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Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble Pie

With a sweet-tart strawberry-rhubarb filling and a buttery, crumbly topping, this Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie is an early summer treat. Summertime is when we throw open our windows and step out our doors, seeking adventure on Maine’s peaks and in Maine’s waterways. It’s also when we grow things. Our garden is just beginning to grow. …

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20 Easy Cupcake Recipes

These easy cupcake recipes are perfect for anyone wanting to make a kickass cupcake without a lot of fuss. The headlines are a blur of bad news, disturbing news and frightening news. As someone who works in journalism, I can’t ignore it or look away. It’s my job to be informed, to edit those stories, …

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Rocky Road Brownies Recipe

Rocky Road Brownies are rich and exquisite, with a topping not to be missed. Chocolate chips, marshmallows, pecans … what’s not to love? Homework until 10 or 11pm. More on weekends. Concerns about not entirely understanding concepts — and yet, excelling at everything. Balancing sports and school. Working hard and playing hard. Is this what …

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How to Make Apple Cobbler

Fresh apples and a homemade biscuit topping make this Apple Cobbler dessert tender and sweet, with hints of savoriness. And it’s an absolute delight served warm with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream. The apples on our apple tree in the backyard are reaching their ruddy ripeness. Last year, a few got made into …

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Homemade Strawberry Sauce

Fresh strawberries, sugar and lemon juice are all that’s needed to make a batch of this sweet strawberry sauce — perfect for spooning onto waffles, pancakes, angel food cake and more. If early summer has a flavor, it might just be strawberry. It’s the fragrant reminder of childhood treks through strawberry fields and trips to …

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Mexican Chocolate Pots de Creme

Creamy, baked custard has notes of chocolate and cinnamon in this recipe for Mexican Chocolate Pots de Creme. These are a delightful make-ahead dessert. The science of food is fascinating. Eggs, sugar, heavy cream and chocolate together, for instance, can make the airiest chocolate mousse, if prepared in a certain way (whipped egg whites and …

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Cranberry Crumb Bars

Tart cranberry sauce and sweet layers of cookie combine in this easy Cranberry Crumb Bars recipe. Perfect for using up leftovers! In my childhood kitchen, there was an eating counter. It wasn’t a kitchen island — more like an archipelago of countertop with stools stowed beneath it. And it was there, on its shades of tan …

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