Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Lava

Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Lava

As April hurtles toward May, all I can think is: graduation season! Every year, as more and more kids I know grew old enough to graduate from something other than kindergarten or fifth grade (graduate? seriously?), I wracked my brain for fresher, more unique gift ideas. Would they have simply preferred cash? Probably. But this… 

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Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread is one of those treats where the guilt often out-weighs the pleasure. So much sugar! And all those little pull-apart nuggets, like a croquembouche of donuts—once you get started picking away at it, well it’s hard to stop. Now we don’t need to, thanks to this makeover recipe from Flour Bakery‘s Joanne Chang. Chang (who holds a degree in… 

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Fattoush with Fava Beans and Labneh

Fattoush with Fava Beans

If the sign of a good cookbook is that it makes you want to start cooking immediately, then Seven Spoons is a great cookbook. Tara O’Brady‘s food shots do for me what tiger balm to the temples, or maybe a Hawaiian holiday does for other people—they take me to a better place. (They also take me to a hungry place, but… 

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