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Chocolate Chip Cookies from Dorie Greenspan via Paris

Some foods are just American. Apple pie, chocolate chip cookies, … Ah, well, about that pie. There is tart tartine from France which is certainly a forerunner of our treat — and to be truthful a good tartine can give a good apple pie a very strong run for the money. Or the Euro. But…

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Blackberry Buckle from Rose Levy Berenbaum

I don’t know why it is, or if you have the same feelings, but some fruit desserts seem very personal to me. A fruit crisp or buckle seems to be my very own private dessert. In the picture at the bottom, the buckle really is private because Rose Levy Beranbaum baked them off individually. In…

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Pistachio and Lemon Cake from World Class Cakes by Roger Pizey

Suzen and I first posted this recipe last year. We've returned to the recipe again, and gotten a better picture in the process. This is an elegant dessert for any time of the year but the combination of pistachios and lemon makes it very refreshing on a summer evening. Take this to the table before…

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Dense Chocolate Brownies from Comfort Food by Rick Rodgers

Sometimes in a marriage there can be a little role reversal. No, we are not talking about Bruce or Caitlyn Jenner here. This is more important than mere sex. This is about chocolate. In Comfort Food, Rick Rodgers presents iconic recipes for the dishes you grew up loving. In Comfort the recipes have been perfected,…

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