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Sour Cherry Crumble

If there are sour cherries at the farmers markets, it must be midsummer, and if you love cherries, you owe it to yourself to pick up a couple of quarts and make something yummy. A pie is an obvious vehicle … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cherry Clafoutis

Fresh sour cherries are not something you can usually find at your local grocery store. They are delicate, spoil easily, and do not suffer long truck rides well. Their season, a maddeningly brief interlude at midsummer, is, however, the occasion … Continue reading

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Banana Flax Bread

When bananas get a little brown and soft, they may not be the most appetizing to eat out of hand, but they are very sweet and the banana flavor is very concentrated, so they work really well in banana bread. … Continue reading

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Peach Blueberry Oat Crunch

Nothing says summer like peaches, and although many baked fruit desserts are wonderful, served warm they don’t help those of us who keep the thermostat on the high end stay cool. So I thought I’d come up with a little … Continue reading

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Strawberry Corn Muffins

The farmers’ markets are really blooming and this past weekend, strawberries were the highlight of many of them. The market around the corner from my house was red red red with the gorgeous little berries, and fans were scooping them … Continue reading

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Bourbon Street Pralines

Pralines are a delectable piece of New Orleans culinary history, and there are about as many recipes for them as there are ways for a New Orleans native to smile. And smile you will, when you get a bite of … Continue reading

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Island Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is what happens when adults don’t have time to make French toast for breakfast. Breakfast for dessert! With booze! My favorite dark rum is Gosling’s Black Seal rum, from Bermuda, but any dark rum will work in this … Continue reading

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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cake

For a real chocolate fix, nothing does the trick like a big pile of gooey, cakey, chocolatey goodness like this. Make sure you have plenty of cold milk to go with this. Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cake For the cake 1 … Continue reading

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Orange Almond Biscotti

Equally good with coffee or tea, these crispy confections are surprisingly easy to make. (Just make sure you wet your hands when forming the loaves.) And the recipe makes plenty, so you can have your biscotti and give it away … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sauce

Maybe you’ve never really thought about it. Maybe you didn’t know how easy it is to make your own cranberry sauce from fresh cranberries. Maybe you really like the sthhhhlurrrrp! sound the canned kind makes when you decant it. I … Continue reading

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