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A Lady Baltimore cake covered with billowy white frosting on cake stand

Lady Baltimore Cake

This American classic is, in a nod to its Southern origins, hospitable as can be thanks to vanilla cake layers with a meringue frosting that conceals a creamy filling containing–surprise!–coconut, Maraschino cherry, and oatmeal cookie crumbs.

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A slice of coconut lime macadamia cake on a yellow plate with a fork resting beside it

Coconut Lime Macadamia Cake

Inspired by the tropics, this simple single-layer cake is quick and easy yet lacks nothing in terms of satisfying richness.

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Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

A swoon-worthy collision of creamy cheesecake and cakey brownie and sweetly tart raspberries that you simply gotta taste to believe.

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  • 1 H
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Tea sandwiches being assembled with four slices of bread topped with sliced egg, arugula, radish, and prosciutto

Tea Sandwiches

Don’t let the delicate appearance of these little tea sandwiches—just another name for open-face sandwiches—fool you. They’re surprisingly satisfying.

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Asparagus Tart

Asparagus Tart

If spring had a taste, we dare say it’d be this simple yet sophisticated tart with its cheese custard, shatteringly crisp phyllo crust, and row after row of spring spears.

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  • 1 H
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German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake

Dark chocolate cake stacked high and smothered with gooey caramel and coconut and pecans. Don’t mind if we do.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
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A slice of brownie tar heel pie on a white plate topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Tar Heel Pie | Brownie Pie

Known in some parts as tar heel pie, this ridiculously rich and gooey chocolate brownie pie is crazy easy to make—and just as easy to make disappear.

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A cream cheese pound cake with a lemon glaze

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Everything you would imagine in a pound cake. Buttery. Indulgent. Moist. Rich. And with a perfectly balanced and ever so slightly puckery lemon glaze.

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Six heart Linzer cookies being dusted with confectioners' sugar

Linzer Heart Cookies

Baking a batch of these hazelnut-inflected, raspberry-jamwiched linzers is nothing if not a testament to your heart most definitely being in the right place.

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Two white ramekins with a pile of sugar-coated bourbon balls

Bourbon Balls

Chocolatey, boozy goodness in a charming and irresistible and seemingly innocent presentation. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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A tall, cool pink Kitty highball, filled with ice, and sporting a lemon slice

Kitty Highball

When you want something to sip all night (or all day) without getting tipsy and without feeling like you’re being deprived, this inspired riff on a classic is what you want. Simply red wine spiked with ginger syrup and a splash of seltzer.

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Buttermilk Dressing With Winter Crudites

Buttermilk Dressing With Winter Crudites

Whoever made up that silly rule about no white after Labor Day clearly has never stunned dinner guests with vegetables in shades of winter white and palest green.

  • 10 M
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An assortment of chocolate covered pretzels with white and dark chocolate coating and sprinkles

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

An impressive gift or cocktail party nosh with an incredibly satisfying salty sweet thing as well as a lot of bling. And you’re not going to believe how spectacularly simple it is to make them.

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