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Crispy Cornmeal Waffles from Dorie Greenspan

How much of your childhood to you remember?It can be frightening to search for memories and sense how much seems to be lost and yet there are points of reassurance when some memories seem to be permanently, and perhaps prominently, positioned in your brain. My childhood Sunday breakfasts were always one of two things: pancakes…

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Old-Fashioned Berry Icebox Cake from The Weekend Baker by Abigail Johnson Dodge

There are exceptions to every rule. I have a rule: never mix fruit and chocolate. Black Forest Cake? Please I hate it. I like fruit, I am addicted to chocolate, but the combination, for me, is ghastly. And then there is this cake. On your store shelves are those boxes of Famous Chocolate Wafers by…

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Blackberry Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel from Breakfast Comforts by Rick Rodgers

In Breakfast Comforts Rick Rodgers offers ideas encouraging you to idle in the kitchen in the morning. He offers griddle treats, egg inspirations, savory main ideas, and some sweet combinations deliberately enticing you to bake at home. I cannot count how many times I have had that coffee cake with cinnamon streusel on top and…

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Mixed Berry Galette from Dessert of the Day by Kim Laidlaw

Kim Laidlaw’s Dessert of Day has lovely recipe ideas for every single day of the year. This gallant galette is perfect for the coming 4th of July holiday. On the 4th, you may be overbooked. There’s the fireworks, of course, but also that feast before. Perhaps a picnic, soccer games or a family outing. You…

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