Tag Archives: chocolate

Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe, with Raspberry-Rose Cream

The other night a few of us got to talking about the aromas that have been especially memorable from different times and places of our lives. I couldn’t help but recall the ethanol that filled the air space when I …

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Recipes for your (full) holiday cookie plate


Here’s what goes on in our house right about this time every year: the holiday china and its accessory pieces appear, as do the pretty paper plates for giving some of the bounty away. A plate or two are …

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Double Chocolate Cake with Fluffy Pink Icing

Chocolate cake, Meringue icing, Maureen Abood

Given that my birthday falls near Valentine’s Day, I am into a layer cake for a Valentine dessert. My mother baked me memorable cakes always for my birthday, with my favorite marshmallow-like frosting, ethereal and light and pink over a …

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Favorite Things: A smaller, taller cake pan

Six inch cake pans, Maureen Abood

While few things say a party, or a birthday, like a layer cake, the ones we always made at home came out on the short and stocky side. I thought the issue was that the cake just didn’t rise like …

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A Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu

Braised short ribs, Maureen Abood

I like to go out on Valentine’s Day for dinner about as much as I like to stay out all night on New Year’s Eve. You’ve got double the number of tables in the house, and “Prix Fixe,” overpriced, molten-chocolate-blah …

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