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Banana-Poppy Seed Cake from Flo Braker

In that bag of books you would take to a desert island, surely you must include Flo Braker’s Baking for All Occasions. My review from a few years ago may convince you of that. We keep the book on a convenient shelf and Suzen reaches for it once a month or more. This past weekend,…

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Gluten-Free Lemon Tart

Suzi does a lot of work with celiac patients. We are the official test kitchen for the Center for Celiac Disease at Columbia University. Once a month, patients and their families come to Cooking by the Book to prepare an entire meal including dessert. Suzi has developed menus that anyone, anyone would enjoy. If you…

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Fudgy Pumpkin Squares with Gluten-Free Option

For some reason, we tend to eat pumpkin only in a short window of time each fall. Frankly, a lovely pumpkin pie seems to be an appropriately colored Easter dessert. Pumpkin cookies or squares are actually welcome any time. Suzi’s corporate customers at Cooking by the Book just keep picking this dessert year round. Whether…

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Karleksmums or Chocolate Coffee Squares from Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

I recently posted a review of a lovely book, Fika: The Art of Swedish Coffee Break. We often think of coffee or espresso being consumed in a Paris café or an Italian square. But the Swedes drink more per capita and they do it with fervor. Coffee is not enjoy in solitary. The Swedes have…

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