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Irena’s Hollywood Brownies from Best-Ever Brownies

“I need a brownie recipe. For the bake sale.” Suzen was not yet frustrated, but she was getting there. A few times each semester, the wonderful kids from the Culinary Club at Hunter High School for Mathematics and Science in New York City come to Cooking by the Book for a few hours of dedicated…

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Melt-y Chocolate –Truffle Cookies from Homemade Decadence by Joy Wilson

That top picture explains why Suzen and I will not be dining on the deck today. We could attempt an igloo, of course, and “eat in” or “eat under” the snow, but we are reluctant to attempt that. Can you make an igloo from snow? Do we need ice? We are just not prepared here.…

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Ginger Molasses Cookies from Flour by Joanne Chang

I don’t mean to be a bad person. I’m just weak. We were in Boston and while Suzen attended a conference, I was off exploring. We have two wonderful cookbooks, Flour and Flour Too by the most talented Joanne Chang. She was in graduate school, began baking and what do you know: cookbook author, master of…

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Bombin’ Blondies from Extreme Brownies by Connie Weis

I do remember my first visit to the Museum of Modern Art. Decades ago. Before two, or is it three, massive expansions. Now, the Museum is as big as a cruise ship. Then, it was smaller, more intimate. There were fewer people and it was quieter. And the paintings seemed to have more impact. There…

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