Desserts in Jars
50 Sweet Treats that Shine
By Shaina Olmanson
(Harvard Common Press, Hardcover, 9781558327986, 160pp.)
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
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Some desserts in jars are baked or otherwise prepared right in the jar, while others are spooned into jars. Either way, the sparkling and pretty vessel and the appealing treat it holds make for a beautiful presentation. Olmanson's clever and cute desserts are at once playful and well-crafted, appropriate for a kids' birthday one weekend (Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes) and a grown-up gathering, the next (Neapolitan Cakes). The book includes chapters on cakes, pies, crumbles and cobblers, quick breads and frozen indulgences like Strawberry Lemonade Granitas.
Shaina Olmanson is a cook, writer, photographer, and mother of four young children. She writes the popular blog FoodforMyFamily.com, which was named one of the top ten Top 100 Mom Food Blogs by Babble.com for 2011, as well as a Top 10 Family Food Blog by My Life Scoop Blogs.com. Shaina is a daily contributor on Babble's Family Kitchen, has served as the food editor for LifetimeMoms, a digital property of A&E Networks, and contributes regularly to FoodYourWay.net and SimpleBites.net. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"Desserts in Jars is equal parts beautiful, precious, creative, inspired, and irresistible. Every turn of the page unveils a new surprise, and the photography leaves you longing for every single delicious-looking recipe."—Ree Drummond, author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks "I love the idea of baking individual desserts in jars. Whether you serve them at parties or share them as gifts, the sweets in Shaina’s book are a beautiful collection of recipes sure to bring joy to anyone—including yourself."
—Angie Dudley, Bakerella.com, author of Cake Pops"Shaina has written a gorgeous book, at once playful, sophisticated, and delicious! The recipes are delightful, and serving them in jars is a lot of fun." —Zoë François, co-author of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day