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Summer Trifle for New Year’s Day from The Homemade Kitchen

In The Homemade Kitchen, Alana Chernila calls this a Summer Trifle. And indeed we usually offer up this dish with mounds of fresh summer fruit. However, nowadays even in the dead of winter you can get berries galore. Fresh peaches? No, I admit we can’t find those, but that deficiency is just the perfect excuse…

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A Summery Pomegranate & Strawberry Cake for the Holidays from Nourish

From Christmas to New Years, we may be traveling or hosting and very likely feasting. Pomegranates are in season and we can always find strawberries. From Amber Rose in the lively new book Nourish, here is her Summery Pomegranate & Strawberry Cake. [Oh, you question the “summery” adjective? Amber grew up in New Zealand and…

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Holiday Idea: White Chocolate Coconut Cake from Sweet by Valerie Gordon

Would you like a White Christmas? You can have one. You can bake one up. All you need is some white chocolate, some coconut, and some happy time in your kitchen. This magnificent cake is from Sweet by Valerie Gordon. On the outside, there is a white chocolate buttercream frosting. On the inside, there is…

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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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