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Recipes: Desserts

Gluten Free Chocolate Nut Cake

Passover Dessert Yesterday we sat down to review the menu for Passover and I requested that we make Lynn Shapiro‘s Chocolate Nut Cake from her book Food, Family, and Tradition: Hungarian Kosher Family Recipes and Remembrances. While I am not Jewish, I have grown to love the celebration — and the whole new world of food traditions,… Read more »

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Southern Sweet Tooth: Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Peppermint Fudge on www.virginiawillis.com

Peppermint Fudge The Southern Sweet Tooth is a powerful force. Sugar is more than an ingredient in the South. It falls somewhere between a condiment and a food group. During the holiday season its status is even more prominent with tins of homemade mints, brittle, and fudge on every sideboard. It’s nearly obligatory serve a… Read more »

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Lesson Learned: Quick and Easy Pear Tart Recipe

Lesson Learned Several weeks ago, my mentor and dear friend Nathalie Dupree and I hosted a cooking class fundraiser for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. We had a very ambitious menu, essentially preparing a modified Thanksgiving spread for 50 attendees, including a two-hour demonstration class — in less than 6 hours. There were many hands to… Read more »

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