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Sourdough Coffee Cake from Maximum Flavor

    “I’m making this cake,” Suzen announced last Sunday morning. She had a book in her hands, cleverly hidden, and I was not shown the recipe. Three hours later I was presented with the dish in the top picture: a dense coffee cake with streusel topping and that wedge of something slicing down into…

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Dolci di Noci from Southern Italian Desserts

  What if you could make an astonishing desserts in five minutes with just three ingredients? Too good to be true? No, not at all. This is an astonishingly good cookie. I tested it last night on two good friends. “What do you taste?” I asked. “Coconut? Peanut butter? Cinnamon? …” The questions kept coming…

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Bittersweet Decadence Cookies by Alice Medrich

“Did you publish yet?” The publicist for Alice Medrich’s Seriously Bitter Sweet just emailed me. Of course I published. I remember this beautiful cookie that tasted just impeccably perfect. I searched my blog history. Gee, that’s funny. Suzen and I made the cookie [okay, I watched and she made it because her trust level in…

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Kahlua Frosting

This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day and it may just be time for husbands and kids to spend some time in the kitchen. Make Mom a cake. Frost the cake. See Mom smile. Actually, see Mom roll her eyes when you surprise her with a spectacular frosting that transforms any cake — white, yellow, chocolate…

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