In her debut cookbook, Bread Toast Crumbs: Recipes for No-Knead Loaves and Meals to Savor Every Slice (Clarkson Potter, 2017; $30), Alexandra Stafford, creator of the popular blog Alexandra’s Kitchen, demystifies the art of bread baking and shares her loaf-to-crumbs approach for what to make with the slices and heels and nubs from those loaves. Alexandra grew up eating her mother’s peasant bread – a recipe that was a closely guarded family secret – at nearly every meal. When her mother finally gave her permission to post it on her blog, the recipe was an instant sensation with her readers for its foolproof simplicity. In Bread Toast Crumbs, Alexandra shares this now-famous recipe, along with many variations in both flavor and form, including Cinnamon-Sugar Monkey Bread, Quinoa and Flax Bread, and Buttermilk Pull-Apart Rolls. With 135 recipes and more than 100 lovely photos, Bread Toast Crumbs will surprise readers as it showcases any loaf’s wonderful adaptability. Available at www.amazon.com and www.bn.com.