Kneaders Bakery & Cafe

A Celebration of Our Recipes and Memories

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Pub Date 03 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 17 Oct 2023

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The story of Kneaders Bakery and Cafe began with Colleen and Gary Worthington baking traditional European bread in their kitchen. After mastering old-world bread-baking techniques and testing countless recipes, Colleen, Gary, and their growing team of bakers moved onto their signature artisan bread.

But bread is just the beginning. Kneaders is well-known for their mouth-watering soups and sandwiches as well as their delectable pies and pastries. For the first time, home cooks have access to popular recipes such as Overnight Chunky Cinnamon French Toast, Artichoke Portobello Soup, and Blueberry Sour Cream Pie. Beautiful and appetizing photos accompany each recipe.

What began in Colleen Worthington’s kitchen a little more than twenty-five years ago has grown into a successful family-owned bakery and cafe business with time-tested, delicious recipes in this one-of-a-kind cookbook.  
 

The story of Kneaders Bakery and Cafe began with Colleen and Gary Worthington baking traditional European bread in their kitchen. After mastering old-world bread-baking techniques and testing...


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The story of Kneaders bakery and café began with Colleen and Gary Worthington baking traditional European bread in their kitchen. After mastering old-world bread-baking techniques and testing countless recipes, Colleen, Gary, and their growing team of bakers moved on to their signature artisan bread. Now they have gathered their best recipes in this commemorative cookbook, which includes Rosemary Focaccia, Jalapeño Cheddar, Garlic Mushroom Bruschetta, Irish Soda Bread, Sesame Semolina Bread, and many more.
But bread is just the beginning. Kneaders is well-known for their mouth-watering soups and sandwiches as well as their delectable pies and pastries. For the first time, home cooks have access to popular recipes such as Chunky Cinnamon Stuffed French Toast, Hot Artichoke Crab Dip, Three-Cheese Cauliflower Soup, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Blueberry Sour Cream Pie. Beautiful and appetizing food photos accompany each recipe. What began in Colleen Worthington's kitchen twenty-five years ago has grown into a successful family-owned bakery and café business with time-tested, delicious recipes in this one-of-a-kind anniversary cookbook.

Tired of making bread in your kitchen now that COVID quarantining is over? Well, this might stir your interest up in continuing or get you making bread for the first time .. and not just bread: many, many yummy-sounding recipes for other things are in here as well. Save yourself a trip to Arizona and make these recipes at home: this book will make you salivate and perhaps order a gift basket for a friend who lives in the USA. (I could not get their website to work or load anything, maybe you can!!??!!??)
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This cookbook has all of the staple recipes you would expect from a cafe that makes its goods from scratch. Recipes include breads and sandwiches, soups and salads, pies and pastries, and all kinds of desserts.

There are several unique recipes in the book including cinnamon French Toast stuffed with jam and mascarpone, raspberry bread pudding, and lasagna soup.

One of the areas that sets this book apart is cake mixes -- for a basic yellow or chocolate cake, they have 3 recipes. One is a simple from-scratch recipe, one is ingredients to add to your favorite boxed cake mix, and another is the ultimate from-scratch cake to make for special occasions.

Recommended for fans of the bakery/cafe and cooks who like recipes with a spin on the classics.

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I love Kneaders so I was so excited to get to review this cookbook! The pictures in this cookbook make all of these dishes look delicious and I can’t wait to try a few out myself. The cookbook is aesthetically pleasing and the stories behind many of the recipes are a fun addition. I love how a cookbook can also become a storybook! I would highly recommend this cookbook to anyone who loves some good breakfast food! That’s my favorite!

Thank you to Shadow Mountain Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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I thought this was a fun cookbook. I loved all the background stories and information about people who have play a significant role, in one form or another, in the success of Kneaders. It was interesting to learn about.

I just finished reading this a few minutes ago so I haven't tried out the recipes myself but I have eaten at Kneaders so any failure in the recipes MUST be user error. The book includes recipes for breakfast, sandwiches, soups, dips and spreads, stuffings and croutons, breads, and a large variety of desserts. I'm a sucker for desserts and I'll tell you that those pictures look scrumptious. Actually, the photos look scrumptious in all the categories, not just dessert.

One thing that surprised me is that not all the recipes included have actually been used in the cafe. Some of them are sentimental family recipes or in some cases inspired their own version of the recipe. A number of the recipes have been retired from their cafes but were used at some point in time.

I think this cookbook gives a lot of recipes to try out and will be fun to use.

*I received a complimentary ARC through NetGalley and voluntarily chose to review it.

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Oh my goodness a Kneader’s cookbook is basically what dreams are made of! First of all this is a huge cookbook full of so many recipes I cannot wait to make, my mouth was watering just looking through the pictures and reading the recipes! The photographs are beautiful and all of the food looks so good! There were a few Kneaders staples that were absent from the book that I would have loved to see since they are my all time favorite, but I guess I’ll let them have a few secrets! Namely chunky cinnamon bread, mint brownies and the Turkey bacon avocado salad! But I think all the rest of the recipes make up for it and the cannot wait to cook my way through with my family!

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I felt as if I was drawn into this beautiful family. Every page was filled with the love and joy that went into this book. It was a refreshing cookbook and would be a wonderful addition ro one’s collection

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It was a great cookbook. Can’t ever go wrong with Kneaders. Stories and background info was so interesting.

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Gorgeous cookbook full of delicious looking recipes and mouthwatering photos! This is one of those cookbooks that you would want to cook every single recipe that is in it! There are recipes for breakfast, salads, sandwiches, soups. Drinks, breads, dips, croutons, cakes, cookies, pies and more. Definitely a great one to have at home or to give as a gift to someone for Mother’s Day. I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review

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I have never actually visited a Kneaders store so I was curious to learn about the history of the store and find some good recipes!

Well, the narrative in the book is very 'fairytale we wanted our kids to know the value of work and then they all grew up, married and now work for our company! Ugh. It is laid on pretty thick and just seems 'too easy' and 'too perfect'.

The recipes have a lot of variety BUT all of the sandwich and a lot of the breakfast dishes list Kneader specialty breads as one of the ingredients. So, as someone who doesn't live anywhere near a store, there are a lot of recipes I will need to adjust. I was also hoping for some good baking tips on actual bread making but I guess those are kept aside for 'trade secrets'.

Overall, a nice cookbook, with a good blend of narration, recipes, and photos. I only wish they had chosen to included the bread recipes they chose for the recipes they use said bread as an ingredient.

Thus would be a great cookbook for a Kneader fan!

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This is a fun collections of recipes and stories that many will love. I have been to the Kneaders restaurant many, many times over the years and it’s been neat to read the stories of how things came to be and about some of our favorite treats. Kneaders does have some recipes on their website and I’ve been making some things, particularly their caramel French toast syrup, for a long time, but it is nice to have in it a collection with other favorites. This would make a lovely gift.

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What a wonderful book full of delicious recipes!!! I really enjoy eating at Kneaders. So I can’t wait to try them all.

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I have a weakness for cookbooks, especially bread cookbooks. I really want to be a bread baker! I'm definitely an amateur but I try!

This cookbook is so much more than bread. I loved the stories and background information given. Being from Tennessee, I'm not familiar with Kneaders Bakery Cafe, but now I want to go!

So many of the recipes look and sound so delicious. I have sat and just read through them, bookmarking them along the way. I really appreciate that there are "Tasty tips" at the end of the recipe for extra information or well ummm tips!

I really want to purchase this cookbook when it comes out. I think the pictures would better in a book.

There are some formatting issues and it seems like some recipes are missing from my advanced digital copy provided by Shadow Moutain Publishing and Netgalley.

I have not tried to make any of the recipes yet, but like I mentioned, I have read over them. The directions seem easy to follow and are detailed. I will definitely be using this often.

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This is a great cookbook! I am a huge bread lover, so having some additional recipes from a bakery I enjoy is always a great addition to my kitchen! I really enjoyed the short stories about the store, the owners and some employees. I made a few of the recipes and they all turned out SO good!!.

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I wasn't familiar with the Kneaders bakery story but it was very interesting. Artisan bread is very popular now and this cookbook shares some of their favorites. It not only has bread and baked goods but also salads and sides to go with the breads. Lovely pictures to go along with all the recipes. I can't wait to try the Overnight Peach Cobbler French Toast! It looks so easy. The sandwiches on that wonderful bread I want to reach into the page and grab a piece. I don't have words to describe the desserts. I gained 10 pounds looking at the Black Forest Cake. With the help of the Worthington's and this book you will become a better baker.

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While I’m not familiar with the Kneaders brand, The premise of the book, along with recipes caught my attention. I am noticing, if not a bread lover and baking is my jam!

What sets this book apart is the memories and stories that are shared along with the recipes. It brings the whole book to life as you read it. I can’t wait to try some of these recipes moving forward as there is so much more than just bread in here. I really love how the author is sharing her family and recipes with us, making it personal and endearing..

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I’ve enjoyed going to the Kneaders Bakery and Café near me. Their food is wonderful and their bakery goods are always yummy. When I saw this book offered on NetGalley with the story of their bakery along with many recipes, I couldn’t resist getting it. I’m quite certain I’ll be purchasing a print copy when it releases. I’ve read through a lot of the story behind the Kneaders stores and the people who’ve been instrumental in the success of their chain. It was very interesting to get that background. I haven’t tried the recipes yet, but I have some I’m going to be trying very soon. Some of them I’ve enjoyed in the store and some are family recipes that I haven’t seen offered there. The Raspberry Bread Pudding is one of my favorites, and I plan on making some of the bread and soups, too. I’m sure I’ll be using this frequently.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Shadow Mountain Publishers through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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This was a fun cookbook. I have enjoyed eating at Kneaders in the past so it was neat to be able to make some of their recipes and also to learn more about the family who started Kneaders. I liked how easy it was to use and that you felt like you were part of the family as you read it. I will definitely use these recipes later.

I received a complimentary book from publishers, publicists, and or authors.  A review was not required and all opinions and ideas expressed are my own.

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Such a fun cookbook with so many yummy recipes to try! I love the background and stories shared that go with the recipes. Definitely recommend!

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I love to eat at Kneaders so I was excited to get to try out this new cookbook. I really like the way the book is set up with stories about the family that started Kneaders Bakery and Cafe. I also enjoyed the stories that talked about how some of the recipes came about. Most of all I loved the recipes. I tried a few and they turned out great!

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This book is a real delight. The photos, story and most important the recipes. will definitely be an add to your cooking library. The recipes include everything from Jams, breads, desserts and cookies. The easy to follow ingredients and the wonderful stories included with some of the recipes are wonderful. The family shows history, hard work and generational appreciation. The photo's are vibrant and fun adding to the book. Definitely recommend this for your personal library or a gift.


Thank you to the authors, publisher and Netgalley.

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I really enjoyed Kneader’s Cookbook. I found this to be a good balance between beginner recipes like muffin tops and salads and more intermediate recipes like some of the bread items. I was also pleased that it wasn’t just a rehashing of the same old recipes over and over again.

I also really appreciated the personal stories about people in between each section. It’s nice knowing where the inspiration for various recipes came from.

The photography was also lovely and vibrant, so this book is fun to just page through.

*Thank you to Netgalley, Kneaders, & the publisher for the E-copy of this book. This in no way affects the objectivity of my review.

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As reading the digital copy, I cannot wait to get my hands on the physical copy of this cookbook. Each section I noted more and more recipes I can’t wait to dive into. What I loved about this cookbook is that the ingredients are obtainable and the directions are easy to follow, but if I can achieve the level of tastiness the photographs are, this recipe book will be a total “chefs kiss” of cookbooks!

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As a long-time lover of kneaders restaurants, I am obsessed with this cookbook. There are so many wonderful, memorable, delicious, and easy meals and treats to make. There is a large range of recipes included, which I love. The book is well organized with a cloth of beautiful pictures. There are family stories shared throughout, which is a fun insight into the founders and workers. A must-have book for chefs everywhere!

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This is a must-have cookbook! It is full of delicious recipes and photographs. I can't wait to make these! This is one I'll return to again and again. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.

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I want to thank Netgalley and the author for gifting me the ebook. Beautiful photos and easy to follow recipes. If you are a baker or even a new baker this book would be perfect for a staple in your recipe books.

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Kneaders Bakery & Cafe by Colleen Worthington

What an extensive cookbook! I think this may quickly become a favorite. The photography is beautiful, and the recipes and ingredient lists are clearly written. I'm so excited about the categories: Breakfast, salads, sandwiches, soups, drinks, breads, dips and spreads, stuffings and croutons, cakes and trifles, cookies and bards, pies and puddings, and sweets and treats. I appreciate the standard index and recipe index included in the back.

As I recently took a job working from home full-time, I need to spice up my breakfasts and lunchtimes without making full-on entrees.

Thank you to #Netgalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for a free copy of #KneadersBakeryCafe by Colleen Worthington. All opinions are my own.

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I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is an interesting recipe book.

I wish there was more pictures of the food, but what is included is nice. There are lots of recipes in this book beyond bread, there's also sides, pastas, salads, and more. There's also stories throughout the book about people involved with the bakery, though some are more inspiring than others. Overall not a bad find.

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There are some great recipes here and some interesting stories and facts about the authors life. The recipes are divided into different meal times and even reading them makes you feel hungry! I liked the ability to be able to click on the various sub divided links, i.e in breakfast I could click on the scrumptious cinnamon rolls, however after further testing I found it took me to the back of the book and instead of being directed to the recipe I was shoved to the end. This happened for every recipe I clicked on and on the overall contents page, there were no links, so I had to manually scroll through the whole book to get to the recipe I wanted. This would not be arduous with the real book in your hands, but with an ebook and an reader, baking and pressing becomes a really pain! But I enjoyed the recipes and enjoyed baking. There are pictures which accompany the recipes and although my ereader lacks colour, it was still great to see the pictures and results of the recipes. Overall a good cook book!

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This one was a bit of a miss for me.

As other reviews have commented, some of the ingredients are not easy to find.

I guess I was expecting more of a baking book and this was a bit more of a family memoir with recipes included. I am grateful for the opportunity to check it out.

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Thank you for allowing me to read this new cookbook, NetGalley. I am not familiar with Kneaders as such so it was interesting to read the history and background. The recipes look easy to follow and most of the ingredients are ones you would have on your shelf.

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Beautiful, well-done cookbook, that is so much more than that, as woven into the sections of the book and in the introduction are the history of how Kneaders came to be and the stories of not just the family behind the restaurant but others who were/are influential to the company, past and present. I loved each recipe. My only complaint is that there are a few recipes without pictures. While some are variations and I understand they chose not to showcase those, some are just simply skipped altogether. Why not include full-color photos of each recipe? The photos that are included are very detailed and very well-staged, so I am not sure why there are some missing. Some are family recipes that aren't featured in the stores. Some are past recipes that they don't serve anymore. They don't give away any trade secrets of current products served but they do include some popular recipes for a few current products served in the stores (like their amazingly delicious eclairs!!!!). The recipes sometimes feature unique, possibly hard-to-find ingredients and quite a few are very detailed with lots of steps and note for novice bakers/cooks. An extremely beautiful cookbook that is full of wonderful resources for intermediate to advanced cooks looking to add unique desserts and dishes to their repertoire! I can't wait to try out so many of the recipes to enjoy!! (I received a digital review copy of this book and this is one that I definitely want to purchase a hard copy of to add to my cookbook library!!)

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I found this cookbook to be fascinating. It has so many fun stories about interesting people. It also has great recipes! I am looking forward to trying them all out.

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Thank you to NetGalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Kneaders is a popular bakery across the country known for their breads and selections that feel homemade from grandma's kitchen. Colleen Worthington and her husband, Gary, have spent the past 25 years creating, testing and perfecting their recipes and now she is sharing some of the restaurant's most popular dishes for the home baker. She shares the family history as to how Kneaders came to be and includes tons of family stories through out. The recipes offer a wide range from breakfast treats, season salads, holiday pies and of course homemade bread. Each recipe includes instructions and a beautiful photo along with a story. It feels very homey and at times dips too far into the personal family memories for my taste but over all it is a very nice and will offer some yummy additions to the home bakers table.

I don't know if it is just the ARC copy but the ingredient list for each recipe was choppy and hard to follow.

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REVIEW OF @kneaders Bakery & Cafe: A Collection of Our Recipes and Memories by Colleen Worthington

BRIEF REVIEW
Anyone who's been watching my Instagram stories already knows my newfound obsession with this cookbook. I have read all the stories within and made a dozen of the recipes from 7 of the 12 sections. Eleven of those 12 recipes were fantastic, and I'm certain the one that missed was my own fault. I still have a long list of recipes I'd like to try!

The stories were touching, and the photography was gorgeous. This cookbook is laid out very neatly and clearly. There are helpful headings on the recipes, along with tips and vignettes.

In the cakes section, there are some recommendations for improving boxed cake recipes, which is pretty cool.

Based on my experience, most of the ingredients are easy to find or easy to substitute.

CONTENT/TW
😘🙊🍷🤕 All mild or N/A. Mention of war (one story highlights refugees) and COVID-19.

BOTTOM LINE
Y'all. If you can get your hands on this cookbook, 💯% do it!

FULL REVIEW AND RECIPE NOTES on blog https://betterbookbureau.weebly.com/reviews/kneaders-bakery-cafe-worthington

I am so grateful to Kneaders, @netgalley, and @shadowmountainpub for the eARC. These opinions are my own.

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I’ve tried multiple recipes in this cookbook and have loved them all! It says something when a new recipe replaces a time honored, tried and true family favorite!

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I love Kneaders. I eat there fairly regularly and love their food. When I saw there was a cookbook I KNEW I had to have it. The recipes are delicious and the pictures are beautiful. There were a few key food items missing from the cookbook (I’m sure for a reason, being it is their key item) but I was REALLY hoping it would be in here. So I was a smidge disappointed. But overall had great recipes.

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This cookbook was so good. The pictures are all delicious looking and I cant wait to try some of them out.The recipes are well set out and easy to follow. I would recommend this to any breakfast fans

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Kneaders is my favorite sandwich shop, so I was thrilled about a cookbook. I found the recipes easy to make and many had ingredients that I already had on hand. This is a collection I’ll use again and again!

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I have never been to Kneaders, but I found the stories behind the essential people involved very interesting and a great addition to the cookbook.

The pictures were great (I always love cookbooks with plenty of pictures) and the recipes weren't too complicated.

I really enjoyed the stories throughout, not only about the families and people involved, but about the recipes themselves and how they came to be.

The Tasty Tips were also a nice little addition.

Something I think needs to be known before hand so no one is disappointed is there are some of the recipes you can't try if you don't have access to a Kneaders because they call for the Kneaders bread (which I don't have near me), so those would be good for people near a Kneaders, but the others I could try were great. I suppose they need to keep some secrets, but including the bread recipes might be nice. Or at least list an alternative when you can't get their specialty bread or a recipe.

Overall, it's a good cookbook with nice stories interweaved throughout.

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Kneaders Bakery & Cafe is a beautiful cookbook that offers unique recipes that anyone you are cooking for will enjoy. One of the things I love about this cookbook is that it focuses on the sweet side and gives recipes for any meal/occasion that make it acceptable to eat dessert anytime. It includes sections for breakfast, smoothies, salads, soups, breads, dips, cakes, trifles, cookies, bars, pies, and then a miscellaneous “sweets” section. I am so excited to make numerous recipes from this cookbook. I always appreciate when a cookbook has a photo for each recipe and this one does that well, beautiful and delicious photos. It is very easy to navigate because of the layout but also the detailed index in the back of the book, which I appreciate.

I enjoyed reading about the people who were family members or employees or people who were connected in some way to the restaurant. It is nice to see how the owners of a restaurant are so involved with their customers and community. I also enjoyed the intro about the author and how she and her husband opened their own restaurant. It always helps you appreciate recipes better if you can have some background on where they come from.

Overall this is a lovely cookbook!
*I will post this review on goodreads and amazon when the publication date is nearer*

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Kneader’s Bakery & Cafe book is the story of the Worthington’s journey to their first Kneader’s to where they are now, along with stories of the people and events along the way. To top it off, there are recipes with beautiful photos that make you want to start cooking and baking immediately. They are absolutely inspiring! This would also make a great gift.

Thanks to NerGalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for this ARC.

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I love cookbooks so I was so excited to see this one available to review. This cookbook is amazing (especially if you already love Kneaders). The photography is gorgeous. There are so many recipes and they are easy to follow.

Interspersed with the recipes are stories about all the people who played a role in making Kneaders what it is. These stories are interesting and touching and I appreciated learning more about everyone behind the scenes.

Recipe-wise, there are so many delicious things to make for any occasion. And they provide so many helpful tips so even new bakers should be able to replicate these recipes. I am so excited to make so many things in this cookbook.

Thank you to Netgalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for the eARC in exchange for my honest review.

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Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for an e-ARC an exchange for an honest review.

I thought this was such a great cookbook. I love how along with the recipes there are stories about how the bakery was started and all the people that have been a part of it for the past 25 years. I think some of the recipes sound amazing and I can try to make.

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There are so many recipes packed into this book! From breads to breakfast to dessert this book had it all. From soups to drinks there is something for you in here. I loved the added details of stories behind the recipes and restaurant.

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I received this ARC in exchange for my honest review.

I love Kneaders and am so thrilled to have access to their recipes! Don't hesitate to try the French toast and the raspberry bread pudding!

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This is a beautiful cookbook for a wonderful local to my area bakery and cafe. (Kneaders is currently in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Texas and Utah.) Full disclosure, I’ve eaten at Kneaders many times enjoying sandwiches, soups, pastries and their Saturday all you can eat french toast. This cookbook includes includes those items and more like salads, breads, cakes etc. Some recipes have been retired from the cafe and others are family favorites no longer used. I like that color photos are included as well as tasty tips, substitutions and personalized comments. I like that they include cake recipes that are made from scratch and ones where you can use a box mix with add ins. I’m not a huge baker but there is more than one recipe that I am going to give a try. This is lovely cookbook that is well laid out and feels personalized. It would please any baker or cook especially if they already are familiar with Kneaders Bakery and Cafe.

Thank you to Shadow Mountain Publishing for the ARC via NetGalley and I am leaving a voluntary review.

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This recipe book is full of mouthwatering pictures and enticing recipes. I personally loved all the Salads in this book as they're simple, delicious, and include recipes for the dressings.
I loved reading the stories in this book as it was sweet to see how their family influenced their restaurant and their food. It's fun to see the influence the good food has on the community as well and the stories were very touching.

One of the drawbacks for me personally was the fact that for a lot of the recipes they say to use a specific type of Kneaders bread. As there isn't a Kneaders near me I can't get the bread easily. There also wasn't a recommended substitute for the bread if you couldn't get it from Kneaders. It made it hard to feel like I made the French toast right, or could even replicate it, because I didn't have the very specific type of bread. The sandwich recipes I could find ciabattas for at the grocery store, but once again they recommended very specific breads that aren't readily available. This making those recipes feel too complicated for a mom of two kids trying to make yummy sandwiches for lunch.
I was also a little taken aback that for a recipe book for a restaurant that uses lots of breads there wasn't any bread recipes included in the book. I guess I figured in a Kneaders recipe book I'd learn to make the bread that Kneaders is famous for.

The recipes are really delicious and it's fun to be able to replicate them. I love the variety of dishes for each meal of the day and the variety of flavors.

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I’ve grown up with Kneaders Bakery. I was thrilled to see the cookbook. Now that I love far away from Kneaders I can make the classic recipes on my own. Beautiful pictures. Loved the stories in between about the family and the ideas for recipes. Definitely a treasure of a cookbook. Very well done.

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This book has recipes that are easy to do with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry or cupboard. I like the personal touch of why someone likes the recipe or the memory associated with the recipe. I definitely will be giving some of these recipes a try!

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As someone who used to work at Kneaders and knows some of the recipes, thought you’d like to know they are legit. And if there’s anything I learned about Colleen Worthington (the author and co-owner/founder of Kneaders) it’s that she does everything with her heart. She put her heart into Kneaders and I can see that in this cookbook as well.

It’s a weird feeling reading through the book and seeing photos of people I worked with and learning more interesting facts into their history and how recipes came about. Weird but also interesting.

Some favorites that I think are must-tries:

Blueberry Lemon Muffin Tops
Cinnamon Rolls
Buttermilk Caramel Syrup
James’s Chunky Cinnamon French Toast
Southwest BBQ Chicken Salad
Irish Stew
And all of the yummy breads

Loved that with most recipes, there was a tasty tip section that you can get even more creative on what sounds good to you.

Also…I thought that was a good tip how to make your own buttermilk if you don’t have it on hand since that’s not a regular thing in my kitchen.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Wow...what a book! An incredible and beautiful cookbook with so many amazing looking meals it really was hard to pick a first to try. I must of bookmarked half the book on the first go through. I so want a copy of this book! It was amazing. From the salads, to the sandwiches I was salivating!

What did I like? The book is broken down in sections which appeal to me and the it branches off. The salads drew me in but it was the breads that truly sold me. Southwest barbecue chicken salad will my first trial in this book. The pictures were fantastic. I’ve had chicken salad but you had me at barbecue! There are some homemade salad dressings also which I will also be including with my salad. The book includes some in depth to the family and various stories about the actual restaurant which I find charming!

Would I buy or recommend? I can’t gush enough about the pictures and recipes in this book. Soups, salads, sandwiches, and types of desserts and bread. It’s a great lunch book! I received a complimentary copy to look at and give my opinion. You won’t be sorry you grabbed a copy of this gorgeous book! Five huge stars!

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