Lemon Bundt Cake with Raspberry Rose Glaze

Lemon bundt with raspberry rose glaze

This lemon bundt cake with raspberry glaze steals the show! The moist, fragrant lemon bundt is fully glazed with ultra-flavorful raspberry glaze. Do it for Mom, do it for you, do it for anyone you want to wow. I sort of surprised myself, and not in a good way. Let me preface what I’m about…

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Strawberry Cream Cake

Strawberry cream cake with whipped cream and topped with berries

Strawberry Cream Cake is a love song to fresh strawberries, just-picked! So fragrant and light, similar to strawberry shortcake, this dessert is a crowd-pleaser. On a drive up north here in Michigan, we recently heard a TED talk about the Blue Zones. These are the few communities around the world that have something important in…

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Christmas Breakfast Wreath

This Christmas Breakfast wreath is glorious to behold and to eat. A buttery dough is filled with cherry almond filling scented with rose water, cut and twisted to form a wreath, and finished with a rose water glaze. Also see the beautiful Brioche Star with Strawberry Rose Jam. At Tante Marie’s, where I went to…

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A Mother’s Day Menu, Lebanese-Style

Grapefruit Mimosa, MaureenAbood.com

Along the book promo trail, someone said to me recently that it’s as though I’ve given birth to my own baby, my book. It’s kind of embarrassing to say it does feel a little that way. A little, it does. I suppose this is true of artists and their creative endeavors. We gestate, we make…

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Valentine’s Day Recipes. Very sweet.

I’m thinking my inherent tic against all things cliché is owing to having been a lit major, a lit junkie programmed to ruthlessly weed those bad boys out of my writing. Perhaps it started there, but then it creeped into to pretty much every other aspect of life, from spoken word to interior design: no…

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Strawberry Rose Cheesecake Recipe, with labneh

I was on the hunt for strawberries for all kinds of reasons. Number one: the presence of strawberries at the farmer’s market Up North would mean that the soil, the air, the sun and sky were, at long long last, generous enough to give us a taste of summer. Secondly, last Friday was the first…

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Favorite Things: Coconut Extract (the real deal)

When you love coconut, you want to taste coconut. It took me years to understand that my coconut cream pies were just okay, and tasted more like vanilla custard pie with a little bit of coconutty chew rather than like truly tropical coconut cream. With all of the time I’ve spent in Florida (read: piña…

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Dark Chocolate Cake, with Raspberry Rose Cream

This dark chocolate cake is not a typical cake texture—it is fudgy, extremely moist, and brownie-like around the edges. A spoonful of raspberry rose whipped cream on top is luscious. The cake and cream pull together swiftly and ahead of time, and please pretty much everyone who ever comes to your table. The other night…

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Strawberry Rose Fool. My Favorite Bakeless Sweet.

I could talk about how summer is so very hot (not here) and you don’t want to turn on the oven. I could say here’s what to do when you have a profusion of berries (not here, yet), and want to make something simple with them (yes, here). We are so drawn to: It’s fast!…

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