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Cookbook Club: Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

My mom is not a baker, per se. She is able, but not willing. Birthdays at my house involved some mighty fine desserts, but they were all from a gourmet shop that she worked in, which was easier, and at … Continue reading

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Cookbook Club: Ricca’s (Mom’s) Harvey Wallbanger Cake

I only know about Harvey Wallbangers because my uncle drinks them, and no one else below the age of 85 does. This cake is a take on the old-school drink, and the recipe is a nod to 50’s convenience. I … Continue reading

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December Cookbook Club: Starch and Booze, Angel’s Kentucky Bourbon Slush

December’s cookbook club was another success. Lots of new faces, and delightful food. We lost our salad and vegetable-side folks to auditions and disease, so this month there was a heavy emphasis on fatty, starchy food. There were latkes, homemade … Continue reading

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Cookbook Club: Annie’s Chocolate Pecan Pie

It’s dangerous being the dessert person at cookbook club. We gorge ourselves for 2 hours on what has basically become a monthly thanksgiving, and if we aren’t careful, we could miss the dessert person’s contribution altogether. Actually, that’s never really … Continue reading

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Cookbook Club: Aliza’s Pumpkin Cookies

We just had our second cookbook club gathering, and it was truly a harvest feast. There was kale and squash all over that mo’ fo, and lovely new faces too. The last time we met, I forgot to take pictures … Continue reading

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Don’t Share Strawberry Pie

I just got back from my Honeymoon in fancy-pants Bali (flew in 5 hours ago after 28 hours of travel…), and I have jet lag like crazy. My body is like, “Woman, it’s 4pm…let’s go to the pool!” when it … Continue reading

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