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Plum Walnut Cake

This is a quiet little cake, a simple one-layer affair with a buttery, coarse-grained crumb from almond meal and walnuts, moistened with tart-sweet plums. It comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, Kitchen Diaries, a year-in-the-life chronicle of an affable … 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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Roasted Beet Salad

There are certain foods and dishes that can help define the era they’re from: turn-of-the-last-century Waldorf salad, for example, or Eisenhower-era TV dinners pitched to liberate America’s housewives.  There’s Chicken Marbella, star of the Silver Palate Cookbook, and latchkey kid-friendly Jell-o pudding … Continue reading

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