BEB Readers: Most Popular Cookbooks and Kitchen Equipment

10 of the Most Popular Cookbooks and Kitchen Gadgets Among BEB Readers | browneyedbaker.com

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been in multiple stores that already have their Christmas items on display, while Halloween items are sitting on clearance racks. Retail marketing continues to befuddle me, which is probably why I had no luck looking for Thanksgiving decorations two weeks before Thanksgiving last year. I can’t keep up! The holidays are hurtling towards us at a serious clip, and my mom has already asked me what I want for Christmas. Twice. I have no idea. I’m still trying to figure out if our baby is supposed to sleep in a crib, a bassinet, a pack n’ play, a rock n’ play or the dog bed (kidding!) come January. What I want most for Christmas is to not go into labor during a snow storm. That’s about it… I’m so easy to shop for, right?!

In the event that you’ve already started your shopping or have been putting together your own wish list, I thought it would be fun to run through the most popular cookbooks and kitchen gear among BEB readers thus far in 2014. I always love to see what other people are buying, and there have been some seriously awesome cookbooks released this year. One thing is for sure – you all love your ice cream and soup! My kind of people :)

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip - A sweet, creamy dip that tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough without the guilt of raw egg! | browneyedbaker.com #recipe

When I was a kid and my mom would bake cookies, there was an unwritten rule that my sister and I would get to lick the beaters when my mom was done. This usually happened in the midst of holiday baking, and I have such fond memories of hanging out in the kitchen, waiting for her to be done with the mixer so that I could swipe some of that sweet, sugary cookie dough off the beater. At some point along the way, raw cookie dough became bad news amidst worries over salmonella. I don’t think my mom ever made us stop eating cookie dough, but it sure took some of the fun out of it! Luckily, this sweet dip tastes almost exactly like raw cookie dough (minus the gritty, sugary texture), which means all the sinful goodness without the raw eggs!

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Apple Slab Pie

My grandma was much more of a “cooking grandma” than a “baking grandma”, so many of my memories surrounding her food revolve around dinners, not necessarily desserts. She did...

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Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

Homemade ribs are one of the few things that have truly intimidated me in the kitchen. I have saved countless recipes for barbecue ribs, but all of the hands-on time, plus...

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The Weekend Dish: 10/18/2014

The Weekend Dish: 10/18/2014

Happy Saturday to you! I hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start. We are having lunch with my grandparents today, and aside from that I’m looking forward to...

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Friday Things

1. These two have been total cuddle bugs for the last couple of days. Duke has started to lose his manic puppy energy and is settling in as a...

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Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bread Biscotti

The food blogging landscape has grown by leaps and bounds since I started writing in this little space in 2007, but back in those early couple of years, there...

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