a small picture. Most of the pictures included are full page color photos that are amazing, but there are a few recipes with no photos. Even a small thumbnail would be helpful for those of us who aren't familiar with all the old treats. I would definitely recommend this book, my daughter and I are looking forward to trying out a lot of the recipes!
You can check out a selection from the book here.
And you can read more about it from the publisher here.
I recieved a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.