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Homemade Baklava: A fool-proof dessert

BY AMANDA PIEDIMONTE

Baklava
Photo Credit: Katherine Macnaughton

A few years ago, I offered to make dessert for Aurélie’s birthday dinner. Not having a huge sweet tooth, as alluded to here, she instructed me to go nutty rather than chocolatey or fruity. And so the idea of making homemade baklava was born! (Actually, I couldn’t decide between baklava or hazelnut crème brûlée so I made both…)
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Impromptu Berry Delicious Muffins

BY JULIE-ANNE PETRILLI
muffins
photo credit: Katherine Macnaughton

Muffin. The word and its underlying product have gained a bad rep over the past few years.
They are seen by many as fat and sugar loaded evildoers responsible for wardrobe malfunctions afflicting their aficionados. Furthermore, muffins have been overshadowed by the Cupcake which has gained in popularity to the point where shows are now dedicated to it… what is our world coming to!?
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