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How to Make Neapolitan Pizza Dough

How to Make Neapolitan Pizza Dough

I’ve been pizza crazy lately, and I want to share with you a terrific, authentic recipe for Neapolitan Pizza dough, created by Johnny (Gianni) di Francesco. I happened across a YouTube video of him, and he has so much to say and demonstrate, you just 

Amaretti Sour Cherry Pie

Amaretti Sour Cherry Pie

What a pie this American classic is. It’s got an Italian twist from the addition of a few crushed amaretti cookies.

Just the Recipe: of July Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Just the Recipe: of July Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Brownies are as American as apple pie and if I had my way they’d be our national cookie. I always bake a batch for the Fourth of July.

Just the Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake

Just the Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake

I split the just-baked rich buttery rounds of shortcake, fill them with lightly sugared berries and whipped heavy cream, top the cakes with more cream and berries, and eat away with a knife and fork.

Just the Recipe: Peanut Butterscotch Chews

Just the Recipe: Peanut Butterscotch Chews

The batter is made quickly in a saucepan. Be sure not to overbake. The cookies are very moist, not too sweet, and–let me warn you–it’s hard to stop eating them.

Lindy’s Cheesecake: The Recipe

Lindy’s Cheesecake: The Recipe

Here is Lindy’s Cheesecake, the famous New York icon. It is my favorite cheesecake in the world. Why? Because its creamy texture can’t be beat, and it sports a pastry crust that insulates it from the intense initial heat of the oven–525 degrees Fahrenheit. The 

Just the Recipe: Greek Greens Pie

Just the Recipe: Greek Greens Pie

Versions of this pie differ all over Greece depending on what greens are available and who’s doing the cooking. And even my pies change from year to year depending on the greens I’m able to get.

Avocado Lime Cheesecake with Oatmeal Brittle Crust

Avocado Lime Cheesecake with Oatmeal Brittle Crust

This is a rich, creamy, smooth, no-bake cheesecake with a crust made from oatmeal brittle, oats, and walnuts. A gingered blueberry sauce, sweetened with some of the powdered brittle, adds a zesty finish.

Just the Recipe: Food Processor Chocolate Cake

Just the Recipe: Food Processor Chocolate Cake

Most food processor owners don’t know how versatile their machines really are. Making cakes is something the food processor does extremely well and extremely fast.

Recipe and Tips: Hungarian Walnut Torte

Recipe and Tips: Hungarian Walnut Torte

This is a spectacular 3-layer walnut torte, about 4 inches tall, filled and frosted with mocha whipped cream.  The tender, not too sweet, cake layers–given their structure and flavor from ground walnuts and fresh bread crumbs–are leavened only by beaten eggs. 

Just the Recipe: Parmesan Cheese Twists

Just the Recipe: Parmesan Cheese Twists

The twists are crisp, cheesy, and have just a hint of heat.

Just the Recipe: Angel Food Cake

Just the Recipe: Angel Food Cake

If you want to create pure baking magic, and have an air-raising experience, make an angel food cake. Air, and air alone raises it to cloud-like puffiness. How to manage that? Read on to find out!