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Indian Rice Pudding with Rosewater Strawberries

Rice pudding speaks comfort food to your taste buds. This version shouts out Indian spices—cardamom and saffron—and flavors—rosewater and pistachios—as enchanting as the country of India itself. It is well worth a special trip to an ethnic food market, if … Continue reading

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St. Pat’s Guinness Chocolate Cake

Hey, St. Patrick’s Day fans, get ready to celebrate with surprisingly good bedfellows, beer and chocolate. Guinness stout and British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who created the recipe, are forever linked to this stir-together, moist and deep-chocolate cake. The stout … Continue reading

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Quince and Goat Cheese Galette

Quince is  a  firm, aromatic, almost floral, fall fruit available from October to December.  It looks like a cross between a pear and an apple.   To enjoy its full flavor, quince needs to be peeled of its sometimes fuzzy … Continue reading

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Frosty Strawberry Torte With Blueberry-Vin Santo Sauce

With this festive make-ahead dessert, you’ll be all set to celebrate the 4th of July. It showcases the holiday colors with a frozen strawberry filling and blueberry serve-with sauce. Of course, you can show your patriotism with this dessert for … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Buche De Noel

A classic French holiday cake is the Buche de Noel, a cake roll that is decorated to resemble a yule log. The traditional recipe is a sponge cake or genoise made with flour.  This cake is gluten-free. The combination of … Continue reading

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Holiday Pie Shooters

We all love dessert. But at holiday family gatherings in recent years, Nan has noticed that two- or three bite desserts have been favored over full-size servings. Much less guilt! Here is just the solution for pie lovers–the crust, the … Continue reading

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Do-Ahead Chocolate Souffle

Here is the best-kept culinary secret–until now.  Souffle-making need not be done at the last minute. With our clever recipe, you can make them ahead! Your guests will be wowed at this very delicate dessert, and you can keep the … Continue reading

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Two-Step Tapioca Pudding

Now seeing a comeback in popularity, this old-time comfort dessert was “invented” by a Boston housewife in 1894. Making it is so simple—just combine ingredients and let stand 5 minutes, then cook on top of the stove or in the … Continue reading

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Perfect Cheesecake

Cheesecake is a top ten  favorite  American dessert,  always drawing oohs and aahs when served.  The origins of cheesecake, European or American?  That is up for debate. The main ingredient is cream cheese, and the big maker of the cheese … Continue reading

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Nan’s Country Apple Pie

The arrival of fall means it’s time to visit your local apple orchard. Nan honed her apple pie-making skills during the many years that her family owned an Iowa orchard. She likes to use two or three different cooking apple … Continue reading

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