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Nicole Rees

  • Recipe

    Apricot-Flax Oat Bars

    High in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseeds combine with oats and almonds to give these caramelly bars a rustic chunkiness, while the honey lends a wonderful toffee-like texture. If…

  • Recipe

    Apple Hemp Quick Bread

    This moist, sweet loaf cake makes an excellent snack or breakfast, and it stays most for 5 to 7 days, making it great for gift-giving. Any firm-textured, relatively tart apple…

  • Recipe

    Lemon Chia-Seed Pancakes

    A fun twist on the beloved pairing of lemon and poppy seed, these chia-flecked pancakes go well with a berry sauce or fresh berries and whipped cream, instead of traditional…

  • Recipe

    How to Make English Muffins

    A simple make-ahead dough means you can start your day with toasty, fresh-from-the-oven English muffins.

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    Overnight English Muffins

    Toasted (or not) and slathered with butter and jam, fresh homemade English muffins are a real treat. For a flavor twist, try the cinnamon-raisin and rye variations below.

  • Recipe

    Peanut Butter-Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

    These dark, rich cupcakes topped with creamy, peanut buttery frosting will wow kids and grown-ups alike. The Italian meringue-based buttercream is soft and fluffy but holds up like a dream.…

  • Recipe

    Pistachio-Lemon Dacquoise

    Pistachio-flecked meringue layers contrast a tangy, creamy lemon curd filling in this stunning dacquoise. Perfect for a special occasion, this make-ahead dessert needs at least 24 hours in the refrigerator…

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    Fresh Berry Pavlova

    The baked meringue shell for this classic Australian dessert is crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle, and its slightly concave center makes a natural bowl for whipped…

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    Baked Alaska with Chocolate-Rum Sauce

    This layered ice cream cake with its regal crown of meringue always elicits oohs and aahs. Though no single part of the recipe is complex, it takes some time to…

  • How-To

    Custards

    These cooked mixtures of milk or cream and egg yolks are at the heart of many classic desserts. Learn the three types of custards and how to perfect each type.