ORANGE ALMOND CAKE WITH VANILLA MOUSSE & STRAWBERRIES

I’m crazy for cake. Cupcakes, layer cakes, ice cream cakes, pound cakes, chocolate, lemon, spice, carrot, marbled, bundt, and so on. And why not? Cake is the international symbol for a celebration, at the center of all of life’s great festivities, from birthdays ...

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I rolled right on past last Friday without My Week in Food, so have lots to share, starting with this bubbling cauldron of pasta sauce made for dinner with friends. Braised a five pound pork shoulder in four cans of San Marzano tomatoes, ...

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One of the most hopeful signs that perhaps change is underway in our snack food nation was the bin of fresh apples, oranges, and bananas sold at the check out line of my local Target. That welcome sight flooded me with so much ...

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CHOCOLATE BUNNY-COVERED STRAWBERRIES

My family knows better than anyone that I go weak at the knees for chocolate. Come Easter time, I’m forever sneaking into ...

LIGHTER COCONUT CARROT CAKE

When my oldest daughter, Isabelle, was about three, she and I made a lemon tart together to bring to a family gathering. ...

SO SIMPLE DEVILED EGGS

People manage stress differently: Some overeat, others dip into the liquor cabinet, I bake, which is what I did over the weekend ...

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