We’re in the News!

The calendar may say spring, but here at the Countryman offices, it still seems like winter. Still, there must be something in the air, because everyone seems to be talking about our books! Maybe a little birdie told them on its way back north?

First of all, Dessert for Two is still going strong. Not only was it names one of the best cookbooks of the month by Amazon, newspapers and blogs just can’t stop talking about the beautiful pictures and perfectly-portioned treats. The Gaston Gazette loved the sour cream pound cake cupcakes. Baking Bites praised Christina Lane for maintaining easy, sensible measurements when scaling down recipes. Cookie Madness made a warm brownie sundae, while Bake at 350 went straight for the brownies.


Grandparents.com also couldn’t get enough of Countryman authors’ great desserts. They were charmed by Christina Lane’s banana puddings in Mason jars (from Dessert for Two) as well as her easy Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge and Four-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies.


But they didn’t stop there. Grandparents.com was also enchanted by Anne Haynie Collins’ recipes from Vintage Pies, including coconut cream pie, shoofly pie, and chocolate cream pie.


If Vintage Pies whetted your appetite for history, then The New England Diner Cookbook is for you. Try a blueberry cake made with Maine blueberries, like they did at the Portland Press-Herald.

Blueberry cake

For more sweet things, try The Biscoff Cookie and Spread Cookbook. Bakepedia did, and they made an absolutely indulgent Bicoff Truffle Mousse Cheesecake. Yum!

Biscoff cake

After all of those treats, maybe you’re in the mood for something healthy?

BookTrib was delighted that Best Green Eats Ever shows you how to sneak in veggies in soup. They also had a lunch club with some delicious recipes out of Chia, Quinoa, Kale, Oh My! Meanwhile, FitBottomedEats gave The High-Protein Vegetarian Cookbook a rave review.  With recipes like Spicy Thai Peanut Veggie Burgers and Asian Peanut Broccoli Quinoa, we agree!

veggie burger

Or you could try The Ultimate Blender Cookbook. You can even win a copy of your own over at Oh My Veggies!

You could go lower-carb with Tori Haschka, author of Cut the Carbs! She offers a healthier version of shrimp and grits made with quinoa that was featured on The Daily Meal.


You could also jazz up your dishes with microgreens. Sal Gilbertie, author of Cooking with Microgreens, recently signed copies of the book at the Easton Library.

“But wait,” you say. “What if I don’t want to choose between sweet and healthy?”

Never fear, The Sweet Side of Ancient Grains is here! Erin Dooner promises that her whole-grain treats taste just as delicious as their refined counterparts.

If you’re gluten-free, Sweet Paleo is your just desserts. Full of paleo-friendly, gluten- and grain-free recipes, this cookbook will have you whipping up sweet treats in no time.

Like this Spiced Harvest Cake, for instance.


Perhaps some paleo granola?


Happy springtime!


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