I'll admit that I starting off judging this book by its cover. Not that Sweet doesn't have a nice cover; as you can see above, it's very enticing. But when my review copy arrived in the mail several weeks ago, I just assumed this was another average sweets/baking cookbook, and while I do bake on occasion, it's really not where my passion lies.
So with nary a glance beneath its cover, I dropped it on a stack with a bunch of other 'meh' books — which was a really dumb move because when I finally got around to giving Sweet some more time, I quickly discovered that this is an excellent (really excellent) cookbook. And now it is living where it belongs: wide open on my kitchen counter, just in time for holiday baking and gift giving.