SUGAR SUGAR THE BOOK
Sugar, Sugar is an innovative cookbook concept written by the Sugar Mommas (Momma Reiner & Momma Jenna) – two saucy gals who want to populate the universe with timeless sweet recipes and their family legacies.
Every recipe has a story—a creator who brought it to life. Momma Reiner’s Fudge came from a family recipe, passed down from generation to generation. Eventually it landed on the famed “O List,” The Martha Stewart Show, and the Rachael Ray Show. We drove down memory lane to discover our sugar inheritance, and then dug into everyone else’s past to find their dusty, torn and butter-crusted index cards.
Why sweets? The family dessert is legendary. No one wants to brag about Brussels sprouts!
Why the stories? We could have just published sugar recipes, but we wanted to bring them to life. The tales behind the recipes we chose drew us in. These stories provide peeks into family lives, histories and rituals.
While we want to preserve tradition, and capture recipes that might otherwise be lost, this is not your grandmother’s cookbook! We have included splashes of sassy narrative throughout. Whether it’s our explanation of the tart shells for Lemon Starlets, “Although the crust is delicious, we think its sole purpose is to ensure that you don’t look like a freak at parties licking the lemon filling off your index finger,” or commentary from our contributors, “I love sugar so much, I named my dog Sugar so I could go outside and holler, ‘Come here, Sugar!’” our aim is to remind readers that baking is fun!
Whether you are an occasional home baker or an avid professional, we believe you will enjoy the treasure trove of delicacies collected here. Our hope is that if you have a cherished dessert, you’ll be inspired to contribute it at www.SugarSugarRecipes.com. Every recipe has a beginning, a middle . . . and our goal is to make sure it does not have an end!
The Sugar Mommas