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Tipsy Cornmeal Cake

Soft, delicate, subtle. Not this cake. If you want a cake with “texture” and “flavor” that bites you back, resists your bite, then here is a recipe for you. And, it’s one to absorb any leftover berries you might find before fall freezes us all. The cake uses equal amounts of cornmeal and all-purpose flour.…

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Devil’s Food Cake from Retro Cakes and Cookies

  For Halloween, why not a Devil’s Food Cake. Chocolate. Rich. Tangy. Ah, but the devil is in the details. I know of no other cake recipe with such a diverse base of recipe alternatives. It’s a light, chocolate cake but getting to that end can mean many different combinations of ingredients and techniques are…

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Pumpkin Chiffon Cake for Thanksgiving

Heresy is a word we rarely use these days. Now that burning at the stake is no longer a risk, we really don’t pay attention to the rabble rousers. There are fanatical types on the other side other planet but very few in Manhattan — I’m ignoring politics policy. Some people might consider me a…

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Frosted Maple Drops

As you wander the fall farmers markets, you are sure to see bottles and even jugs of a wonderful American product: maple syrup. When Suzen and I travel to Europe, we take a bundle of small bottles to give away to old and new friends. Eyes widen when they see the liquid gold and we…

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