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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Karlene Tillie  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Tillie lives in the suburbs of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tillie is a former science teacher and has been a student of baking since her fingers could reach the mixing bowl. While living in Europe, she attended cooking schools, reviewed restaurants, and compiled her first recipe book, American Cookies. Tillie currently resides in the Chicago suburbs and celebrates the joys of baking in her weekly recipe column, ''The Impatient Baker''.

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Titles At Your Library

The Impatient Baker: Simple, Streamlined, and Speedy Recipes for Classic American Baking
ISBN: 059545187X

iUniverse, Inc.. 2007

Who has time for all those fussy, ingredient-heavy recipes? Who wants to have to run to the grocery store for another special ingredient you'll only use once? If you want to save time while baking, then join seasoned, self-proclaimed impatient baker Karlene Tillie in her kitchen with her latest recipe book, The Impatient Baker.The Impatient Baker is full of sweet, uncomplicated comfort food. Only basic ingredients are needed to make scrumptious cakes and cookies, delectable brownies and bars, and muffins that are to die for. All the recipes in this collection are short and simple-and most require only one bowl and take just minutes to mix! Tillie's delicious recipes include:Vanilla Buttered Blueberry CobblerChocolate Chocolate Chocolate CookiesLighter-Side Carrot CakeButterscotch BlondiesIced Oatmeal Spice CookiesCappuccino MuffinsFrench Toast CasseroleAnd more!Keep The Impatient Baker handy in your kitchen, and it will become like your favorite pair of jeans-always easy and comfortable. Even better than those jeans, the goodies you will bake are wonderful to share. All you need for delicious baked goods is right at your fingertips, in your own kitchen!

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The Impatient Baker 2068 Brookwood Drive South Elgin, IL 60177