Tag Archives: Sweet and Vicious Cookbook

Chewy Chocolate Bread


Words and recipe by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong Model: Anne Chaddock Donegan Supergirl costume by Jessica Duthu I live in a neighborhood of seventeen houses and twenty- two children (the odds are against me). I’ve tested this recipe on many of my adult neighbors and they love it, but it was the children who seemed extra-excited and Read More »

Pretzel Bread


by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong I think it was in fifth grade that I studied states and capitals. Each student’s final grade depended on an oral presentation about an “adopted” state. Our teacher wrote all the states on colorful pieces of paper and placed them in a goldfish bowl for us to choose. Read More »

Eyes Wide Shut Bread


by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong Sometimes you can see more clearly with your eyes closed. Eyes closed, a bite of a hot dog with the works and I’m an adolescent again, sitting on the bleachers at Wrigley Field. Close my eyes and a bite of a fried pork tenderloin sandwich takes me back Read More »

Apple Upside-Down Skillet Corn Cake


By Libbie Summers from my book (Sweet and Vicious –baking with attitude, Rizzoli) Photography by Teresa Earnest Photography I never used to like upside-down cake because I always thought it had to be made with canned pineapple and maraschino cherries. (For some reason, I was convinced those preternaturally red cherries must cause cancer; then I Read More »

Wahini Pie (aka Macadamia Nut Pie)


By Libbie Summers Assisted by Candace Brower Wahini is the Hawaiian word for woman or queen. In my small world, woman and queen are interchangeable. Luckily, in my husband’s world they are as well. This salty, sweet pie is fit for any queen. It’s my go-to pie for the holidays, and no one has ever Read More »

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