As Beth Howard explains, grieving is a lot like making pie. Except there’s no real recipe. You just sorta make it up as you go.
An autumnal take on classic summer pudding that melds booze and berries and apples and plums to really quite lovely effect.
No matter what its title, this little life-changer of a recipe isn’t quite Mommom’s, er, your grandma’s banana bread. It’s better.
A relatively ginormous riff on the iconic American snack cake, this Twinkie look-alike boasts an amped-up vanilla smack and ingredients you can actually pronounce.
Behold, the pie that prompted Beth M. Howard’s parents’ marriage proposal. One taste and we understood why. We think you will, too.
We find these unabashedly unconventional biscotti bewitching beyond belief. Different form. Same function. Far less fuss.
Not too sweet and not too dense, this honeyed pistachio pound cake is just right—and just large enough to share.
Crisp at the edges. Chewy within. Peanutty through and through. A classic perfected. Pass the milk, please.
These sweet little somethings may just entice you to forget all about the rest of your day’s plans.
This simple crumble works its considerable magic on whatever fruit you fancy, whether stone fruits, figs, berries, apples, pears, or what have you.
Chewy, gooey, and chocolatey, these crackly topped brownies are the perfect balance of cakey, fudgy, and pass-the-napkins messy.
We know about your clandestine cravings for Fruity Pebbles and Cap’n Crunch. Thankfully, so do the geniuses at Momofuku Milk Bar.
Equal parts bohemian and tradition, this stone fruit slump marries the best aspects of cobbler and cake to sweet, sweet effect.
This cooling concoction takes its kick from a shot of vodka and, for those who like to live dangerously, a pinch of cayenne.
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