Joy the Baker Makes a Very Good Argument for Eating Dessert First

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The book: Homemade Decadence by Joy Wilson

The angle: Go on, treat yo’self.

Recipes for right now: Cinnamon-Sugar Pull-Apart Cake, Dirty Chai Lattes, Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bread Biscotti, Toasted Marshmallow Squares, Apple Pie with Cheddar-Bacon Crust, Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

Who would enjoy this book? Anyone with a cup of sugar in their pantry and an afternoon to fill.

Quick Facts

Who wrote it: Joy Wilson

Who published it: Clarkson Potter

Number of recipes: 125

Other highlights: Joy Wilson excels at giving recipes that one little twist —that thing that we never would have thought of on our own and that makes a recipe irresistible. Like salted peanuts in a batch of chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Like bacon in the crust of an apple pie. Like ice cream that mimics Terry’s chocolate oranges. See? Impossible to resist.

I’ve also always loved Joy’s style — casual and real, like a spunky older sister. She writes her recipes with just enough detail that you don’t get lost, but not so much that it starts to feel stifling. This collection of all-new recipes will inspire creative additions to your holiday table this year — as well as all the moments in between.

Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Homemade Decadence by Joy Wilson

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