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Lemon Celebration Cake with Lemon Curd and Swiss Meringue

  I am always looking for new recipes, both sweet and savory, and while there are thousands online, my go-to is always anything by Marlene Sorosky-Gray. Marene worked with James Beard as well as Julia Child, and she has written 13 cookbooks, including the James Beard Award Winning Book, Entertaining on the Run. Most of all, however, I admire Marlene for creating some of the most delicious recipes ever. One day, back in the 80s, my aunt made a delicious cheesecake so I asked her recipe; but it was Marlene's recipe! The same month I asked my friend Karin for her shrimp and chicken curry recipe. Yes, also from Marlene. That is when I discovered her Cookery for Entertaining Cookbook. I have used...

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Chocolate Budino

I was obsessing about what to make for my husband, Tom, and daughter, Lily (our hungry monkey) for Valentine’s Day. Something rich, chocolatey, and smooth – and cold sounded good. And then this recipe for Chocolate Budino (and Italian rich chocolate pudding) hit my inbox from Smitten Kitchen! Smitten Kitchen is a blog for home cooks created by Deb Perelman. Deb originally started writing online in 2003 while also working as an art therapist, and she eventually began the Smitten Kitchen blog in 2006. She is one of my go-to bloggers for amazing, fool-proof recipes.

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