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Neapolitan Loaf Cake

Neapolitan Loaf Cake

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I can’t stop thinking about ice cream and berries. Perhaps it’s premature summer on the brain? There’s an amazing ice cream shop in our neighborhood, and anytime it’s the slightest bit warm with a few

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter at room temperature, plus 3 tablespoons melted
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch processed
  • 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
Marble Layer Cake

Marble Layer Cake

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I’m very consistent when it comes to my favorite color, but I can’t say the same for my 4-year-old. The only guarantee is that his answer will change. The same is true with pizza—either cheese

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Ingredients
  • For cake
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup milk at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
Black and White Cookies

Black and White Cookies

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More cake-like than crispy or chewy, I was hooked on black and white cookies after my first nibble through the two-tone frosted shell. I tried them for the first time back in college when I

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Ingredients
  • For cookies
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole or 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1-1/4 cups cake flour
Marble Pound Cake

Marble Pound Cake

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When I was a kid, the homemade dessert I asked my mom for the most was pistachio marble bundt cake.  I am pretty sure that was my first introduction to pistachios. She found the recipe

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter at room temperature, plus 3 tablespoons melted
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

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Let’s be honest. Muffins are just cupcakes without the frosting. Of course I know that cupcakes have a more delicate crumb, but in the scheme of healthy breakfast options, classic muffins aren’t the best choice.

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Ingredients
  • For cupcakes
  • 1-2/3 cups plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
Hazelnut Ice Cream

Hazelnut Ice Cream

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I practically lived in the same pair of sandals all summer—a simple two-strap flat in snakeskin-embossed pewter that seemed to go with every outfit. After Labor Day I retired them to the back of my

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