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Chocolate Pudding

This time of year, dessert at my house doesn’t amount to much more than a bowlful of strawberries or slices of stonefruit. Maybe I’ll add a dollop of cream or some sandy (likely storebought) cookies on the side, but why … Continue reading

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Chocolate Glazed Bundt Cake

Let’s say you don’t have much patience for scratch cake recipes that end up dry, or boring, or gummy. Let’s say you’re ringing in the New Year in the country, with a postcard-lovely but unfamiliar kitchen without a stand mixer. … Continue reading

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Chocolate Crinkles

These holiday cookies were a favorite of mine when I was growing up. I loved the contrast between the crackly bits of snowy powdered sugar and the chewy, chocolatey cookie beneath, the specialness of their only-at-Christmas appearances. They’re a bit … Continue reading

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Birthday Cake

Happy birthday, little blog: Scarpetta Dolcetto turns one year old today! I’ve been on something of a birthday roll this week (yours truly turned 29 again on Monday): dinner out with family, celebratory mint juleps one night and one of … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Truffles

I don’t want to rain on anybody’s heart-shaped parade out there, but I have something to admit: I loathe really don’t care for Valentine’s Day. It’s a holiday that makes single people feel lousy (shame on you, singletons, for wallowing … Continue reading

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Classic Brownies

Brownies can be baked in a million variations, and I think I may have met them all: cakey, fudgey, frosted, out of a box, made from scratch, some with nuts, some without. Caramel-swirled, cherry-studded, creme de menthed and cheesecaked. But … Continue reading

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Peppermint Cocoa

It’s been¬†a busy, bustling holiday season this year, nearly every hour accounted for (many of those hours spent at parties, though, so I’m certainly¬†not complaining) and to-do lists crammed to the hilt with cheerful pursuits: working, gift-shopping, cooking, baking, mailing, … Continue reading

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