I love cookbooks, but my personal favorite is actually a baking book—THE TREATS TRUCK BAKING BOOK by Kim Ima. Let me start off by saying that I love baked goods… cookies, cupcakes, rice crispy bars, pies, lemon squares… don’t even get me started on lemon squares!

When I first started working with Kim Ima, I fell more than a little in love with her truck. Sugar, the chic retro food truck making stops all over NYC, is always stocked with the best goodies you can imagine – and they never disappoint. Luckily, with THE TREATS TRUCK BAKING BOOK, everyone can enjoy Kim’s delightful, simple, and delicious recipes at home.

And the icing on the proverbial cake is that Kim is the kind of person who always slips you a cookie (or lemon square) on top of what you’ve ordered, or just when she’s stopping by. Because she’s sweet and wonderful, and that’s the kind of gift I want to give my mom on Mother’s Day. I know how fun these recipes are to bake, and I know my mom will love Kim’s motto—“not too fancy, always delicious”—just as much as I do.

And, hey, it wouldn’t hurt if mom had a fresh batch of Kim’s lemon squares cooling on the kitchen counter the next time I came home.

KIM IMA is the owner of The Treats Truck, a mobile bakery business serving neighborhoods throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. Considered a pioneer of the specialty food truck scene, Kim has been featured in the New York Times, Time Out New York, New York Post, Food & Wine, and Gourmet. She has also appeared on Food Network’s Kid in a Candy Store and TLC’s Best Food Ever, and partnered with companies like Visa and Coach on various promotions. She is a lifelong appreciator of food (all kinds) and dessert (all kinds). She lives in Brooklyn with her truck, Sugar. You can follow her on Twitter @TheTreatsTruck.

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