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Banana-Poppy Seed Cake from Flo Braker

In that bag of books you would take to a desert island, surely you must include Flo Braker’s Baking for All Occasions. My review from a few years ago may convince you of that. We keep the book on a convenient shelf and Suzen reaches for it once a month or more. This past weekend,…

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TBT Recipe: Molasses Banana Cobbler

  For this Throwback Thursday recipe, I dug two years back to a cold February in 2014 when Suzi and I tried this. You'll like it. Double down with an Irish coffee and suddenly, all the troubles drift away. There is more to molasses than gingersnaps and baked beans! There was no way I was…

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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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Brian’s Tropical 1-2-3 Delight

  How do you make a great cocktail? Mixologists are in constant migration, searching, testing, tasting, and celebrating. There are an infinite number of combinations and techniques. It’s tough to say something is the best, the ultimate. So, on that scale of 1-10, I’m going to call this a 9.99. Maybe even better. Rather than…

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