Raspberry Kumquat Sugar Cookie Cake

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This cake owes its existence to the fact that I’m completely superficial. When I was planning out the Flourless Chocolate Cake I posted a few days ago, I decided I wanted to add some orange flavor to the chocolate, and I had to have some sort of citrus accompaniment to tie everything together. What can…

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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You may or may not be aware that Passover starts this Friday. I don’t celebrate Passover in any religious sense, but I do celebrate chocolate-covered matzoh, coconut macaroons, and flourless chocolate cake, so I have a soft spot in my heart for this holiday. Let’s talk about flourless chocolate cake for a moment. There are…

Roasted Banana Bundt Cake (and the World’s Best Frosting)

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I was excited about this cake for about two hours. See, it’s a fun twist on the traditional banana bundt cake. Instead of adding banana puree to a cake batter, the banana pieces are roasted with butter and brown sugar, then the golden bruleed bananas and their syrupy juices are added to the cake. Think…

Chocolate-Raspberry Tarts

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Happy Monday, friends. I currently have a to-do list three miles long, an unedited book manuscript positively glaring at me from my dining room table, and the overwhelming desire to burrow under my covers and go back to sleep for the next six hours. And did I mention I haven’t even had time to watch…

TWD: Irish Soda Bread

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Don’t laugh, but I’ve actually never had Irish soda bread before. Growing up, our St. Patrick’s Day menu was more likely to feature green oatmeal and green pancakes than corned beef and cabbage, but I don’t know what my excuse is now that I am an adult. I guess it’s a combination of ignorance, apathy,…

Lime-Coconut Pie

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When we last met, I was torturing you with atrocious teenybopper/internet meme song lyrics. Considering that history, and taking into account the fact that I am making a superhuman effort to avoid any “put the lime in the coconut” jokes with this pie post, I think I deserve some snaps, don’t you? Thanks very much….

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie for Pi Day

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You are going to HATE me for this, but you know what’s been going through my head all day today? Imagine this little ditty, if you will, sung to the tune of Rebecca Black’s “Friday”: “It’s Pi Day, Pi Day, gotta eat pie on Pi Day, everybody’s looking forward to eating, eating. Eating pie, eating…

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

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Things have been feeling verrry fancy around here lately. First there was semifreddo, then rugelach, and now panna cotta. What’s next, a $34,000 chocolate pudding? Lest you think I’m getting too big for my britches, let me reassure you that I’m still the same pajama-wearing bum I’ve always been. In fact, I just ate a…

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