All the Sweet Things

Baked Goods and Stories from the Kitchen of Sweetsugarbean

By (author): Renée Kohlman
ISBN 9781771512046
Hardcover | Publication Date: April 25, 2017
Book Dimensions: 8 in. x 10 in.
320 Pages

About the Book

Gold Winner, 2018 Taste Canada Food Writing Award for Single-Subject Cookbook
Winner, 2018 Gourmand World Cookbook Award in English Canada
Among the Globe and Mail‘s Best Cookbooks of 2017

More than 100 recipes for desserts and baked goods from the kitchen of Renée Kohlman, named one of the Canada’s top food bloggers by the National Post.

All the Sweet Things is full of delectable desserts and wholesome baked goods with recipes for muffins, cookies, cakes, pies, custards, pastries, truffles, and ice cream. Reinvent last night’s dessert for this morning’s breakfast, whip up your very first pie, and wow your colleagues, friends, and family during the holidays by gifting them with impressive baked goods. With wit and warmth doled out in equal measure, Renée acknowledges that baking can be intimidating, but assures you that whether you’re a beginner baker or a seasoned pro, each recipe is doable and delicious.

Offering a list of pantry essentials and useful tools and equipment, a photograph to accompany every recipe, variations for gluten-free bakers, and essays written in Kohlman’s signature style, this gorgeous new cookbook will pull you into the kitchen to bake, then back to the couch to curl up and read.

About the Author(s)

Renée Kohlman is the author of the Taste Canada award-winning cookbook All the Sweet Things (Touchwood Editions, 2017). She’s a professional cook and baker, freelance food writer, and columnist for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. She also writes a popular food blog, Sweetsugarbean. In the summer you’ll find her in the garden admiring her sweet peas and coaxing her cats down from trees; in the winter she’s curled up with a book and a mug of hot chocolate. Renée lives in Saskatoon.



“Your new go-to cookbook for ‘All the Sweet Things’ . . . an essential addition to our list of must-have cookbooks.” —Canadian Living

“In her beautiful debut cookbook, Renee writes from the heart, weaving stories and recipes together in a way that convinces us that we too are capable of making magic in the kitchen. A collection of both familiar and inspiring new desserts, this book is sure to become a timeless Canadian classic.” —Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, award-winning writer at Simple Bites and author of Brown Eggs and Jam Jars

“Every page of All The Sweet Things, the stunning new cookbook by Saskatchewan native Renée Kohlman, is packed with deliciousness. From nostalgic Jam Jams from Kohlman’s prairie upbringing to innovative delights like Parsnip and Cardamom Muffins with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Icing, All The Sweet Things has irresistible recipes for cooks of all kinds. Not only is Renée a fantastic baker, she is a soulful writer and gifted photographer; when you’re not cooking from her book, you might just find yourself tucked into bed drooling over her photographs and savouring her heartfelt stories.” —Erin Scott, bestselling author of Yummy Supper

“Renée has an eye for all the sweet things—everything she makes is real and approachable, and is always exactly what I want to eat, whether I know it or not. For those who eat with their eyes—and don’t we all?—her photos are irresistible, the perfect pairing with recipes that make the home cook feel like they’re right beside her in the kitchen.” —Julie Van Rosendaal, bestselling author and founder of

“Kohlman’s charming and handsome book is not just about desserts, but about the joys of making sweet things! Her story and food memories are part of the charm.” —Culinaire

“Renée shares all the sweet things of her life with wit, style and humour, on the page, on the plate, online, and in person. From re-worked classics to unexpected savoury ingredients—parsnips, tahini, turmeric —she’ll surprise you but will never let you down. Oh, mama! Try her gloriously messy Eton Mess, Soft-serve Mascarpone Ice Cream, or Heirloom Jam Jams. You’re gonna love this sweet book and the generous woman who wrote it.” —dee Hobsbawn-Smith, award-winning author of Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet

“More than a collection of recipes. It’s also about Kohlman’s life, and there are many stories connected to the food . . . The book is a testament to following your heart, and I, for one, can’t get enough of that story.” —Edmonton Journal

“The kind of cookbook that reads like a good novel that you can’t put down.” —Food Bloggers of Canada

“The Saskatoon native knows what she’s doing . . . Kohlman’s first cookbook, All The Sweet Things, has more than 100 recipes for cookies, cakes, tarts, pies, pastries and more, and everything I made from it was spectacular.” —Globe and Mail

“Not only is it a beautiful book . . . All The Sweet Things stands out for it’s absolutely fabulous stories between chapters, from Renée’s adventures in the North to her stories of Small Town Saturday nights. You won’t lack for entertaining reading material between choosing which recipes you are going to make first.” —Karlynn Johnstone, author of Flapper Pie and Blue Prairie Sky

“For pastry chef Renee Kohlman, cooking daily fuels her creativity and feeds her passion. It’s integral to her well-being and baking is interwoven into the fabric of her life. In good times, baking heightened her celebrations. In sad times, the kitchen gave her comfort and a place to reflect and think things through. All of this is captured in her first cookbook, All the Sweet Things, full of recipes she has developed and gathered and deeply personal stories of her life as connected to the recipes.” —Western Producer