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Chocolate Pudding

The recipe for this pudding came “from the kitchen of” my mother, who copied it onto a recipe notecard from her friend back in the 1970s. This pudding is by no means fancy, but it’s a classic and can quickly be made without any special ingredients. Jazz up the pudding by using a high-quality cocoa [...]

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Topless, Bottomless Summer Fruit Pie

When stone fruit and berries are abundant at the Farmer’s Market, we often bring home more fruit than we can eat in a week. Don’t worry, though. The extras don’t go to waste; they go into a Topless, Bottomless Summer Fruit Pie. As you might have guessed from the name, it’s really not a pie [...]

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Mother’s Day Blackberry Coconut Macaroon Tarts

The recipe for these Blackberry Coconut Macaroon Tarts—which you may have seen on other blogs—comes from Heidi Swanson’s oh-so-popular new cookbook, Super Natural Every Day. And there’s a good reason these tarts and many of Heidi Swanson’s recipes are taking food blogs by storm: they taste so darn good. I brought these tarts to a [...]

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Meyer Lemon Soufflé with Cointreau Crème Anglaise

A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog for Diablo magazine about Meyer lemons, which included a recipe from Chris Fernandez of Piatti restaurants for Meyer Lemon Soufflé with Cointreau Crème Anglaise. Writing about Meyer lemons convinced me that I must integrate this citrus with its subtle floral fragrance into my cooking repertoire. Today while all of [...]

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

This flourless chocolate cake has become a staple in my baking repertoire. A snap to throw together and always sure to please, this cake packs intense chocolate flavor. The cake is not as cloyingly sweet as fudge nor as cakey as brownies, but it possesses a sophistication of its own. Strips or circles of wax paper [...]

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