What We're Reading: Bake Good Things

If you want to kick up your baking skills a notch, this book is for you. Bake Good Things, from Williams-Sonoma, will help you master everything from cookies and muffins to cakes and breads.

Each chapter focuses on a single baking technique accompanied by step-by-step directions and photos. Secrets to success are revealed, such as why cold butter is essential for achieving perfectly flaky biscuits and how to prevent piecrusts from overbrowning.

Then try your hand at the sweet and savory recipes. Strawberry jam muffins, bacon and cheese scones and a coconut pound cake are just a sampling of the delicious treats in store for you.

Whether you’re a baking novice or you’re looking for some delicious recipes to hone your skills, this book has much to offer. So tie on your apron, preheat the oven and start baking good things!