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May 30, 2009

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Abiu

The Abiu is a member of the Sapotaceae family that originated along the Amazon of South America.  The tree averages 33 feet but can grow

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Poached Pear Tart

Courtesy of Mary Sommers This will make one 10″ Tart. You will need a 10″ removable bottom tart pan. Peel, cut in half and core

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Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is one of those incredibly versatile recipes that can be used in so many ways! If you can keep from eating it by

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Pumpkin Tower

Courtesy of Chef Tony Nigro Note: This is a multi-level project. It’s not difficult, but it is time-consuming. It’s also impressive and delicious. It comes

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Light Lemon Ice Cream

While I was writing VANILLA, I discovered that before Thomas Jefferson brought vanilla beans to the United States, the ice cream flavor of the moment

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Vanilla Banana Mac-Nut Cookies

Courtesy of Gina Tassone, Vanilla Contessa Almost everyone has experienced the frustration of bananas that have gone from perfect to mush, seemingly overnight. Summer is

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The Ultimate Cookie

Years ago I lived in a rural area on the California Coast. I was writing cookbooks and doing some consulting work but I also wanted

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Sugared Vanilla Butter Cookies

 These cookies are hands down, the best cut-out cookies, whether they’re for the holidays or the 4th of July!  They’re especially interesting with Tahitian vanilla

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