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Banana Black Cake from Maida Heatter

  In last week’s Throwback Thursday Cookbook Review, I featured one of the works by an American icon: Maida Heatter’s Book of Great American Desserts, http://www.cookingbythebook.com/cookbook-reviews/tbt-cookbook-review-maida-heatters-great-book-of-american-desserts/ This is a wonderful and important book, as valuable for its headnotes as the recipes. You can get a real survey of American desserts by reading those headnotes and…

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Molasses Banana Cobbler

There was no way I was not going to make this. First, the header notes says it is a “decadent dessert for cold winter days.” Second, it has the word “molasses” in the title. “You are a sucker for titles,” Suzen says to me. “You are just lucky I happen to like a pretty face,”…

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Brian’s Back Spasm Banana Backup

I don’t know why, but my back is killing me. Not a muscle pull but spasms that dash up and down when I twist, reach, or just move. I was trying to make a Banana Daiquiri, but the rum was one shelf too high and I could not easily get to that bottle. I could…

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Super Bowl Preparation: Brian’s New Mango Salsa

  It’s the Monday before the Sunday where the world, or least the American part of it, ends. Temporarily. Sunday is the Super Bowl and the biggest day of the year for finger food. Billion of chips, millions upon millions of chicken wings, tanker truck loads of chili — all that and more will be…

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