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Devils Food Cake from Flo Braker

There are a hundred versions of Devils Food Cake, or Devil’s if you still believe in English grammar. The “standard” ingredients have shifted substantially over the past century. Variations abound: with chocolate or with cocoa, with sour cream or with buttermilk or both. With water, even, as appears here in a lovely version from Flo…

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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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Cinnamon Sugar Roll Cookies

    Fans of this blog know that I have a favorite cookie: the Maxine, a refrigerator cookie with a chocolate-nut center wrapped in a dough, sliced and baked. I’ve made it for Christmas for over 30 years. Suzen and I no longer have a tree every year, but we do have this cookie. Here…

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Buttermilk Maple Spice Cake

  This cake is not gingerbread. Now, I personally love gingerbread, the spicier the better, but some folks have a different palate, one that does not appreciate the assault of too much ginger on the tongue. For those of you, and I respect you ginger sensitivity, here is a subtle substitute. “Subtle” by way originally…

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