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Peach and Bourbon Cobbler with Almond Spoon Cake

Peach and Bourbon Cobbler with Almond Spoon Cake You know those sweet, drippy peaches you dream about all year? When you’ve had your fill standing over the sink, bake up the rest with dark brown sugar, booze, and a tender topping. And if you see them in late summer, try the recipe with O’Henry peaches: … Continue reading »

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Banana Bundt Cake

Banana Bundt Cake This recipe simply repeats a mistake I made trying to follow the Banana Banana Bread recipe with a deliciously moist result, turning a banana bread into a banana cake. Big banana flavor without a lot of time or effort!” Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder … Continue reading »

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The Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients 1 cup peanut butter* ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup white sugar ½ cup brown sugar 1 egg 3 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ½ cups flour ¾ teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional) Method 1. With a … Continue reading »

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French Macarons

My first attempt. Labor intensive but tasty!

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Lemon Gelato

Lemon Gelato Ingredients 2 cups whole milk Pared or grated zest of just under 1/2 lemon 5 large egg ½ cup sugar Method 1. In a small saucepan combine milk and lemon zest. Place over medium-low heat just until steaming; do not boil. Remove from heat, cover, and allow mixture to infuse for about 20 … Continue reading »

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Black Sesame Ice Cream Recipe

Black Sesame Ice Cream Recipe While living in Japan, I fell in love with black sesame sofuto (soft-serve), which has an all-natural charcoal color and an unbelievably rich and nutty flavor that any fan of peanut butter will love. The secret is Japanese black sesame paste, made from roasted, un-hulled sesame seeds for maximum flavor. … Continue reading »

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Cherry Pie Filling

Cherry Pie Filling “A homemade cherry pie filling! You can use fresh or frozen tart cherries.” Ingredients 4 cups pitted tart red cherries 1 cup white sugar ¼ cup cornstarch Method 1.Place cherries into a saucepan over medium heat, and cover the pan; heat cherries until they release their juice and come to a simmer, … Continue reading »

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Cherry Crumb Pie

Cherry Crumb Pie Guests won’t believe how quickly you made this sweet-tart pie. It starts with convenient canned pie filling. Ingredients 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon cold water 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches) TOPPING: ⅓ cup all-purpose flour ⅓ cup quick-cooking oats 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons … Continue reading »

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Cherry Bublanina Recipe – Czech Tresnova Bublanina

Cherry Bublanina Recipe – Czech Tresnova Bublanina The universal Czechoslovakian cake, called bublanina, varies with the season and the fruit that is available. It’s a bit like a coffeecake in texture and is probably why it is sometimes served as a breakfast pastry. Commonly used fruits are sweet cherries, tart cherries, plums, nectarines, apricots, strawberries … Continue reading »

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The New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

The New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients 2 cups minus 2 tablespoons (8½ ounces) cake flour 1 & 2/3 cups (8½ ounces) bread flour 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt 1 ¼ cups (10 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 ¼ cups (10 ounces) … Continue reading »

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