Blaise the Baker Celebrates!

I AM SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE the official TITLE of my SECOND COOKBOOK!!! “Blaise the Baker CELEBRATES”! This cookbook is all about celebrations big and small! Who says it has to be a Holiday to have a celebration!? I’m a big believer in celebrating the everyday in life! Celebrate LIFE in general! I am SO EXCITED for this cookbook! So many wonderful recipes including some of my most popular recipes featured on my website, some of my most popular “Chew This!” recipes AND A TON of recipes never before published anywhere! Official release date is coming soon so STAY TUNED!!! The image here is NOT the final cover. The final cover will be revealed later. This cookbook is for YOU!!! My fans, followers, subscribers. My friends and family. Love you all and thank you so much for the continued support and dedication!

Blaise

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Temptations

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!! My debut cookbook, “Blaise the Baker Dessert First” will now be featured and available to purchase at TEMPTATIONS in New Castle! Temptations is located at 535 N Memorial Drive and opened Monday through Friday 11-2! Check out their wide variety of home cooked food and help spread the word about this fabulous local business! Inga is well known for her delicious made from scratch food and successful catering business and I am so grateful and thankful for this opportunity!

Blaise

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!! I am SO EXCITED to finally be able to announce that for the past 18 months I have been working on my SECOND COOKBOOK!!! There are SO many more recipes and stories that I CAN NOT WAIT to share with all of you! I am talking with a publisher now and my cookbook will be released later this year! I AM BURSTING with excitement and have SO MANY new and fun ideas planned for this one but will keep the surprises secret – for now! Stay tuned HERE and to http://facebook.com/blaisethebaker for updates! I am so thankful for this opportunity and I am so thankful for all of YOU who have made this journey possible! ROUND TWO – here we goooooooo!!! AND yes – you will still be able to buy my first cookbook for those wondering – which is officially in a NEW PRINTING SEASON!!! So thankful and grateful. Love you all!

Blaise

SEPTEMBER 9 2016

The announcements today just keep coming! Guess what!? My cookbook – originally scheduled to be released September 27th, has been MOVED UP and will now be released on SEPTEMBER 9th!!! I am so excited about this! WhooHoo!!!


If you have not preordered your copy there is still time! Send $15 total (this includes shipping and handling) via check or money order to Blaise Doubman / Box 47 / Kennard, IN 47351. 

You can also pay online through “PayPal”. My account there is blaisejdx@gmail.com If you’re interested in 4 or more books, I will drop the shipping and handling charges. 

Please include your mailing address and to whom you would like the book(s) autographed. 

Thank you so much for those who have already preordered! 

Just a few more days!!! 

Blaise 

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 am 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 is 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 http://paypal.com and follow the directions. You will want to click “send” and “send money to” and type in my email address/account which is – blaisejdx@gmail.com 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 – blaisejdx@gmail.com

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!!!

Cookbook: Publishing Announcement

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“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 have 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 will update again soon!!!

Blaise

Recipe Published – Cookbook

Guess what!? I got a phone call yesterday, saying a recipe I submitted into a cookbook publication made the book!!! I am so excited! The book titled “Potluck Recipes” and will be released soon. It contains 350+ recipes. You can put in your orders now! Books are $23 (including tax and shipping and handling) OR if you buy 5 for $100 (including tax and shipping and handling) and get a sixth cookbook FREE! Perfect for gift giving with the Holidays coming up!

Want one? Here is what you need to do…

Email me at blaisethebaker@gmail.com and I will give you all the contact information you need.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Blaise

Blaise the Baker GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

THANK YOU to all who entered my “Blaise the Baker TWO Cookbook GIVEAWAY”! There were over 600 entries!!! Thank you – thank you! If you did not win this time, stay tuned… more giveaway opportunities are coming!

The winner of “Chocolate” is…

Lady Leonardo

The winner of “The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book” is…

Sharyl Wolter

CONGRATULATIONS to you both!!!

Blaise

Sweetland of Liberty Bed & Breakfast Review and Guest Blogger Announcement

I am SO excited to announce that author, journalist and columnist Donna Cronk will be my first featured GUEST BLOGGER on my “Blaise The Baker” blog!

Check back HERE to see her exclusive guest posting THIS Thursday October 9th, 2014!

I had the privilege to read and do a book review of my friend Donna’s book. Check it out below – and look for the delicious food pictures!

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“Sweetland of Liberty Bed & Breakfast” By: Donna Cronk

“Sweetland of Liberty Bed & Breakfast” By: Donna Cronk is a novel that welcomes you with warm open arms and guides you along the life path of Samantha Jarrett. It is a story about small town Indiana and will make you question what you want out of life. It is a story of Faith and overcoming obstacles that stand in your way, all in the heart of staying true to yourself and believing in your dreams.

I found this book beautifully written (written better than most commercial fiction I have bought lately) and it really paints a beautiful picture with eloquent dialogue. The scenes are wonderfully written and really pull you in. (I finished the book in just a couple of days, in two or three quick gulps).

“Sometimes you have to move back to move forward”, is the tagline of the book and I absolutely love this line – because it is so true! Keep that tagline in mind when reading the book and you will discover more than what meets the eye.

The book not only won me over by such an interesting (and well told) storyline and great characters – but because there are a handful of recipes included! Yes – recipes! And believe me – they are delicious recipes! I made the “United County Wimpy” and “Mom’s Spice Cake” with “Brown-Sugar Icing” and both were delicious! I loved eating the food that was featured and inspired by the book… it really made the book feel “more real” to me and it really made me feel closer to the characters – almost like I was apart of the book and talking with the characters.

The “United County Wimpy” was delicious! Brought me right back to my childhood and reminded me of the community dinners and family reunions that my family and I would have in the summer months! It was a familiar (and welcome) flavor that will remain in my “recipe notes” for a long time.

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“Mom’s Spice Cake” was amazingly old-fashioned in flavor and the “Brown-Sugar Icing” really took it over the top! It was warm, comforting and nostalgic. It would be a dessert (in looks and taste) that I would serve entertaining. It was delicious… (I added about 3 chopped bananas to the recipe and it made it even more amazingly moist!)

Mom's Spice Cake Sweetland Blog

I normally don’t come across works of fiction that includes recipes (I wish more did) and I really enjoyed the recipes that Donna chose for inclusion in the book. They tie in with the story nicely and really give you a feel and a “taste” of what life is like in Freedom! I was really impressed at how the recipes tied in so nicely with the story…

If you are looking for a well written book, by a local author, about small town living, starting over, Faith, finding and following your dreams – this book is for you! I highly recommend it for those who love a great story, great recipes and characters that will not soon be forgotten. Donna is a natural writer and natural born story teller and I can not wait to see what she comes up with next!

Look for Donna’s column pieces in the “Neighbors” section for “The Courier-Times”.

To buy the book, please click here…
http://www.amazon.com/Sweetland-Liberty-Breakfast-Donna-Cronk/dp/1493570366

To “like” the book on Facebook, please click here…
https://facebook.com/sweetlandoflibertythenovel

To follow Donna Cronk on Twitter, please click here…
https://twitter.com/DonnaCronk

To learn more about “The Courier-Times”, please click here…
http://www.thecouriertimes.com/

The personal views and reviews of this blog are mine and mine alone. Any opinion or thought expressed are strictly my own. More information can be found by emailing me your questions.

Blaise