Donna Bell's Bake Shop (Hardcover) Book

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The heartwarming story of how NCIS star Pauley Perrette and her two best friends created a Southern-style bake shop in Manhattan—a celebration of love and friendship with gorgeous photographs and delicious recipes.

Nestled in the heart of midtown New York is a little shop with a big story. An all-natural bake shop that specializes in Southern baked goods, Donna Bell’s is owned by Pauley Perrette, the actress who plays “Abby Scuito” on CBS’sNCIS, and her two best friends, Darren Greenblatt and Matthew Sandusky. It was named in honor of Pauley’s late mother, who is the beloved inspiration for everything they bake.

It all started in 1993, when Pauley met Darren in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen, just blocks away from where the shop is currently located. The two became inseparable friends and Pauley’s Southern mom would welcome Darren to their home with mouthwatering treats. Darren loved this food and soon left his successful career in fashion to open a food truck that sold Southern desserts at the Jersey Shore. Eventually he wanted to expand and turned to Pauley and their friend Matthew—who worked in the Los Angeles food industry—for help. Soon Matthew was on his way to New York to open Donna Bell’s Bake Shop with Pauley and Darren.

With recipes for favorites like buttermilk biscuits, chocolate chip-almond scones, and peach streusel muffins; personal photographs from Pauley, Darren, Matthew, and Donna Bell herself; this is the story how one fantastic bake shop brings warmth and happiness—one treat at a time—to the urban jungle that is New York City.


  • Author: Pauley Perrette / Darren Greenblatt / Matthew Sandusky
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781476771120
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  • Dimensions: 9.20 H x 7.40 W inches
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Number of Pages: 224 Pages
  • Release Date: April 14, 2015

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Pros

  • Easy to read (12)
  • Well written (10)
  • Deserves multiple readings (9)
  • Informative (9)
  • Engaging characters (8)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Gift (9)
  • Reference (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (6), Bookworm (5), Casual reader (4)

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5.0

Great story and the recipes out of this world

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from Fort Campbell, ky

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Pros

  • Engaging characters
  • The Story Was So Engaging
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Nothing Bad To Say

Best Uses

  • Great For Ncis Fan
  • Simple And Great Recipes

This has become 1 of my new favorite cookbooks. If you like NCIS or you just want some recipes from heart this is the book for you!!!!

 
5.0

Great cookbook!

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from NC

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Verified Buyer

Look like a great cookbook. Just received it last week and haven't had a chance to try any of the recipes. They all look delicious, and I like the personal notes and photos included in the book.

 
5.0

ABBS COOKBOOK

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from BELLEVUE ,MICHIGAN

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  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

      I LOVE ABBS AND WILL USE HER COOKBOOK ALL THE TIME

       
      5.0

      Donna Bell's Cookbook

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      from Culver, Oregon

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Informative
      • Page-Turner
      • Well Written

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          God Bless.

           
          4.0

          Ecom Order

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          from Houston Texas

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          Pros

          • Informative

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift

            Baking

             
            5.0

            This Was a Gift

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            from Southeast TX

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Fan Of Pauley Perrette
            • Informative

            Cons

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              • Gift
              • Reference

              This was a gift to my best friend. She got me interested in NCIS and we are both devoted fans now, watching all the new shows as they come out, but also watching the older shows and the marathons as they play out. She's particularly a fan of Pauley Perrette and collects cookbooks, so I felt this cookbook would be perfect for her. She loves it. Her birthday was just a few days ago and she told me she can hardly wait to start trying out the recipes in it.

               
              5.0

              For my Sister

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              from Murfreesboro, TN

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              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Read
              • Engaging characters
              • Informative
              • Page-Turner
              • Well Written

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                • Gift

                Bought this for my sister - She is the biggest NCIS fan that I know. So, I know she will love this..

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Donna Bell's cookbook

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                from Springfield, IL

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                Pros

                • Easy To Read
                • Great Recipes

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                    Has some really great recipes.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Love my cookbook

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                    from San Jose, Ca

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                    • Easy To Read

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                        I bought this cookbook to share with my 6 year old daughter. She loves the recipes. The recipes are easy and simple. Great for kids or adults

                         
                        5.0

                        Great book. Couldn,t put it down.

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                        from Ontario, Canada

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                        • Deserves Multiple Readings
                        • Easy To Read
                        • Informative
                        • Well Written

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                          • Gift
                          • Recipies Included

                          Being an NCIS fan I enjoyed reading about Pauley Perrette and her friends . As well the recipes included a great.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Nicely Done

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                          from Louisville, Ky.

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                          • Deserves Multiple Readings
                          • Easy To Read
                          • Engaging characters
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                          • Page-Turner
                          • Well Written

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                            • Gift

                            This is a nice mix of story and reciepes, makes for a pleasant afternoon read.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            love the book

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                            from Wilton, Ia.

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                            i gave the book to my sister for her bd and she loves it.

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great cookbook for bakery items!

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                            from Halt, Ca

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                            Pros

                            • Deserves Multiple Readings
                            • Easy To Read
                            • Engaging characters
                            • Informative
                            • Well Written

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                              Nice recipes! Have made several items. The recipes were very easy to follow! Loved the stories from the authors.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Awesome book!

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                              from Canyon Lake, TX

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                                  Very simple recipes yet so intricate!

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                                  5.0

                                  Love Donna Bell's Bake Shop

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                                  from Marysville CA

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                                  Pros

                                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                                  • Easy To Read
                                  • Engaging characters
                                  • Love The Recipes Storie
                                  • Well Written

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                                    To make special recipes all the time!!!

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    GREAT COOK BOOK.

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                                    from SALEM, OREGON

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                                    GREAT BOOK. GREAT RECIPES. GREAT PEOPLE.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Don't judge a book by cover.

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                                    from Merced, CA

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                                    • Engaging characters

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                                      I loves to bake something and I am not afraid to try something new...

                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Title says what it is - It's PERFECT.

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                                      from Arlington, Mass

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                                      • Deserves Multiple Readings
                                      • Easy To Read
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                                      • Wonderful

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                                        Delicious,mouth watering receipes,beautifully photographed and loved the stories of Darren, Matthew and especially Polly Perrette. Book was easy to read. I have already read it twice since receiving it. Donna Bell was a great baker.

                                        Hope they do another one and add more.

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