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Swedish Almond Cake

Last week, I read an article by Dorie Greenspan in The New York Times Magazine about the Swedish custom of fika, or twice-daily breaks where people drink coffee, eat something sweet, and talk. We need more of that in America. I … Continue reading

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Chocolate Sea Salt Rugelach

I spent most of December traveling with a few baking projects scattered in toward the end of the month. I meant to make rugelach around Hanukkah, but I put it off until after the new year. I’m kind of glad … Continue reading

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Cooking My Way Through ‘A Forest Feast,’ Part I: Lemony Pasta Fagioli

A few weeks ago, I was browsing around Left Bank Books, one of my favorite bookstores in St. Louis, when I stumbled upon “The Forest Feast Mediterranean” cookbook. I’d never heard of Erin Gleeson or her “Forest Feast” series, but … Continue reading

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Apple Cake

This apple cake may be one of the best cakes I’ve ever made. I am not exaggerating. I made it last weekend after I got back from New Orleans. I’ve been eyeing the recipe for months, maybe even years, but … Continue reading

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(Almost) Perfect Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

I refrain from calling things “perfect,” partly because nothing really is, and partly because I think that perfect is a dangerous word. However, I am completely comfortable with calling these sea salt chocolate chip cookies *almost* perfect. They are light … Continue reading

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Fudgy Flourless Brownies from Dolly and Oatmeal

I made these fudgy flourless brownies a week ago and I’m still thinking about them today. That probably means I should tell you about them. I’m usually wary of recipes that turn standard baked goods into something else. For example, … Continue reading

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Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

This is one of the best cakes I’ve ever made, and I don’t say that lightly. I’ve made *a lot* of cakes. It all started yesterday when I was thinking about what to make with a surplus of strawberries from … Continue reading

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