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Double Berry and Polenta Cake

  Before summer ends — it’s 57° at 1:40PM on August 15th and I don’t know where summer is — but assuming it reappears and before the berries are gone, use them wisely and well. It is a rare cake that does not need frosting or whipped cream or ice cream, but this cake can…

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Chocolate-Vanilla Marble Loaf

Grandsons often possess special powers. For example, if I want a marble cake, and I ask for it, Suzen is going to reply, “You have to watch your sugar intake! How many times ….” On the other hand, our grandson Reid was visiting from Austin. “Can I have a marble cake?” he asked. “Brian, find…

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Diablo Cake from Beekman 1802 Heirloom Desserts

Devil’s food cake is an American creation, a fairly recent one from the very early 1900’s. The first printed recipe occurred in 1905. And, then evolution set in. The cake is characterized by being more moist and more airy than traditional chocolate cakes. Instead of melted chocolate, cocoa is often used. And most recipes use…

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Blueberry Crumb Cake from Michele Stuart

  “What was that?” I asked Suzen. My wife’s head popped up. I ate a blueberry and added “I thought I saw something over there.” I nodded towards the far end of the blueberry field, which ends in hills and forest. Home to bears. “Don’t go there,” Suzen said. She claims I tease her too…

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