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Cookbook Giveaway: Food Network Magazine’s Sweet

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who don’t appreciate desserts, and those who possess insatiable sweet teeth. For the (far wiser, fun-loving) latter, there exists an endless Internet of blogged confections, pinned pastries and ‘grammed goodies to inspire treat seekers to break out their stand mixers. But when it comes to baking, precision (and testing and cross-testing recipes) is key. And that’s where an esteemed brand like Food Network — and its talented culinary staff — comes into play, empowering you with ironclad recipes for drama-free at-home dessert creation.

In the nearly six years that Food Network Magazine has been published, Food Network Kitchen has been enticing readers with spectacular sweets, from burger- or cheese-wheel-shaped fake-out cakes to trusty cookies, cupcakes and pies for big occasions and everyday celebrations alike. Now the magazine editors are publishing Sweet: Our Best Cupcakes, Cookies, Candy and More (on sale Aug. 19), a book that gathers these myriad treats into clear categorized chapters for swift, sugary kitchen navigation.

Interspersed between the cleanly printed recipes and full-page photos are ideas for amping up basic recipes, like topping cupcakes with alphabet-shaped candies or rolling candy apples in surprising, savory ingredients. There’s something for everyone, from the wee kids to us fully grown kids at heart. (For example: We’re going to take a page out of our sister brand’s book by slipping a little rum into our next barbecue dessert with Boozy Cherry Chocolate Pies, shown above).)

Try a few recipes from Sweet: Our Best Cupcakes, Cookies, Candy and More today:
Boozy Cherry-Chocolate Pies
Jam Shortbread
Salted Pretzel-Marshmallow Bars

We’re giving away five copies of Sweet: Our Best Cupcakes, Cookies, Candy and More (one copy to each of five winners). All you have to do to enter is check out our slideshow of Cooking Channel’s Best Summer Dessert Recipes and leave a comment telling us which dish you like the best.

So, tell us, which Cooking Channel summer dessert recipe is your favorite? You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate back with you if you’re a winner. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.) We’re giving five very lucky, randomly selected commenters each a copy of Sweet: Our Best Cupcakes, Cookies, Candy and More. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., 21 years or older. Void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes starts at 2pm ET on Aug. 5, 2014 and ends at 6pm ET on Aug. 8, 2014. For full official rules, visit Sponsored by Cooking Channel, LLC, 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.


Comments (39)

  1. LynneMarie posted 08/05/2014

    The Frozen Peanut Butter Pie Pops look really good.

  2. maureen posted 08/05/2014

    The one that really caught my eye was the Grilled Banana Bread ice cream sandwiches

  3. Melissa posted 08/06/2014

    MATT'S CHERRY GALETTE… that looks delicious!

  4. Carla posted 08/06/2014

    Ah man! No fair, making me browse desserts this early in the morning. The Peaches and Cream Rustic Pie has me drooling.

  5. Preeti189 posted 08/06/2014

    The Peach Almond Crumble!! It was so easy to make and so delicious!

  6. Kara posted 08/06/2014

    The Salted Pretzel-Marshmallow Bars sound amazing!

  7. Julia posted 08/06/2014

    the ricotta orange pound cake with strawberries from Giada De Laurentiis. quintessential summer flavors and I can just hear Giada's authentic Italian pronunciation of ricotta as I read the title

  8. Michael K posted 08/06/2014

    Gotta be the lemon meringue pie by Alton Brown it combines three of my favorite things: lemon, pie and Alton Brown

  9. Cindy posted 08/06/2014

    Yum to Bobby Flay's Peach Blackberry Pie – that SCREAMS summertime. It would scream it even louder with a nice scoop of Ben & Jerry's Vanilla Ice Cream

  10. pamartinsk8 posted 08/07/2014

    The Cast Iron Blueberry Cobbler with some homemade vanilla ice cream melting over the top..YUMMY I do a lot of cast iron cooking.

  11. Danielle G posted 08/07/2014

    The Cast-Iron Blueberry cobbler looked perfect. great for entertaining or enjoying on your own:) sounds delicious

  12. Gabrielle C posted 08/07/2014

    The Lemon meringue pie, TOO yummy. And I love Alton Brown,

  13. Shelly Z posted 08/07/2014

    Cast Iron Blueberry Cobbler using blueberries grown in my yard sounds wonderful.

  14. Lily H. posted 08/08/2014

    The Salted Pretzel Marshmallow bars look oh so yummy!

  15. smfsprout posted 08/08/2014

    I have a new set of cast iron pans just waiting to be used on the Cast Iron Blueberry Cobbler.

  16. Eileen posted 08/08/2014

    I'd go for any of the desserts with peaches as I am able to get peaches from Masumoto Farms in Del Rey and although the peaches themselves are delicious, used in any of the desserts – they would be fabulous!

  17. Kathy Kuhl posted 08/08/2014

    The Louie and Pete's Peach Crisp looks like something I would want to make.

  18. Susan H posted 08/08/2014

    The chocolate ice cream looks fantastic! i'm on an ice cream kick this summer!!!

  19. Joseph Wydawski posted 08/08/2014

    Definitely lemon meringue pie from Alton Brown

  20. Judy Spinelli posted 08/08/2014

    Anything with cherries or peaches is a winner with me!!! Cherry Pie–Yum!!!!

  21. Rebecca Wilson posted 08/08/2014

    The strawberry margarita ice pops grabbed my attention!

  22. Siobhan posted 08/08/2014

    Cast iron blueberry cobbler is great!!

  23. linda campton posted 08/08/2014

    Without a doubt, the peach cobbler! ~

  24. Faye Geilfuss posted 08/08/2014

    Cast iron blueberry cobbler

  25. Angie posted 08/08/2014

    I would love to have the chocolate peanut butter fudge sundae.

  26. Beverly Mucha posted 08/08/2014

    Would love to win the giveaway from Food Network. All the desserts look delicious and seem quite easy to prepare. Good luck to everyone – this is sure "Sweet"!

  27. Barbra Holland posted 08/08/2014

    Peach Almond Crumble. I love it because it's gluten free, and I replace the nutmeg with cinnamon (I'm allergic to nutmeg).

  28. kenneth morris posted 08/08/2014

    Where is the entry form?

  29. Penny Hall posted 08/09/2014

    Boozy cherry-chocolate pies!!

  30. Candace Green posted 08/09/2014

    It's a toss-up between the strawberry margarita pops and the sangria pops. Both sound utterly refreshing on a warm summer evening.

  31. Karlene Carnegie posted 08/09/2014

    Do I have to choose?? OK OK…….then I guess it will have to be the Salted Pretzel-Marshmallow Bars.

  32. Charries posted 08/09/2014

    OMG! The Salted Pretzel-Marshmallow Bars and Frozen Peanut Butter Pie Pops made my mouth water. Seriously can't wait to try at home!!! Yummy!! Just in time for Fall!!

  33. Renee Johnson posted 08/09/2014

    Peach and Raspberry Shortcake

  34. Amanda F posted 08/09/2014

    Salted Pretzel-Marshmallow Bars

  35. Shawn A posted 08/09/2014

    Louie and Pete's Peach Crisp

  36. mARISA l posted 08/09/2014


  37. cathy posted 08/09/2014

    I like simple and tasty, a rustic pie always gets me.

  38. Sandy posted 08/09/2014

    Cherry pie "inspired by an Old Fashioned"

  39. kathy posted 08/11/2014


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