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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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Strawberry Lemonade with Lemon Sugar from Brown Sugar Kitchen

In Brown Sugar Kitchen, Tanya Holland describes the intense Southern food offered in her Oakland, California restaurant. Located on an industrial street, Brown Sugar generates lines out the door. For good reasons. This beverage is one of the treasures at the restaurant and in this cookbook. Lemonade is always made with sugar, of course. But…

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Pavlova with Strawberries and Strawberry Jam

Two years ago I blogged a Pavlova with Peaches and Blueberries, lovely summer dessert from the delectable book Meringue by Linda K. Jackson and Jennifer Evan Gardner. In a sentence, a pavlova is a big meringue shell with a high edge, filled first with pastry cream or whipped cream and then topped with fruit. It’s…

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