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Chocolate Fudge Brownies from Brownies Blondies and Other Traybakes from Ryland Peters & Small

  Yesterday I posted a very positive review of Brownies, Blondies and Other Traybakes from Ryland Peters & Small. It’s the best brownie book in years. And, yes, you should try all the other yummy treats here. This is a British book, so there are some surprises here for you: jam-filled and fig-topped trays of…

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Neapolitan Christmas Eve Spaghetti with Walnuts from The Four Seasons of Pasta

  Last August I did a cookbook review for The Four Seasons of Pasta, a collection of recipes offering pasta on an elevated level. Italy is a land of feasts and holiday. Christmas Eve is traditionally a meatless meal, but “meatless” can be quite exceptional. Here, the “meat” feeling comes from walnuts, lots of walnuts.…

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Black and White Cupcakes from Sprinkles

Last week I posted a very positive review of The Sprinkles Baking Book by Candace Nelson. She started the Spinkles chain over a decade ago. It’s simple to describe Sprikles: the best cupcakes on earth. I know. I have tested and tasted far and wide. There is simply no question that the Sprinkles products have…

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Egg, Spinach & Feta Tarts with Honey & Poppy Seeds from Toast Hash Roast Mash by Dan Doherty

  If you are reading this early Sunday morning, you have a chance to dash to the store, do some buying and return home to prepare an elegant brunch. Otherwise, you have a whole week to prepare in advance for this excellent brunch main course. It’s from the new Toast Hash Roast Mash by Dan…

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