An Anthology of Thirty, 30 Minute Made-From-Scratch Desserts...: Desserts just like Grandma used to make...

Cooking, Food & Wine

By Editors Of CakeChatter

Publisher : Tara House Publications, Inc.

An Anthology of Thirty, 30 Minute Made-From-Scratch Desserts...: Desserts just like Grandma used to make...

ABOUT Editors Of CakeChatter

Editors of CakeChatter


Have you longed for the days when as a child, you walked into your Grandma’s kitchen and enjoyed one of her home-baked pies, cakes, or cookies? Can you taste them?

         Just close your eyes and imagine….

         Your Grandma spent much time in the kitchen, baking sweets and treats for her family—all from scratch—and all from the heart.

         The only difference was that Grandma had more time than we do—and she sure didn’t use Cool WhipÒ (if she baked like her Grandma did)—and neither do we!

         An “anthology” is a collection and we hope that we’ve brought to you a smattering of Grandma’s best desserts (along with newer varieties) from the classics, along with some exotic desserts thrown in—spiced with helpful and beneficial tips to make these culinary delights all the more enticing.      

         We selected only those dessert recipes that use natural ingredients. We also noted in our research that many so-called “30-minute desserts” were created using store-bought items like ladyfingers, which were then covered with canned fruit and chocolate and the ultimate—Cool-WhipÒ and Voila! Dessert in less than 30 minutes! While this may be fine for some, this is not CakeChatter’sÔ idea of a made-from-scratch dessert. 

         Our desserts are fast and are made-from-scratch (and we mean from scratch!) in 30 minutes (some a few minutes more, so forgive us). We also edited “the way” to put a recipe together, making the directions much simpler and easier to follow, so that your desserts will “sing” your praises when devoured.

         Enjoy the baking and the reward! Grandma would be proud!


This anthology is brought to you by the Editors of CakeChatter™. We love the joy of baking (from scratch) and throughout the years have developed a devoted following on our Facebook page and Twitter… Our mantra is this: One: When you bake, bake from scratch and two: Use only natural ingredients (preferably organic). P.S. You won’t find Kool-Whip® in our recipes! We spent countless hours researching these desserts to find those that are actually made-from-scratch and in 30 minutes--not an easy task. We also took unprecedented time to edit the recipes so that they were simple and easy to follow--and in plain English! We also included the author's notes where applicable and comments from Dough-Punchers™, or those who had made the recipes with success, whose tips were invaluable. Our book is the first in our Dough-Punchers™ series… Dough-Puncher™ is an old Western term for those who rustled up the grub and made the cowboys happy! (After all, the way to a happy cowboy is through his stomach.) Are you a Dough-Puncher™? If you love to punch-the-“dough” (from the Middle English, meaning a "mass of flour or meal moistened and mixed for baking…), and love to make people happy with your culinary delights, then YES you are! The Editors of CakeChatter™ hope that you enjoy our book! After all, there’s nothing better than punching-the-dough and making your family and friends happy—just like Grandma!