Executive Pastry Chef and Culinary Instructor Tracy Wilk has always found warmth and comfort in the kitchen. Which is why, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, she spent quality time whipping up as many sweet dishes as she could think of until baked goods reached the ceiling of her New York City apartment. That's when she decided to spread joy, kindness, and sprinkles of hope with her neighborhood, dropping off boxes of Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cream Pies, and Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes with essential workers, from frontline doctors and nurses to firefighters and grocery store clerks. This grassroots adventure soon turned into a worldwide movement of acts of giving, inspiring others to #BakeItForward. Tracy pulled together others' heartfelt stories and the recipes that brought people happiness inside this book. #BakeItForward is more than just a cookbook: It's a testament to the power of connection, mixed with delightful recipes anyone can find solace in baking—for themselves and for others. From Quarantine Banana Bread to Classic Snickerdoodles, there is something extra special to be found on every page of this book. It's a dazzling and unforgettable reminder of the love that can be found, shared, and devoured in every batch of homemade baked goods.
—JEN GLANTZ, author and friend of Tracy Wilk