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Holiday Idea: White Chocolate Banana Spice Mousse from Marcel Desaulneirs

If you do have a Christmas dinner, and most of us do, how do you go about planning for it? There is always that resistance to just “do Thanksgiving over again” right down to the pumpkin pie. Yes, heresy. Let’s start over for Christmas. From Marcel Desdaulniers’ I’m Dreaming of Chocolate Christmas here is a…

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Brownies from Classic Cookies with a Modern Twist

“Where is the 8 by 8 pan?” Suzen asked me. “There, right there, in that stack in your hand,” I answered. She was holding a big collection of baking pans. She had a frustrated look on her face. “Ya think!” she responded with angst. God, sometimes I have to prove everything. I got the ruler.…

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Thanksgiving Idea: Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust from Sweet by Valerie Gordon

Oh, dear. Thanksgiving is one week away and you have not decided on dessert. You want something pumpkin but you don’t want that traditional pie? Just, just over it? Not sure what to do? From Sweet by Valerie Gordon here is a pumpkin dessert that goes above and beyond mere pie: Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap…

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Apple-Pumpkin Pie from Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade

Rachel Saunders is a jam maven. In her second book, Blue Chairs Cooks with Jam & Marmalade, she is not making jams but employing them in savory and sweet dishes. Sweet like this one. This dish is one of those “why didn’t I ever think of that” masterpieces. For Thanksgiving we all have our pumpkin…

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