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TBT Recipe: Olive Oil Cake with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Ordinarily, I want my cake made with butter and not oil. It’s a personal preference matter. I just find oil-based cakes to be less attractive in terms of taste and texture. Except for olive oil cakes. Somehow a good olive oil seems to shine in creating a very special density and texture that I love…

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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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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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Brian’s Strawberry Mango Daiquiri with Pineapple Simple Syrup

Sooooo good. This beverage is just delicious. It’s filled with complex flavor and thick, like a smoothie. And, it’s actually low in alcohol content with only about 75% of the rum that is normally in daiquiri. You want the fruit ripe here. The berries can be almost gone. Almost, but no mold please. Cocktails used…

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