Blaise the Baker Dessert First – Ordering Information

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HERE WE GO!!! “Blaise the Baker Dessert First” is officially in publication! I am so happy and so excited! I have worked so hard on this cookbook and the recipes you will find inside. It has been a labor of love and I’m so happy to be sharing it! “Morris Publishing” has been an absolute delight to work with. Such a good business.

You can RESERVE / BUY your copy (copies) NOW – to guarantee your order!

Please read this – share this – it has all the info you need…

“Blaise the Baker Dessert First” will have 200 recipes divided up into 8 categories. The cookbook is called “Dessert First” because it literally STARTS with the dessert recipes FIRST, and walks you backwards throughout the course of your meal.

The categories are – in order –
Desserts / Cookies & Candy / Breads & Rolls / Main Dishes / Vegetables & Side Dishes / Soups & Salads / Appetizers & Beverages / This & That.

BEFORE the recipe section I have several pages of commentary including a section “About Blaise the Baker” as well as my thoughts and opinions on “Ingredients, Tools & Techniques”. And guess what? The book’s foreword is written by my Grandma Barbra!!! THAT is one of the most special things to me about this book…

Each and every recipe is accompanied by a “note” from me. Each “note” will tell a family story, history, recipe development process, etc.

The book contains 100 BRAND NEW recipes – never published anywhere ever before, along with some of my most popular blog recipes as well as some of my most popular, buzzed about and written about “Chew This” column recipes! In total, the book will contain 200 fabulous recipes!!!

AND your purchase of this book comes with a FREE e-book version!

When does it come out!? How do you order!? Here’s how…

“Blaise the Baker Desserts First” comes out Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 27th, 2016! My cookbook will be available through MAIL ORDER ONLY! This means you will have to SEND IN your money through CHECK, MONEY ORDER, or online PAYPAL. The price of the cookbook is $12, plus $3 shipping and handling. $15.00 TOTAL

(You CAN pay cash – but sending cash in the mail is never really a good idea)

IF you want to pay through CHECK or MONEY ORDER – make it out for $15.00 FOR EACH BOOK. Make each check or money order out to me – Blaise Doubman. Send to my address of – Blaise Doubman / Box 47 / Kennard, IN 47351

IF you want to pay through online PAYPAL it is VERY easy! Simply go to and follow the directions. You will want to click “send” and “send money to” and type in my email address/account which is – It will talk you through the steps in paying online. If you need help – ASK ME and I will help.

Be sure to write if you want the book autographed, and who to autograph it to. Also let me know what mailing address would be preferred for me to use when sending.

If you want MORE THAN ONE BOOK here is the price…

Each book is $12. Take $12 times however many books you want – and add $3 shipping and handling for EACH book you order. UNLESS you want 4 or MORE… If you want 4 or more copies, you get FREE shipping and handling.

If you have ANY questions AT ALL – PLEASE let me know and I will help you. Message me here, text me, email me… JUST ASK ME! I will even give you my personal email address if you have any questions or concerns –

Preordered and prepaid books will be shipped to you, and postmarked, in less than 2 days after the official book release date.

I will not be doing any promotional appearances, offerings, shows, etc. I appreciate the ones who have reached out, and those possibly who were considering me, but I will have to decline the offer at this time. Thank you.

THANK YOU ALL so much for the love and support.

It is more than appreciated!

All the love, Blaise

What kinds of recipes can you find in the book!? Here are just a few!

“Turtle Cake” / “Hummingbird Cake with Thick Cream Cheese Frosting” / “Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake” / “Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie” / “Glazed Strawberry Pie” / “Individual Cheesecakes” /  “Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodles” / “Blaise’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies” / “Applesauce Cookies with Caramel Frosting” / “Wicked Brownies” / “Grandma Barbra’s Divinity” / “Magical Fudge” / “Chocolate Puff Pastry Turnovers” / “Refrigerator Spaghetti and Sauce” / “Famous Tea Room Chicken Salad” / “Bolinger’s Ham Salad” / “Onion and Pepper Pasta Bake” / “Darla’s Old-Fashioned Meatloaf with Potatoes and Baby Carrots” / “Double Batch Lasagna” / “Homemade Pizza and Tomato Sauce” / “Black Pepper Corn Pudding” / “Potato Books” / “Baked Oysters” / “Broccoli Cheese Soup” / “Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad” / “Great Grandma Flora’s Corn Fritters” / “Family Salad Dressing” / “Lemon Curd” / “Maple Syrup” AND TONS MORE!!!


Ladies and gentlemen…we have the COVER!!! Here is the cover of my upcoming self published cookbook and I couldn’t be any prouder! I am just in LOVE with it! I really worked hard to have the cover match the interior and have the “flow” of the book really be ME as much as possible. I hope everyone loves it as much as I do! More information COMING SOON!


Cookbook: Publishing Announcement


“Blaise the Baker: Dessert First” UPDATE: I have a BIG update and some VERY exciting news to share with everyone! After a lot of thought, consultations and advice I have decided to go forth and venture into unknown territory and self-publish my first cookbook. The advantages of doing so, far outweigh the risks, so I am moving forward with the opportunity that has presented itself to me. I am nervous, excited, anxious and hopeful.

I am working with a great company, I will reveal details later, and they are more than accommodating with my requests. I really think this is a good fit for me and a good fit for my “Blaise the Baker” brand. There are a lot of opportunities that could grow from self-publishing, including a publishing house deal/contract, etc. I’ve been working on this project for so long, (developing and testing recipes, organizing, etc.) that I feel NOW is right the time for the project to be released. As soon as I have the information available, I will share with everyone the RELEASE DATE, the COST, and how you can go about purchasing.

I AM SO EXCITED about this! The “cookbook journey” I have been on has been challenging, fullfilling, exciting and such a learning experience for me.

Thank you all for the support and dedication.

It really means everything to me!

I’ll update again soon!!!


Cookbook Corner – Broth and Stock 

I have long been interested in broths and stocks so this is the perfect book for me! If you are a soup person, you need this book in your life! 

“Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen” By: Jennifer McGruther

I needed this book in my life for many reasons. First reason, and maybe the most important, is that I have found myself running low on the soup cookbook area in my collection. I really don’t have that many books on “soups”. That is exactly what this one is, plus a whole section on the ins and outs of broth and stock. How many of you thought that broth and stock was basically the same thing? If you thought that – wrong! They are different, and used differently. 

This book shares plenty of interesting and mouthwatering recipes that you will want to try as soon as possible! There is the “Whole Chicken Broth” (page 28), “Chicken Bone Broth” (page 32), “Fish Stock” (page 37), “Shellfish Stock” (page 40), “Roasted Mushroom broth” (page 44) and “Kitchen Scrap Broth” (page 53). So, you many be wondering what exactly are you going to do with all of those delicious broths and stocks? Jennifer has you covered. 

There are several delicious recipes in this book that use the broths and stocks that are listed in the beginning of the book. Just some of the recipes are “Slow Roasted Salt and Pepper Chicken” (page 60), “Chicken Soup with Parmesan, rice, peas and lemon” (page 65), “Portable Soup” (page 93), “Black Bean Soup” (page 99), “Oxtail Soup” (page 108), “Pinto beans and ham hock” (page 116), “Pink Shrimp Chowder” (page 127), “New England Clam Chowder” (page 134), “Fresh Pea Soup with spring herbs” (page 157), “Roasted Tomato and fennel soup” (page 167) and “Potato and Onion Gratin” (page 171). 

Any of those sound delicious? I think they all do, and there are loads more recipes to choose from. 

I highly recommend this book to those who need a little more soup in their lives. 

To buy “Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen”, please click here…

The personal views and reviews of this blog are mine and mine alone. Any opinion or thought expressed are strictly my own. Shout out and special thanks to Blogging for Books for this opportunity. More information can be found by emailing me your questions.


Blaise the Baker: Cookbook 

I am SO EXCITED to announce that my cookbook has been COMPLETED!!! I’ve been working on this project for 2 1/2 years! All the recipes have been tested multiple times by my recipe testers, family members and myself. I’ve categorized my recipes, and they have been typed and formatted. 

My cookbook has taken several new turns since I first started working on it, but each and every new turn and new opportunity that presented itself to me, opened up a clearer path for me in how the finished cookbook ultimately should be. What’s included in the cookbook will be some of my most popular “Blaise the Baker” recipes, some of my most popular “Chew This” column recipes, as well as TONS of NEW recipes that I haven’t published anywhere else! 

It’s been a learning experience, and a growing experience and I’m thankful for that. What’s next? Deciding on HOW I want it published. I am working with a couple of agents as well as working alongside several friends who have walked this same path before. 

Currently there are two main publishing houses that my work has been submitted to. I’m also thinking about self-publishing and working with friends who have been and worked in that area as well. Right now my options are OPEN, and I’m looking to see what the best fit for ME will be. 

Decisions will be made soon – so stay tuned right here, on my blog as well as on my social media. I’m so excited about this and I’m so thankful for all of you who have taken this journey with me. 

As soon as things are decided, and I know more about the future of my cookbook (including the title – I have a couple different ideas) I will update everyone. STAY TUNED FOR MORE and thank you all for the dedication, support and feedback.


Chew This – Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie

Happy “Chew This” Monday… Yes; my column came out yesterday in “The Courier-Times”, but the link didn’t post until this morning. I apologize for the inconvenience. This recipe is worth the wait though! It’s my recipe for “Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie” with a secret ingredient you many not have been expecting – ground cinnamon. Try it and let me know if this pie becomes a Holiday staple at your table – like it is for mine. 

Old-Fashiond Pecan Pie



If you’re new – welcome!


🍪My name is Blaise Doubman and I’m a food writer and recipe developer. I’ve had my blog/website “Blaise the Baker” ( for almost 2 and a half years. It’s a place where I share my recipes, inspired recipes, cookbook reviews, professional material, tips & tricks, International features, guest blog posts, book recommendations, my “favorite things” and more!

🍪I also write a bi-monthly (every 1st and 3rd Sunday) food column called “Chew This” for “The Courier-Times” newspaper. If you don’t live in the Henry County – Indiana area, you can see my column on their website with a subscription ( I also post the links on my blog/website. If you’re interested in subscribing – please feel free to contact me – and I will walk you through the process. It’s easy – and simple!

🍪I also run a book club called “Blaise the Baker: Book Club” here – It’s a great place to share and discuss good books and thoughtful / interesting book news. I really enjoy doing it, and have really gotten a great response.

🍪Just recently I’ve also launched an online book store called “Blaise the Baker: Books for Cooks” that you can also find on Facebook or on the hashtag #BlaiseTheBakerBooksForCooks. It’s a place where cookbooks are bought, sold and shared – mainly through my partnership with eBay.

🍪I’ll attach a picture of my business card in case you have any other questions for me – baking questions – etc. The phone number listed is a number where you can “text Blaise the Baker” and ask anything – guaranteed response. So many people need help with baking, cooking or ingredients questions – and this is perfect! Restaurant recommendations, food orders – anything – ask away!

🍪I’m also very active on social media. You can find me here –







🍪Last – but certainly not least – THANK YOU all so much for your encouragement, dedication and steadfast support in everything I do on this journey. It means everything to me – and I couldn’t possibly be anymore appreciative and grateful. Thank you! And remember – “count the memories – not the calories.”


Cookbook Corner – Sweet Mornings 

I have been meaning to review this cookbook for weeks now, and can’t seem to either get it out of the kitchen long enough to review, or find it – because someone else is always baking from it! This is fabulous…

“Sweet Mornings” By: Patty Pinner”

I’m going to start out saying that I am recommending this book to everyone! It is a fabulous book with genius recipes, fabulous family memories, sweet and savory breakfast items – that can also be made into dessert items – and georgeous full colored photographs. And can we talk about Patty Pinner for me a minute!? I just love her! She’s the author of, perhaps, one of my all time favorite cookbooks, “Sweets: Soul Food Desserts and Memories” – which is often mimicked, but never duplicated. That cookbook, has really stood the test of time. 

This book is filled with dozens and dozens of recipes, most of which either myself or my Grandma has tried – and loved! My favorite recipe, though, has to be the “Orange Sweet Rolls” (page 162). I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made these! They are perfect for breakfast, bunch, dessert or snack! They remind me of some orange rolls that my Grandma Barbra used to make when I was younger. By far the first recipe you should try when grabbing this book! 

The book is sectioned off into two main categories – Sweet Beginnings and Morning Savories. 

Some of the delicious recipes that fill the book are, “Cherry-Filled Coffee Cake” (page 18), “Cousin Vercie’s Snickerdoodle Scones” (page 20), “Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding Squares” (page 34), “Chocolate-Macadamia Waffles” (page 47), “Mama’s Strawberry Coffee Cake” (page 61), “Orange-Filled Crescents” (page 73), “Lemon-Coconut Bread” (page 88), “Southern Tea Cakes” (page 105), “Banana Streusel Coffee Cake” (page 122), “Cowboy Coffee Cake” (page 144), “Blueberry-Cornmeal Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping” (page 160), “Hot Cooked Apples” (page 174), “Blackberry Buckle” (page 182), “Sweet Potato Scones” (page 196), “Apple-Cinnamon Bear Claws” (page 203), “Sunday-Best Sausage Bread Pudding” (page 228), “Fried Green Tomatoes” (page 234), “Daddy’s Griddlecakes” (page 238), “Old-Timey Brunch Chicken Salad” (page 252) and “Miss Ruby’s Table-Talk White Bread”(page 256) – just to name  a few!

I highly recommend you check this book out – as well as Patty’s other titles. 

To buy “Sweet Mornings” and read a “question / answer” with Patty please, click here…

The personal views and reviews of this blog are mine and mine alone. Any opinion or thought expressed are strictly my own. Shout out and special thanks to Agate Publishing for this opportunity. More information can be found by emailing me your questions. 


Cookbook Corner – A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches 

I am obsessed with this cookbook and it’s title. I mean, how could someone not be drawn to the title?

“A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches” By: Tyler Kord

This book is clearly different than a lot of “sandwich” cookbooks out there, and in this case, that’s a good thing! The book has humor, tons of useful information, loads of great recipes and mouthwatering photographs. There are two main categories in this book, divided into “Sandwiches” and “Things to Put in Sandwiches”. With lots of “sub-categories” – roast beef, chicken, sausages, broccoli / cauliflower / asparagus, muchim, fried things with gooey sauces, seafood explosion, vegetable purees, meatloaf and veggie burgers. 

Tons of great recipes fill this book, such as – “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” (page 18), “The Frito Kid” (page 28), “This Is A Chicken Sandwich” (page 32), “Garlic and Thyme Grilled Bologna” (page 41 and a favorite of my Grandma Deloris – she loves her lunch meats), “The Empire Strikes Back” (page 49), “Broccoli Classic” (page 58), “Broccoli, Egg and Cheese” (page 65), “The Battle of Shanghai” (page 85), “Grilled Squid and Zucchini” (page 98), “Zucchini Parm” (page 112), “Basic Meatloaf” (page 124), “It Must Have Been While You Were Kissing Meatloaf” (page 128), “Patty Melt” (page 139), “Perfect Scrambled Eggs” (page 155 – and my new go-to recipe for scrambled eggs), and several recipes for dressings, sauces, tons of pickled foods, relish and even recipes for coleslaw (delicious) and homemade BBQ potato chips. 

There are things in this book that will appeal to all types of sandwich eaters. For those who think they might miss the meat in any of these recipes, think again! This book is a fabulous must have for any food lover! 

To buy “A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches”, please click here…

The personal views and reviews of this blog are mine and mine alone. Any opinion or thought expressed are strictly my own. Shout out and special thanks to Blogging for Books for this opportunity. More information can be found by emailing me your questions.