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Rich and Thin Brownies

That old adage, “you can never be too rich or too thin,” coined by Wallis Simpson – the scandalous divorcee who cost King Edward VIII the crown – applies to brownies as well as social climbers. This recipe for Thin … Continue reading

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In My June Kitchen

June greetings to everyone linking up kitchens around the world through Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. You know it’s spring in New England when you can easily find lobster

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For Mother’s Day: Grandma’s Chocolate Cake with a Surprise

When my Grandma Bertie was growing up in coastal North Carolina about 100 years ago, she dutifully wrote down recipes from her mother, her aunts, and the ladies of the town. She never baked this chocolate cake recipe for me, but … Continue reading

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A Chocolate Mint Tea Room Treasure

Before malls swallowed up main streets, department stores reigned during the Christmas season. People lined up at display windows around the country to gawk at elaborate renditions of Santa’s village as well as mannequins in sequined party wear. The tea rooms … Continue reading

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Caffeinated Cake with a Nod to the Boston Tea Party

Coffee became a patriotic drink after Bostonians dumped tea into the Boston Harbor to protest high import taxes that Britain imposed on its colonies. With the anniversary of the original 1773 Boston Tea Party coming up on Dec. 16 – … Continue reading

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‘Magic’ Chocolate Pie from 1939 World’s Fair

When I received an invitation to a pot luck dinner with novelist E.L. Doctorow, I was honored, of course, but also saw it as a challenge to find a recipe that would complement one of his novels. I chose World’s Fair, … Continue reading

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