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Cherry-Vanilla Rugelach

Melissa Clark wrote about Cherry Rugelach in the NY Times saying, that bakers should have as much fun making this recipe as eating them, and

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A Tribute to Diana Kennedy

Diana Kennedy, 2016  If you’re interested in and enjoy Mexican cuisine, you’ll want to remember this name – Diana Kennedy, is arguably the world’s authority

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Plum-Vanilla Sorbet

My all-time favorite plums are Santa Rosa plums, created by none other than the famous Luther Burbank, who lived in the Santa Rosa Valley at

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Book Review: Flavor Flours

  Flavor Flours by Alice Medrich (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2014. Photographs by Leigh Beisch Whenever I need inspiration for a special dessert or a

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Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings

Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings: 60 Sensational Recipes to Liven up Greens, Grains, Slaws and Every kind of Salad by Michele Anna Jordan; The Harvard Common Press;

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Desserts in Jars

By Shaina Olmanson; Harvard Common Press; May, 2012 Looking for a creative, playful cookbook as a gift for a friend? One that doesn’t break the

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