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Hummingbird Cake

This is an old-school recipe published in the 70’s by the cooking friends of my grandmother (a couple of her recipes are also in the little book, which I love). Hummingbird cake was requested for our recent birthday celebration and it was a huge hit. I thought the amount of oil seemed high so I…

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Light Lemon Cake

Using cake flour is important to this recipe, but if you have cornstarch you can mix a little with some all-purpose flour to substitute for cake flour. 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt 1/4 cup fresh sqeezed lemon juice (grate zest first) 1 1/3 cups organic cane sugar 5 tablespoons plus 1 tsp (1/3 cup) butter…

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Chocolate Thistles

These are great little treats to share. The cereal gives them a cool “spiky” look and sneaks some fiber in, too. I used almonds and a little dried cranberries and they were a hit! 1 3.5-oz bar milk chocolate 1 cup All-Bran cereal 1/2 cup roasted peanuts or slivered almonds and dried cranberries, chopped dried…

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Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Cookies: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 1 (15-ounce) container whole milk ricotta cheese 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 lemon, zested Glaze: 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 lemon, zested Preheat the oven to 375…

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Katherine Hepburn Brownies

2 squares of unsweetened chocolate, chopped 1 stick butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 t. vanilla 1/4 cup flour 1/4 t. salt 1 cup chopped walnuts/pecans Melt butter and chocolate in saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and stir well. Add flour and salt, mix til combined. Add…

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