My Books

Don’t you just love to curl up with a beautiful book about food? A recipe book? A travel book that highlights the culinary treats of a particular country? I always make sure to leave enough room in my suitcase for at least 3 good books from each country or region I visit when I travel.

On my books page, I share with you the recipe books that I am writing and the best books that I have bought or are currently on my wish list.

I am featuring my new series, BAKING MAGIC. Enjoy!

Book 1 – Cherry Desserts Magic

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Cherries, dark and sweet or tangy and tart, add that something special to everyday favorites and special family celebrations. How to bring a baked cheesecake from ho-hum to fabulous? Try the Cherry Lime Cheesecake. Crème Brulée with Cherry Sauce will please the most discriminating palate at your next dinner party. Need a special lunchbox treat? Chocolate Cherry Muffins and Black Forest Cupcakes will delight.


Cherry Desserts Magic ebook will be free on Amazon on Oct. 22 and 23. Enjoy!



Click here to see more about  Cherry Desserts Magic Cookbook 


BOOK 2 – Cookie Magic

Book 2 - Baking Magic series

Cookie Magic


Baking cookies is an art. Whether soft and minty, crisp and crunchy, chewy and full of nuts and chocolate, or a delicate sandwich topped with a chocolate glaze, cookies are here to stay.
Cookie Magic is the second in the Baking Magic series. I have included old family favorites such as: Best Ginger Snaps, Novelty Hermits, Cherry Macaroons, Vanilla Crescents, and Linzer Cookies; as well as new treats: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies, Angel Cookies, Peppernuts, Welsh Cakes, and Spritz Buttons with Marzipan, in this collection of cookie recipes from around the world. The recipes have been tested until approved by our tasters and fellow bakers. Each recipe has detailed step-by-step, easy to follow instructions for both the novice and the experienced baker.
Helene welcomes you to explore the magic of cookies!