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Glazed Citrus-Poppy Seed Cake

With orange and lemon juice in the glaze and orange and lemon zest in the batter, this poppy-seed cake doubles up on citrus flavor. Martha Stewart Living, • FOR THE CAKE o Vegetable-oil cooking spray o 3 cups all-purpose flour o 1 teaspoon baking powder o 1/2 teaspoon salt o 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened o 2 cups sugar o 2 teaspoons fresh lemon [ ... ]
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Chicken Picatta

Michael Symon’s Chicken Picatta This creamy sauce is heightened by the saltiness of the capers and the sweetness of the raisins. ingredients • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil • 6 Boneless Skin-On Chicken Thighs (pounded thin) • Salt and Pepper to taste • 1 cup Flour (for dredging) • 2 tablespoons Butter ( I used olive oil) • 1/4 cup Slivered Almonds • 1 [ ... ]

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

To make the deep flavors of this dish even more delicious add some dried porcini: soak about 1/3 cup dried porcini in hot water to cover; chop the porcini and add them to the fresh mushrooms after they’re cooked. Use about 1/2 cup of the soaking liquid [ ... ]

Cherry-Almond Coffee Cake

This is a light, moist cake that’s delicious with any fruit, but cherries are a family favorite! 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sour [ ... ]
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