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Two in One Desserts by Haley Parker

This cookbook has recipes that are a mashup of several desserts like the “Snickerdoodle Capookie” (cake, pie, cookie), and the “Cookie Truffle Brownie Bomb”. I love this book because the author/blogger has made it easy. Most of the recipes start out with a store-bought cake mix like “Cinnamon Roll Sheet Cake” and “Birthday Cake Cookies”. Several have pudding mixes like “Sinful Brookie Icebox Cake” (brownie, cookie, cake) and some even have cereal like the “S’mores Graham Cereal Bars” (made with Golden Grahams).

I like to cook from scratch, but when you are in a time crunch, having some easy recipes on hand is really helpful. And these desserts look really scrumptious in the full color pictures that accompany every recipe. There is a wide variety of desserts for anyone to enjoy.

If Two in One Desserts interests you, feel free to request or check it out. We'll be back next Thursday with a different Staff Pick.