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Banana Bread

Bananas are a perfect fruit, full of potassium, conveniently packaged, and while sweet, they actually have a low glycemic index, meaning that the sugars break

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Bake Sale Lemon Bars

This is a great lemon bar recipe – bright, tart-sweet and with a buttery crust with nice vanilla notes. Meyer lemons aren’t quite as tart

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Chestnut Jam Tart

Excerpted from Flavor Flours by Alice Medrich (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2014. Photographs by Leigh Beisch. Chestnut Jam Tart Makes 10 servings Alice says, “A

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The Best Vanilla Ice Cream

Who doesn’t love the divine, inimitable flavor of pure vanilla ice cream? While it goes with everything – pies, cakes, tarts, cobblers and more –

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Maple Vanilla Pecan Shortbread

My great aunt Oolie McGoogan, made a simple, delicious shortbread that she learned from her husband Angus’ family. Shortbread was always butter, flour, yellow sugar

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Almond-Oat Lace Cookies

These delicate, lacey cookies are so delicious that chocolate isn’t really necessary, but they are certainly delicious with chocolate as well.

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