Apple Fritter Muffins

One of my favorite cookbooks in recent years is Cooking Light: Way to Cook. It’s a fabulous collection of some of their greatest recipes- and the best part about it is that they show you a visual step-by-step how to make things and different techniques, etc.  They have a new cookbook out now called Cooking Light: Way to Bake- with the same concept! Lots of step-by-step photos and instructions for different methods of baking. I tested out Apple Fritter Muffins from Way to Bake.

I know they sound evil with the whole “Apple Fritter” title and all. Apple fritters are among my most favorite evil breakfast donuts on the planet. Well, the title is a little deceiving because these aren’t like *those* apple fritters.

They’re a muffin… full of chunks of fresh apples… not deep fried or evil in any way.

And they’re topped with a sweet and simple glaze.

You can pretend like you’re eating an apple fritter (without all of those deep-fried, apple fritter calories).

I’ve included calorie and weight watcher’s point information… in case you might be headed in the direction of caring about that kind of stuff come January 1st.  Don’t expect them to taste like Apple Fritters, but they are very good, healthy apple muffins with a sweet glaze.  We didn’t have any problem gobbling them up within a couple of days.

This recipe comes from this wonderful new cookbook: Cooking Light Way to Bake.

Here’s a peek at the inside.  I don’t know about you, but I need this kind of stuff when I cook.  That’s why I love step-by-step recipe bloggers!! :)

The book focuses on showing you how to bake in a healthier way w/ step-by-step instructions and 150+ recipes.  There are more than 600 photos- great for us visual learners, right?

For a chance to win one of three copies of Way to Bake, leave one comment below telling me something that you’d really like to learn how to bake. Three winners will be chosen randomly via random.org on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 28th and will be contacted via email (please be sure to provide a valid email address). This giveaway is open to anyone with a USA mailing address. Each winner will receive one copy of the Way to Bake cookbook. This giveaway is now closed.  Randomly selected winners are commenters #5 (Beverly), #193 (Amanda) and #227 (Dee).  Congrats & thanks to all for entering!

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Apple Fritter Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 18 min

Ingredients:

Muffins:
1 1/2 cups cake flour (6 ounces)
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour (2.38 ounces)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vanilla almond milk or soy milk
3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
6 ounce carton of plain, fat- free yogurt
1 large egg
1 cup finely diced, peeled Granny Smith apple

Glaze:
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla almond milk or soy milk

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Fill a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. Spray them lightly with cooking spray.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.

4. Stir together vanilla milk, oil, yogurt and egg in a small bowl. Add it to the dry ingredients and stir just until moist. Gently fold in the apple chunks. Spoon about 2 tablespoons batter into each muffin cup.

5. Bake for 18 minutes, or until the muffins spring back when touched lightly in the center. Remove muffins from pans immediately and place them on a wire rack.

6. Combine glaze ingredients, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon glaze over each muffin. Serve warm.

Tips:

*Why use cake flour? It produces a lighter, fluffier muffin with a tender crumb. All-purpose flour won't produce the same results.
*If you have access to Saigon cinnamon, use that. It's a variety of cinnamon that has a sweet flavor and a more intense aroma.
*It's okay to substitute regular milk for the almond milk.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 muffin
Calories per serving: 178
Fat per serving: 4.3g
Saturated Fat per serving: .4g
Fiber per serving: 1.2g
Protein per serving: 3.7g
Cholesterol per serving: 18mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 31.7g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 5 Old Points Program: 4

Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Way to Bake)

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236 Responses to “Apple Fritter Muffins”

  1. 1

    Laura Kaufman — December 26, 2011 @ 3:12 AM

    I would love to learn how to make a really great frittata

  2. 2

    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — December 26, 2011 @ 3:16 AM

    I’d really like to learn how to bake bread and not feel intimidated by it!

    Your muffins look great..love the big apple chunks!

  3. 3

    Lily B — December 26, 2011 @ 3:28 AM

    My “love to learn” recipe would be real Paris-style macarons!

  4. 4

    Val — December 26, 2011 @ 3:48 AM

    Pie crust!! I do a fair job but could definitely improve!

  5. 5

    Beverly — December 26, 2011 @ 3:53 AM

    I would love to learn how to bake rustic/artisan loaves of bread.

  6. 6

    Ginny — December 26, 2011 @ 4:20 AM

    Challah or brioche. I’ve done most other types of breads, but I’ve yet to do these.

  7. 7

    Kim {Recipes To Run On} — December 26, 2011 @ 4:44 AM

    Lori, what great pictures! I jumped off my reader to come to your site as soon as I saw Apple Fritter Muffins…. how excited I was that they are LIGHT! Yay! Cannot wait to make these. That’s what I love about Cooking Light magazines and Cook Books… great dishes that are also good food choices. This book is on my wish list.

    I’d love to learn to bake “light”. I love making desserts. But this year as I get back on track with WW after too much holiday indulgence, I look forward to making them light.

  8. 8

    Alicia Keen — December 26, 2011 @ 5:09 AM

    i would love to learn how to bake good popovers

  9. 9

    Katie — December 26, 2011 @ 5:25 AM

    I would like to get more comfortable baking breads and pie crusts.

  10. 10

    kelley — December 26, 2011 @ 5:51 AM

    Apple fritters are my favorite doughnut and it’s what I almost always pick if I’m indulging. These muffins sounds wonderful and the liners are so cute!

  11. 11

    Donna — December 26, 2011 @ 6:09 AM

    The muffins look great! I would like to make buns…fluffy whole wheat buns…help!

  12. 12

    Heather — December 26, 2011 @ 6:17 AM

    These look delicious! I’d love to learn how to make cheesecake though, I made one once and it was disastrous lol

  13. 13

    Rhonda Kay — December 26, 2011 @ 6:27 AM

    These muffins look yummy. I would like to make whole wheat bread.

  14. 14

    Jenn — December 26, 2011 @ 6:33 AM

    I love cookbooks with lots of pictures! I want to learn how to make creme brulee!
    zbabyruth[at]aol[dot]com

  15. 15

    Tracy Meyer — December 26, 2011 @ 6:33 AM

    I’d really like to learn to bake healthier treats like this for my family. I’ve been gradually switching them to as much whole grain and simple foods as I can!

  16. 16

    Cheryl R — December 26, 2011 @ 6:52 AM

    Pie crust – or anything that you roll out.

  17. 17

    Jen — December 26, 2011 @ 7:05 AM

    I would like to learn to make prune tarts but I hear it is a lot of work.

  18. 18

    Charlotte — December 26, 2011 @ 7:18 AM

    I would start with the apple fritter muffins! They look wonderful!

  19. 19

    Wendy Zachariewicz — December 26, 2011 @ 7:22 AM

    I always wanted to learn how to make bread and those muffins look delicious as well. I have a lot of apples so I will be making those over Christmas break ( I work for a school system). I would love to win one of those cookbooks!

  20. 20

    Jennifer — December 26, 2011 @ 7:22 AM

    I like to learn how to bake a perfect challah.

  21. 21

    Kim — December 26, 2011 @ 7:24 AM

    I’ve always wanted to try to make a pumpkin roll – they scare the heck out of me!

  22. 22

    TaraOBrien — December 26, 2011 @ 7:32 AM

    I’d like to learn how to bake a pie–for some reason I’m too scared to attempt it!

  23. 23

    Veronica @ Café con Leche — December 26, 2011 @ 7:49 AM

    i’d lovee to learn how to bake a cheesecake! never done it before….

  24. 24

    Julie Cendejas — December 26, 2011 @ 7:52 AM

    I’ve always wanted to learn to bake bread – yeast is always scary to me for some strange reason.
    LOVE the looks of these muffins – I love ANY apple type of dessert!

  25. 25

    Deborah — December 26, 2011 @ 8:05 AM

    I have a bit of a muffin obsession, and I think I need to add these to my list! I would love to learn how to make macarons – I think I’m going to attempt them this weekend!!

  26. 26

    renee — December 26, 2011 @ 8:12 AM

    cheesecake (waterbth and all) HANDS DOWN!!!!

  27. 27

    Michele — December 26, 2011 @ 8:20 AM

    hmm, i’d love love love to learn how to make pannetone because it looks gorgeous and it’s yummy and calorie-ful whee.

  28. 28

    Anita — December 26, 2011 @ 8:50 AM

    My husband just had a mild heart attack and I need to learn how to cook healthier – but favorful meals.

  29. 29

    Katrease — December 26, 2011 @ 9:12 AM

    I would love to learn how to make souffle. My husband and I had some for our anniversary in November and it was sooo tasty!

  30. 30

    Melissa — December 26, 2011 @ 9:15 AM

    I’d love to learn how to make a traditional Buche de Noël with meringue mushrooms. Maybe one day I will be adventurous enough!

  31. 31

    Kara — December 26, 2011 @ 10:28 AM

    I would love to learn to bake Croissants!

  32. 32

    Angel Gladden — December 26, 2011 @ 10:45 AM

    I would love to get better at baking sourdough bread — that stinkin’ starter always gets me!

  33. 33

    Haley — December 26, 2011 @ 11:00 AM

    I would love to learn to bake a healthy version of carrot cake. It would put a smile on my face & I am pretty sure my boyfriend would appreciate it as well!

  34. 34

    Bianca — December 26, 2011 @ 11:10 AM

    I would like recipes for different types of pies!

  35. 35

    Kari — December 26, 2011 @ 11:18 AM

    I’m unable to make any of my baked goods look pretty. I can’t make a pretty pie crust or decorate a cake. I’d love to get better at that.

  36. 36

    Marilyn — December 26, 2011 @ 11:21 AM

    I would love to learn to make brioche! It’s just so yummy!

  37. 37

    Jamie W — December 26, 2011 @ 11:23 AM

    i’d love to learn how to make a beautiful, lightened up, and delicious apple pie!

  38. 38

    Patti Z — December 26, 2011 @ 11:48 AM

    I love to bake but have never been successful at layer cakes. I’d love to bake beautiful layer cakes.

  39. 39

    Heidi Diller — December 26, 2011 @ 12:04 PM

    I would love- love- love to know how to make my own pretzels. You know, those type you need all the willpower in the world to walk by in the mall. But can you “health em up” for the New Year? Varieties like whole wheat or even sourdough would be great!

  40. 40

    Lauren — December 26, 2011 @ 12:35 PM

    I would love to learn how to bake anything Red Velvet for my boyfriend! It’s his favorite flavor!!!

  41. 41

    Kristi DuBay — December 26, 2011 @ 12:35 PM

    I would love to learn to bake a really pretty lattice top pie because mine always end up stained from the berries.

  42. 42

    Barbara — December 26, 2011 @ 12:39 PM

    would love to figure out how to make a souffle.

  43. 43

    Martha — December 26, 2011 @ 12:42 PM

    love cookbooks with detailed how to pictures!

  44. 44

    Sharon — December 26, 2011 @ 12:42 PM

    Yum! Definitely trying these. I want to learn to bake scones!

  45. 45

    martina Fegan — December 26, 2011 @ 12:43 PM

    I would like to learn how to make macaroons – they look so delicious!

  46. 46

    Theresa — December 26, 2011 @ 12:43 PM

    I love to bake, but have never made a great pumpernickel (spelling?) bread1

  47. 47

    Courtney — December 26, 2011 @ 12:45 PM

    Looks yummy! Def on my “to bake” list:)

  48. 48

    Cristina — December 26, 2011 @ 12:50 PM

    My all time favorite are croissants. One of these days I will find the time and patience to bake them :)

  49. 49

    Amilia @justeverydayme — December 26, 2011 @ 12:51 PM

    I’d like to be able to make bread more often…but I’m a little scared of using yeast!

  50. 50

    Lorrie — December 26, 2011 @ 12:51 PM

    You know, it would be great to bake anything without a mix. I’m a simple woman, but I’d like to bake healthier, if anything.

  51. 51

    Jodi — December 26, 2011 @ 12:51 PM

    This would be an awesome addition to my cookbook collection! Plus trying to find healthy good tasting recipes for my husband who has to eat low fat low sodium is difficult!

  52. 52

    Ysolde — December 26, 2011 @ 12:53 PM

    I want to perfect my cakes for my kids’ birthdays!!

  53. 53

    Carolyn — December 26, 2011 @ 12:53 PM

    I would love to bake healthy treats apple frittas look so good and only 4 ww points

  54. 54

    Rica — December 26, 2011 @ 12:57 PM

    I would love to learn more about easy healthy recipes.

  55. 55

    stephanie — December 26, 2011 @ 1:00 PM

    Yum! I would love to learn to bake almost anything yummy and “light”!

  56. 56

    Jill — December 26, 2011 @ 1:02 PM

    I would really like to get better at baking yeast breads. My past few attempts have been flops.

  57. 57

    Linda H — December 26, 2011 @ 1:08 PM

    Whole wheat bread — from grinding the wheat to making something that isn’t a brick. AND — how to do it at a high altitude.

  58. 58

    Jennifer — December 26, 2011 @ 1:08 PM

    These muffins look delicious! I’m going to have to try them soon!
    I would love to bake a perfect looking (and tasting) cheesecake.

  59. 59

    Kimberly — December 26, 2011 @ 1:09 PM

    I’d love to learn to bake tarts. Somehoe is it something I just haven’t attempted, but I LOVE the lemon tart at La Maddeline.
    The apple fritters look great. They are on my list of breakfasts for the week. I have some apples I need to use. Thanks!

  60. 60

    Beth H — December 26, 2011 @ 1:15 PM

    I would love to learn to make a healthy, wheat pie crust. I’ve never tried, but am getting close to attempting it. I make a chicken pot pie, and would love a healthier crust for it.

  61. 61

    Pam Dunlap — December 26, 2011 @ 1:15 PM

    Will be making these soon!!

  62. 62

    Becky H — December 26, 2011 @ 1:19 PM

    I would like to learn how to make cinnamon rolls!

  63. 63

    Carol — December 26, 2011 @ 1:21 PM

    I would love to learn how to make and bake homemade puff pastry and Italian Panettone.

  64. 64

    Sandy — December 26, 2011 @ 1:27 PM

    These look delicious! My husband loves apple pie but has promised to eat healthier as of Jan. 1. This looks like a great option!

  65. 65

    Danielle D. — December 26, 2011 @ 1:35 PM

    Id love to learn how to make sourdough bread.

  66. 66

    Amy — December 26, 2011 @ 1:44 PM

    I want to learn how to make a cheesecake.

  67. 67

    KJ in IA — December 26, 2011 @ 1:53 PM

    I would love to learn a lighter way to cheesecake.

  68. 68

    Kathy — December 26, 2011 @ 1:57 PM

    I would like to learn how to bake breads!

  69. 69

    Melissa C. — December 26, 2011 @ 2:27 PM

    I would love to learn how to make an amazingly rich chocolate mouse.

  70. 70

    kale @ tastes good to me! — December 26, 2011 @ 2:30 PM

    Ooh one of my favorite things ever used to be apple fritters! Until I discovered blueberry fritters… but I could be brought back to the fold with this one!

  71. 71

    Paula Ramsay — December 26, 2011 @ 2:30 PM

    Those fritters look amazing and i will definitely be trying those! But I really want to learn to bake pies with the perfect pie crust. I’m a pretty decent baker, but pies intimidate me, so I totally avoid them!!! So sad!

  72. 72

    Noreen Rak — December 26, 2011 @ 2:45 PM

    Great site! I love apple fritters so I plan on trying your recipe. Thanks for Sharing!

  73. 73

    Kadi — December 26, 2011 @ 2:47 PM

    I love that this recipe won’t break the diet-bank… but still looks delicious! I need a cookbook that will allow me to bake some tasty, but healthy items! Thanks for the awesome giveaway

  74. 74

    Maureen — December 26, 2011 @ 2:48 PM

    I would love to know how to make a few things one of them being a pie. I have a custard pie in specific in mind.

  75. 75

    Noreen Rak — December 26, 2011 @ 2:50 PM

    Thank you again for scrumptious recipes! I would love to learn how to make caraway seed (dark or regular) rye bread. I seem to have a problem searching or deciding on what to put in it, so I would love it if you could help! Thanks!

  76. 76

    Sarah Z. — December 26, 2011 @ 2:53 PM

    I love apple fritters!! can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  77. 77

    Patricia Pinkston — December 26, 2011 @ 3:03 PM

    Pies! I bake cakes and cookies, but have never mastered pie crust.

  78. 78

    Patty — December 26, 2011 @ 3:25 PM

    Cooking Light is my favorite magazine. Silly me I did’t think of looking for cookbooks by them. My hubby was just diagnosed with pre diabetes and I would love to learn how to bake without all the sugars.

  79. 79

    ToniAnn — December 26, 2011 @ 3:31 PM

    I would love to learn how to make a healthy version of a cinnamon bun! Thanks!

  80. 80

    Alice Terner — December 26, 2011 @ 3:35 PM

    I can’t wait to get home from our holiday travels so I can start to bake the apple muffins! I really appreciate the WW points information in the recipe. I am looking forward to a low sugar (Splenda is ok) and high protein cookie or bar cookie for my grandchildren with GSD (glycogen storage disease)
    Alice T

  81. 81

    sharon holderman — December 26, 2011 @ 3:47 PM

    I’d love to learn how to bake stuff with puff pastry or phyllo dough. I have tried each one and didn’t have great success, so I’d love to find some great go-to recipes that use them!

  82. 82

    Linda — December 26, 2011 @ 3:52 PM

    I’d like to learn how to make a really good pound cake without having to whip and fold egg whites. Thank you Lori

  83. 83

    Corey Crist — December 26, 2011 @ 3:56 PM

    I have been looking for a long time for a recipe for the Danish Butter cookies, like the ones sold in a tin at Christmas time. I came the closest this year, but still not there yet…I would love some help with this!!!!

  84. 84

    Marnely Rodriguez — December 26, 2011 @ 5:02 PM

    I’d love to learn how to bake ethnic breads from all over Latin America

  85. 85

    Sarah — December 26, 2011 @ 5:17 PM

    I would love to bake a Red Velvet cake, I bake cakes all the time but have never baked a Red Velvet cake!

  86. 86

    dorothy mora — December 26, 2011 @ 5:21 PM

    apple fritters are one of those treats that call my name when i lose my ability to reason with myself- look forward to trying these!
    would like to learn how to use phyllo dough and to make a delicious but less caloric pound cake :-)

  87. 87

    Nicole — December 26, 2011 @ 5:32 PM

    I love cooking light, and I can’t wait to try these muffins!

  88. 88

    Sarah J — December 26, 2011 @ 5:40 PM

    Bread…I’ve done a couple loaves but I’m still intimidated!

  89. 89

    Rebecca — December 26, 2011 @ 6:01 PM

    I would love to learn how to bake breads and a cherry pie from scratch.

  90. 90

    Donna Winans — December 26, 2011 @ 6:07 PM

    I would really like to learn how to bake Linzer Tart cookies!

  91. 91

    John — December 26, 2011 @ 6:15 PM

    I would really like to know how to make pies. Since mom can no longer make then I need to make them.

  92. 92

    Nancy Cirillo — December 26, 2011 @ 6:27 PM

    Love the magazine. So I know I would love the cookbook !!

  93. 93

    Sue Pagano — December 26, 2011 @ 6:34 PM

    I would like to learn how to bake lighter and healthier baked goods….

  94. 94

    Beatriz Bailey — December 26, 2011 @ 6:37 PM

    I’d love to bake all healthy treats – for our health, but also for our daughters. Teaching them to cook and bake “the healthy way” while still enjoying your meals and treats sounds wonderful. I have the CL way to cook, would love the bake one too :)

  95. 95

    Tina S — December 26, 2011 @ 6:48 PM

    I really really want to learn how to make bread. I love freshed baked bread over store bought. I just had some over the holidays that my aunt made and I decided that homemade bread is better than store bought. It doesn’t have that processed taste and it was delicious.

  96. 96

    Susan B — December 26, 2011 @ 6:55 PM

    I would love to learn how to make yeast breads (w/o my machine) and pie crusts. Those have always intimidated me.

  97. 97

    Allie — December 26, 2011 @ 7:18 PM

    I would love to learn to bake Ciabatta loaves.

  98. 98

    Christy — December 26, 2011 @ 7:20 PM

    I’ve never made biscotti-would like to try.

  99. 99

    Kiersten — December 26, 2011 @ 7:35 PM

    Would love to learn to make scones!

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    rebecca — December 26, 2011 @ 7:42 PM

    Omg those look delish!!! I would love to win that cookbook, i enjoy baking and knowing its healthier is even better!!

  101. 101

    Lisa — December 26, 2011 @ 7:47 PM

    Thanks so much for sharing. Can’t wait to try them :)

  102. 102

    Shay D. — December 26, 2011 @ 8:09 PM

    That cookbook looks awesome! I’d love to learn how to bake macarons and meringues.

  103. 103

    Kristen — December 26, 2011 @ 8:42 PM

    I would love to learn how to make scones or biscotti

  104. 104

    April was in CT now CA — December 26, 2011 @ 9:46 PM

    Baking bread is something I would love to be better at.

  105. 105

    patty — December 26, 2011 @ 11:43 PM

    I’d love to lear how to make a jelly roll that doesn’t crack!
    Thanks for this recipe.

  106. 106

    oregonjudy — December 26, 2011 @ 11:46 PM

    I’d like to master pie crust.

  107. 107

    Laurel Groff — December 27, 2011 @ 12:21 AM

    There are few if anythings that I haven’t at least made one attempt at baking, but I wish I was more comfortable with yeast products, especially the delicate pastry type breads….

  108. 108

    Brandi — December 27, 2011 @ 12:39 AM

    I would love to learn how to make French Macaroons!! I’ve bought several books on just macaroons and have all the ingredients, but for some reason I can’t make that leap.

  109. 109

    Jennie — December 27, 2011 @ 1:38 AM

    I still have not mastered pie crust!!

  110. 110

    Jamie — December 27, 2011 @ 2:33 AM

    I’d like to learn how to bake a really good cheesecake.

  111. 111

    Jo — December 27, 2011 @ 2:51 AM

    I would love to be able to make light fluffy parker house rolls. My grandmother was a master at it.

  112. 112

    Mary — December 27, 2011 @ 3:30 AM

    I would love to learn how to bake better yeast breads.

  113. 113

    SallyRan — December 27, 2011 @ 3:49 AM

    I am going to bake these apple muffins…they sound great…would like to learn to make croisants (sp)…. an easy way from scratch

  114. 114

    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — December 27, 2011 @ 4:00 AM

    I can’t believe these are cooking light, they sound amazing! I’d love to make pizza dough.

  115. 115

    Kim — December 27, 2011 @ 4:02 AM

    I am afraid of yeast!!! So I’d love to learn how to bake bread without being afraid.

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    Susan G — December 27, 2011 @ 4:14 AM

    I love to bake and this looks like a great recipe and wonderful cookbook. We’re starting to face a variety of minor health issues as we all get older here at home, so learning how to cook “healthier” is definitely something I’m interested in doing.

  117. 117

    Kelly Schaefer — December 27, 2011 @ 4:19 AM

    I would like to learn how to knead and make bread or a pie crust! Many thanks! Kelly

  118. 118

    Ilene — December 27, 2011 @ 4:29 AM

    I would like to try making some yeast breads.

  119. 119

    Dianne Nanney — December 27, 2011 @ 4:50 AM

    I consider myself a competent cook and I enjoy eating! The past year I am learning how to eat responsibly: healthier! This cookbook sounds like an awesome educational tool:) HAPPY NEW YAR!

  120. 120

    Barbara — December 27, 2011 @ 5:15 AM

    I would LOVE to learn how to make lightened versions of all my sweets!!

  121. 121

    Leslee — December 27, 2011 @ 5:17 AM

    Love to bake, searching for recipes that are healthier but still TASTY

  122. 122

    stacie — December 27, 2011 @ 5:41 AM

    I would love to make a cheesecake. I love to bake but never attempted that one.

  123. 123

    MichelleH — December 27, 2011 @ 5:44 AM

    I would love to learn how to make a souffle. I’ve always been afraid to try. Beyond that, lighter versions of baked goods would be wonderful!

  124. 124

    Shannon — December 27, 2011 @ 5:46 AM

    I would love to learn how to bake bread and pies. YUM!

  125. 125

    Jessica — December 27, 2011 @ 5:47 AM

    I would love to learn how to make cinnamon rolls with the filling staying IN the roll…my filling always floods out during baking. A close second would be learning how to make yeast breads, I just can’t seem to get it! My yeast rolls always end up like hockey pucks! :(.
    Thank you for the opportunity! I love Cooking Light magazine, didn’t know about these cookbooks!
    Happy New Year!

  126. 126

    Angie — December 27, 2011 @ 6:04 AM

    I love to learn how to make and bake brioche.

  127. 127

    Cindy Reed — December 27, 2011 @ 6:12 AM

    I thoroughly enjoy your site. My request… Homemade light, buttery and FLAKEY biscuits! I am prepared to break up my long-term partnership with the little dough boy. :)

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    Amy S. — December 27, 2011 @ 6:22 AM

    I’d love to learn the tricks of sourdough bread!

  129. 129

    Andrea Holloman — December 27, 2011 @ 6:23 AM

    I would like to be able to bake healthy, homemade brownies that don’t turn out like hockey pucks!

  130. 130

    Jessica — December 27, 2011 @ 6:28 AM

    I would like to learn how to make pie homemade crust and all. I found a pie pan on sale this weekend and want to use it!

  131. 131

    Kristin J. — December 27, 2011 @ 6:37 AM

    I would like to learn to bake sourdough bread. It’s my favorite and I’ve never attempted it.

  132. 132

    Mary Anne Perlmutter — December 27, 2011 @ 6:38 AM

    I want to know how to make a whole wheat pizza crust that is soft and tender. I love Cooking Light Cook Books. I would love to add this to my collection. Happy New Year! mapperlmutter@hotmail.com

  133. 133

    mom2lo — December 27, 2011 @ 6:40 AM

    So, I guess it doesn’t really go with the “Cooking Light” theme, but I sure would love to learn to bake those awesome chocolate molten lava cakes where the sinfully delicious chocolate oozes from the center… Mmmmmm! :)

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    Carol Sharp — December 27, 2011 @ 6:41 AM

    Povotica is an old Italian style cinnamon/date bread. I’ve read where it is found in other countries as well, sometimes spelled a little different but basically the same recipe. I tried it once and it was delicious – but it took all day to make. I’d like to make this bread more often but rarely find a full day to invest. It can also be filled with dried fruit and other favorite ingredients.

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    Paula — December 27, 2011 @ 6:58 AM

    Anything that says pastry but is light. I have a sweet tooth

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    Brandi Gandy — December 27, 2011 @ 6:58 AM

    I would like to learn how to make bread EASILY :)

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    Cristina F. — December 27, 2011 @ 6:58 AM

    I would really love to learn to bake a homemade apple pie! If there’s a healthier version of it, so much the better!!

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    Stephanie — December 27, 2011 @ 6:59 AM

    These look exceptional. Both of my parents (in their 60s) have decided to go on a diet and let this novice chef (me) help them. I would love to learn how to tweak their favorite recipes to make them healthier and or create new favorties for them. Thanks!

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    Sharon Victor — December 27, 2011 @ 7:06 AM

    I have always wanted to bake biscotti and orange or cimmamon rolls

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    Tera — December 27, 2011 @ 7:13 AM

    I would love to learn not one recipe, but a full themed menu especially for Valentines Day of light but luscious recipes.

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    sherryc — December 27, 2011 @ 7:14 AM

    I would love to learn how to make low calorie bread, cookies and cake. I have 100 pounds to lose.

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    Judy White — December 27, 2011 @ 7:18 AM

    I’d love to find a recipe for a light version of red velvet cake — the Waldorf Astoria version, not the southern version with cream cheese frosting. This one has the light & fluffy version of frosting. My family’s favoriite!!

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    LeAnne — December 27, 2011 @ 7:21 AM

    I am just beginning to test out my baking skills! I have made some of your dinner rolls for Thanksgiving and they were a hit! I would love to move on to some of the trickier breads!

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    Kim (@zurichnee) — December 27, 2011 @ 7:44 AM

    Oh, I love the look of that book – how to pictures are great! I’d like to learn how to make homemade bagels, croissants and I’ve never tried a Red Velvet Cake, so would love to give that a go too!

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    Rose — December 27, 2011 @ 8:06 AM

    I want to try my hand at yeast rolls.

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    Haley — December 27, 2011 @ 8:11 AM

    I would love to learn how to bake a cake from
    Scratch and decorate it!!!

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    Mary — December 27, 2011 @ 8:11 AM

    I would love to learn how to bake homemade pretzels. I love them.

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    Regina — December 27, 2011 @ 8:14 AM

    I could use some help with pie crusts!

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    Theresa Stanley — December 27, 2011 @ 8:17 AM

    It appears that baking bread might the hands-down most requested “I’d like to try…..” I would have to agree that thinking of baking yeast bread makes me want to stay far away from the kitchen! I would love to have a picture directory on how to make a perfect loaf of bread!

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    christylemon — December 27, 2011 @ 8:27 AM

    Oh, I’d love to learn how to bake an old-fashioned, by scratch, chocolate layer cake that taste like my Granny’s. And with that decadent frosting that almost tastes like fudge. Yummmm. Sigh. Sorry, I lost in a choco-induced haze of memories….

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    Ashley Palmer — December 27, 2011 @ 8:30 AM

    I would LOVE to learn how to make my grandmother’s yeast rolls. She doesn’t have a recipe though, so I don’t know if that will happen :(

    I would also love to learn how to make a real cheesecake for my husband- his all-time favorite!

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    Margie — December 27, 2011 @ 8:47 AM

    I had never had success at making bread – that’s what I would like to know how to do well!

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    Lauren — December 27, 2011 @ 8:49 AM

    These muffins look great and sound amazing!! Who doesn’t love an apple fritter?

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    Lori Hensley — December 27, 2011 @ 8:58 AM

    I would love to learn how to bake healthier things for my family.

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    Linda — December 27, 2011 @ 8:59 AM

    Pie crusts! Mine never turn out. Many a pie crust thrown out and a Pillsbury one used instead.

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    Marla — December 27, 2011 @ 9:02 AM

    I’d really like to learn some really good muffin recipes. I have a hard time finding muffins that aren’t dry and bland!

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    Martha — December 27, 2011 @ 9:15 AM

    I’d like to learn how to bake rye bread

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    Michelle — December 27, 2011 @ 9:19 AM

    I would love to learn how to bake an apple pie.

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    leanne — December 27, 2011 @ 9:26 AM

    Muffins – it’s so hard to find a good recipe that’s tender and moist but not on the verge of being a cupcake.

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    Julie — December 27, 2011 @ 9:36 AM

    Chocolate Babka! I’ve tried, but the dough always turns to goo because my kitchen is too warm :(

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    Sue Ames — December 27, 2011 @ 9:50 AM

    I have a big problem with making pie crusts from scratch that iare tender and tasty as well as having them not soggy.
    sue

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    Andi — December 27, 2011 @ 9:54 AM

    I’d love to learn to bake brownies that are not from a box, are yummy, and relatively healthy… This looks like a great cookbook, thanks for hosting the giveaway!!! :)

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    Shelley — December 27, 2011 @ 10:34 AM

    I would really like to learn how to bake great pies!

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    Mary Miller — December 27, 2011 @ 11:01 AM

    Hi, Lori – I am working on 31 days of healthy recipes for January (after a pretty crazy month full of sugar, butter, wine, etc.) and I think this one will be on my list! Thanks for sharing and for the beautiful pictures!

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    Kathy M. — December 27, 2011 @ 11:02 AM

    I woud like to learn to make shortbread cookies!

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    Carol P. — December 27, 2011 @ 11:20 AM

    Pie crusts!! I can’t make a pie crust worth a darn.

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    Jessica — December 27, 2011 @ 11:36 AM

    Homemade bread! I’ve made a few things with yeast, but I haven’t attempted a loaf of bread.

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    Kim W. — December 27, 2011 @ 12:05 PM

    I’d like to make a Pavlova!

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    Debbie Caraballo — December 27, 2011 @ 12:09 PM

    I also would love to be able to make a perfect pie crust! Just to say that I can…lol. And would love to win one of these awesome cookbooks….the muffins look heavenly!

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    Meghan — December 27, 2011 @ 12:33 PM

    I would love to learn how to make a cheesecake… I haven’t attempted to make one yet because I’m so intimidated!

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    Mary S — December 27, 2011 @ 12:40 PM

    I would like to get more comfortable baking breads and pie crusts.

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    Jamie Pruitt — December 27, 2011 @ 12:44 PM

    Homemade croissants! I tried them once to no avail.

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    Susie — December 27, 2011 @ 1:48 PM

    I’d love to learn how to bake crusty, sourdough bread!

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    Renee — December 27, 2011 @ 1:59 PM

    I’d like to learn more about bread baking. Just your average loaf of soft sandwich bread costs an arm and a leg out here on my island these days. It would be great to have my own fresh bread more often.

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    Roberta — December 27, 2011 @ 2:03 PM

    I would really like to learn to bake bread. Good crusty french bread.

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    Deebi27 — December 27, 2011 @ 2:24 PM

    I am a bread lover, therefore I would love to make yummy breads! I woukld be in hog heaven in my kitchen creating! Thanks!

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    michelle — December 27, 2011 @ 2:47 PM

    cheesecake!!

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    Tera — December 27, 2011 @ 2:50 PM

    I would love to learn to make a light and luscious Valentine’s Day theme menu!

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    courtney flud — December 27, 2011 @ 3:44 PM

    i love how to teaches you to cook things you Love but healthier !! thats very important to me i have a husband with a heart condition so cutting out as much fat and sugar from the things i make for our family is very important to us. i love baking and anyway i can continue to do that and have him enjoy it too would be great :)

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    Tracey — December 27, 2011 @ 4:18 PM

    I would love to begin baking sourdough bread in 2012! We love to eat it but I’ve always thought it was really difficult….

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the Cooking Light cookbook! Really enjoy the magazine…I’ve subscribed for years. :)

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    Karen — December 27, 2011 @ 4:27 PM

    I love to bake and I am addicted to cookbooks :)

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    Georgiana — December 27, 2011 @ 4:44 PM

    I have two cooking goals for 2012– one is to learn how to make a pie crust without having a meltdown, and the second one is to get better at making sauces.

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    Kimiko — December 27, 2011 @ 5:01 PM

    I would really like to learn how to bake macarons…I hear they can be difficult, so I’ve been a little afraid to attempt them. I don’t like failures in the kitchen! But I need to work up the courage and try it!

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    Lea @gourmetmommy — December 27, 2011 @ 5:21 PM

    Yum, these look great and perfect after a month of eating holiday meals. I’m a terrible baker, so would love to learn how to bake a wonderful fruit tart just in time for spring. Obviously, I’m completely ready to skip winter!

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    Dee in Idaho — December 27, 2011 @ 5:21 PM

    Please enter me for the cookbook giveaway!

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    Sara Burnette — December 27, 2011 @ 5:26 PM

    I would love to learn how to bake healthy breads!

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    Jenni — December 27, 2011 @ 5:43 PM

    Dang, I’m too late for the giveaway, but these muffins will probably be a great consolation prize! I ADORE apple fritters, they are my weak spot, for sure!!

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    KS — December 27, 2011 @ 6:28 PM

    I would like to know how to bake artisan breads.

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — December 27, 2011 @ 7:25 PM

    Great healthy twist to regular apple fritters. Need to make some. Soon :)

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    NATALIE CERVANTES — December 27, 2011 @ 7:30 PM

    Those look yummy! I would love to win the cookbook!

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    Natalie — December 27, 2011 @ 7:32 PM

    I would love to learn to bake healthy treats for my family!

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    Debbie — December 27, 2011 @ 8:17 PM

    Love your site, and these look wonderful! I love any kind of baking, but pie crust is where I lack (I end up relying on store-bought.)

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    Amanda — December 27, 2011 @ 9:33 PM

    I’d like to learn how to make somewhat healthier donuts. Got a donut pan for Christmas and a mini donut maker! Can’t wait to try them out.

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    Daphne — December 27, 2011 @ 10:44 PM

    I would like to learn how to bake with yeast.

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    Kim K. — December 28, 2011 @ 2:35 AM

    I tackled macarons in 2011 so next year it’s going to be croissants.

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    sara — December 28, 2011 @ 4:00 AM

    I love this recipe! The cookbook looks great too. I want to learn how to make a perfect souffle

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    Tracey A — December 28, 2011 @ 4:18 AM

    I have never made biscotti before, the real way. What a great book!

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    Cheryl — December 28, 2011 @ 4:55 AM

    I also love apple fritters! Will have to hang on to this recipe. I would love to learn how to bake a chocolate pie (with meringue). Haven’t even tried it yet but would love to find a good recipe for it. My Mother-in-law makes a mean chocolate pie and I am looking for my own recipe because my husband already has in his mind that anyone else can not possibly make his Moms’ recipe as good as her. Would love to be one of the chosen few!! :o)

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    Karen @ Sugartown Sweets — December 28, 2011 @ 5:59 AM

    These look so delicious..we love the apple fritters @ The Apple Barn in Pigeon Forge. Can’t wait to try these!

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    Dawn P — December 28, 2011 @ 6:17 AM

    I would love to learn how to make pies with homemade pie crusts. (Rather than the frozen pie crusts I always resort to now because I’m too intimidated by the idea of making my own!)

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    bevb. — December 28, 2011 @ 7:49 AM

    I am planning on trying some different french pastries in the months ahead and I’m sure there will be some “teachable moments” in the process.

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    Michelle B — December 28, 2011 @ 8:03 AM

    I’m new to your blog and love it! Thank you… I need to find healthier options this coming year. (Yes, my new years resolution will be to lose a few) So I would love to learn to bake anything a little lighter. But I would like to know how to make some really yummy breadsticks.

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    Meghan — December 28, 2011 @ 8:19 AM

    I would love to learn how to make great whole wheat bread.

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    Bonnie — December 28, 2011 @ 8:23 AM

    I’ve never made rolls and I’d love to learn!

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    Cassie — December 28, 2011 @ 11:23 AM

    I love Cooking Light cookbooks! I have always wanted to make bagels, but have never taken the chance to try it. Beautiful photographs!

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    gizmar — December 28, 2011 @ 11:29 AM

    you picked the absolute best time of year to be looking at a Cooking Light Cookbook and man, could I use it right now – I’m so into my stretchy pants.

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    Mary Cain — December 28, 2011 @ 11:32 AM

    Love to learn to bake choc chip cheesecake!

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    Stacy — December 28, 2011 @ 11:37 AM

    I would like to learn how to make 3-layer cookies (rainbow ones)

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    Michelle — December 28, 2011 @ 11:37 AM

    Looks like a fabulous cookbook, need to improve and try more baking!

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    Catherine Campbell — December 28, 2011 @ 11:44 AM

    I would like to learn to make a great gumbo.

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    Lynn Graham — December 28, 2011 @ 11:46 AM

    I would like to learn how to make pie crusts, mine always turn out very bad and I dont like store bought. Also, homemade pasta!

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    Amanda — December 28, 2011 @ 11:50 AM

    I would love to learn how to bake bread and pizza dough, I’ve always been intimidated by it but plan on learning soon

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    Lauren S. — December 28, 2011 @ 11:57 AM

    I would love to learn how to bake more artisan type breads. Nom Nom NOm

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    Janna — December 28, 2011 @ 12:21 PM

    I would really like to learn how to make homemade bread.

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    Carol — December 28, 2011 @ 12:27 PM

    I would like to learn to bake more with the spent grains from making our own beer. I have tried cookies and rolls, but I’d like to try some breads and pizza crusts.

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    Rebecca — December 28, 2011 @ 1:21 PM

    I’d like to be able to make amazing cakes from scratch. Mine always fall.

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    Teresa — December 28, 2011 @ 2:18 PM

    This looks like a spectacular cookbook to start out the new year. The pictures on your blog are wonderful also!

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    Mary Milbrandt — December 28, 2011 @ 2:30 PM

    I would love to give the book to my daughter-in-law who wants to learn how to bake ….how to cook. It would be something she would love, as would my son, my grandson, and my soon to be granddaughter!

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    Agnes — December 28, 2011 @ 2:41 PM

    I would love to learn how to make a cheesecake! i want to learn how to make a really delicious one, because my previous attempts have not turned out so well!

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    vanillasugarblog — December 28, 2011 @ 2:41 PM

    whenever we go to a fair i always get the deep fried fritters first.
    man i love those but they don’t love me.
    need to try these instead, they might love me better ;-)

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    Linda — December 28, 2011 @ 2:42 PM

    I’d love to try to make cheesecake. I have a spring form pan, but it’s sitting idle in the cupboard… :)

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    Carla — December 28, 2011 @ 3:10 PM

    I would love to learn how to make great croissants.

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    christine @ oatmeal in my bowl — December 28, 2011 @ 5:41 PM

    Ooo. I do not have this Cooking Light cookbook. I would love to learn how to bake a really good apple pie. heard its all in the crust. ;)

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    Marie — December 28, 2011 @ 8:49 PM

    I’d love to learn how to bake croissants. My neighbor brought over some chocolate stuffed ones for Christmas breakfast and I’ve been dreaming of them since!

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    Cindy — December 28, 2011 @ 10:03 PM

    The perfect apple pie is what I would love to master!
    My husband loves apple pie :)
    My grandmother made the best apple pie, and she didn’t even use a recipe!
    I should have took notes when she made it!

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    Marcia — December 28, 2011 @ 10:57 PM

    I would like to learn to bake sourdough bread!

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    Dee — December 28, 2011 @ 11:51 PM

    I want to learn how to make a yummy flaky pie crust.

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    Christina Loy — December 29, 2011 @ 11:36 AM

    I would like to conquer pie crust. I know it sound simple but trust me it is my arch nemesis. The one thing that kicks my butt. My resolution is to make a beautiful pie crust with pretty edges!!

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    sam — December 29, 2011 @ 12:32 PM

    I would like to learn how to make a really pretty pie crust

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    Bek — December 29, 2011 @ 12:42 PM

    The recipes look great. I would love to check out the cookbook.

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    Amanda — December 29, 2011 @ 2:57 PM

    I’m not sure about what I would like to bake, but I would *love* to be able to make PRETTY baked goods. I’ve got the whole yumminess part down, but my cakes and decorated cookies always end up looking, er, rustic. :-/

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    Ann — December 30, 2011 @ 7:44 AM

    What a great recipe, thanks for sharing!

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    Carley — December 30, 2011 @ 3:16 PM

    I would really like to learn how to bake healthier-this would be the perfect cook book for me!!

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    Jen — December 31, 2011 @ 10:46 AM

    I would love to learn how to perfect the perfect cheesecake- this cookbook sounds like the perfect remedy!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — January 4, 2012 @ 7:20 PM

    What a great recipe! I love apple muffins!! Great morning breakfast!

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    Terry — January 13, 2012 @ 7:46 PM

    Very festive looking! I have trouble making any baked goods beautiful, but yours certainly are.