1. ¡Viva Desserts! Traditional & Reinvented Sweets from My Mexican-American Kitchen by Nicole Presley
From Atole de Canela and Buñuelos de Viento to Oreo Horchata Cheesecake and Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Pie, ¡Viva Desserts! is a scrumptious collection of traditional Mexican desserts and American desserts Mexicanized. With dessert items like conchas, churros, empanadas, and flan, all your favorite traditional Mexican treats are here. Then add in classic American cakes and pies with a Mexican twist and other Mexican treats with an American twist, and all your cravings will be covered!
Nicole Presley, recipe developer and Mexican postres baker, delves into the craft of baking and offers tips and tricks with every recipe, giving dessert lovers everywhere the tools they need to play in their own kitchens. With full-color photography for every dessert and baking secrets that Nicole has learned through her own kitchen evolution, from kitchens in Los Angeles and Mexico, you’ll be able to bring the joy of Mexican and Mexican-American desserts into your own home. A beautiful and tasty celebration of culture!
2. Aguas Frescas & Paletas
It wouldn’t be summer in Mexico without aguas frescas and paletas—fresh-made Mexican drinks and popsicles in a variety of fruity and flowery flavors. Now you can bring the refreshing, authentic tastes of Mexico to your own backyard!
Ericka Sanchez of the popular culinary website Nibbles & Feasts delivers 40 easy recipes for anyone who loves traditional Mexican fare. Ranging from familiar flavors like horchata and lime to more unique combinations like Hibiscus & Spiced Orange, Mint Blackberry, and Avocado Coconut, the recipes in Aguas Frescas & Paletas use less sugar than traditional Mexican treats and simple ingredients that can all be found at your local supermarket. All drinks are alcohol-free and perfect to share with your family!! Buen provecho!
3. Bad Day Ice Cream
Having a bad day? A bad week? A bad year? Bad Day Ice Cream is the cure to all that ails you!
Life is unpredictable, and bad days happen. While ice cream may not be a cure-all, when combined with encouraging advice it can be just the pick-me-up you need to keep going. This tongue-in-cheek cookbook makes the perfect gift for anyone going through a rough patch. Celebrated cookbook author Barbara Beery has created 50 unique recipes to help you get through any bumps in the rocky road, from getting a speeding ticket to dealing with a nosy mother-in-law. With humor that is anything but vanilla, Kathryn Thompson, author of the viral blog and book Drops of Awesome, provides the perfect dose of down-to-earth advice (or is it commiseration?) to put every piece of bad news in perspective. It’s the cherry on top of each delightful treat!
4. Oh $#!% What’s for Dinner?
If you ever looked at the clock and thought, Oh $#!%, what’s for dinner? This is your book!
Emmy award–winning TV host, social media personality, lifestyle expert, and mom of two, Maria Sansone, knows that when it comes to weeknight dinners…the struggle is real.
In Oh $#!% What’s for Dinner? Maria shares 65 of her go-to, no-fuss weeknight recipes for real life. No appetizers and no desserts because Mama don’t have time for that on a weeknight. Quick and easy entrees paired with some tried-and-true sides designed to help you through meal time, in no time.
From retro comfort foods like meatloaf, mac and cheese, and chicken pot pie to Sansone family favorites like meatballs, fried spaghetti, pizza, and wedding soup this is a thoughtfully curated collection of fun, kid-friendly, do-able dinners you’ll swear by.
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