Happy Birthday, Mom! (With a Recipe for Dark Chocolate Layer Cake with Mocha Frosting, Plus Cake Frosting Tips)

My mom’s birthday was on Inauguration Day. Between the blizzard and my family’s busy schedules, the Official Celebration will finally happen later today. While we kids would’ve been perfectly happy…

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Why Can’t I Be Allergic to Chocolate? (With a Recipe for Chocolate Yogurt Loaf)

Over the last few years I’ve developed several oddball allergies: Dust mites. Benzoyl peroxide. Gold (yes, gold, not nickel. My dermatologist was shocked—I’m the only person he’s ever seen who’s…

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Nu? Chrismukkah? (Featuring Recipes for Roasted Red Pepper Spread and Parmesan Crackers)

I love this time of year, always have, and since I met S I’ve been enjoying it even more. You see, I have a confession to make: I’m a Christmas-loving…

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