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Spaghetti with Radicchio, Ricotta, and Lemon-Garlic Bread Crumbs from The Lemon Cookbook

In The Lemon Cookbook, Ellen Jackson very convincingly presents the idea that we can use lemons from breakfast to midnight. Lemon can be a dominant element, as in lemonade, or more often provide just the accents needed to take a dish from good to wonderful. On these winter nights, here’s a hearty pasta dish that…

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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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Cool Mint Slush from The Ultimate Blender Cookbook by Rebecca Ffrench

I made this. I drank this, and I became an instant addict. From The Ultimate Blender Cookbook by Rebecca Ffrench this is just something you have never experienced before. Now, I have a monstrous sweet tooth, but I’m trying to cut back. For me, sugar has always intensified the flavor — though Suzen says I’m…

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Lemon Pudding Cake

  Pudding is something we rarely encounter as adults. We have fond memories of Jell-O boxes and multiple servings of chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream. But pudding now? When Suzen suggests that teams coming for an event at Cooking by the Book finish their hands-on experience with pudding, well pudding cake, there is often…

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