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Desserts Archives - Recipes from my Mid-Century Home

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The Cake Doctor: Orange Dreamsicle Cake

This Orange Dreamsicle cake is one of the moistest, flavorful cakes I’ve tried – there’s sunshine in every slice.

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Mexican Tea Cake Cookies

Snowy little shortbread cookies with a tasty nutty flavor too good to just have at Christmas.

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Caramel Banana Upside Down Bread

Sticky, gooey, tasty! It’s a great way to use up ripe bananas, the more over-ripe they are the more flavor there is. We love it in our mid-century home with a cup of strong black …

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Lime Tart(lets)

This Lime Tart has got a full, sweet lime flavor, something so lacking in many lime recipes.

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Diane Sawyer’s Mom’s Apple Pie

Charlie Gibson, Diane Sawyer, Tony Perkins and Robin Roberts all shared their favorite holiday recipes with Good Morning America viewers in 2003. Diane Sawyer’s mom always made this apple pie recipe. Ingredients 3 eggs, beaten …

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Deep-Fried Oreos

Deep-Fried Twinkies, fried chocolate bars and now fried cookies have been selling like hot cakes at fairs around the nation recently. The chefs behind these sugary fried treats say success depends on the batter, which …

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Cinnamon-Orange Zucchini Bread

This has GOT to be the best zucchini bread ever! It answers the age-old gardening question, “What the hell am I going to do with all the zucchini?” THIS is reason enough to grow quite …

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Lemon Sweet Rolls

Single rise yeast dough. Awesome lemony flavor. Sweet but not a mouthful of sugar. Tart but not suck your entire face through your mouth tart. Ingredients: Rolls 2 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons …

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Key Lime Pie Cupcakes with Coconut Meringue

Once upon a time, a family had only two recipes for cupcakes — chocolate and vanilla. Not any more. Anne Byrn appeared on Good Morning America in 2005. She’s brought endless cupcake variations to America’s …

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Emeril’s Classic Carrot Cake with a Fresh Coconut and Walnut Frosting

A decadent and divine ending to your Easter Sunday feast, from Emeril Lagasse on Good Morning America in 2000. Ingredients 1 cup plus 2 teaspoons butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup …

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Grilled Sugar-Dipped Pineapple

The grill is for more than cooking the main dish – think about doing dessert too. Steven Raichlen, America’s Grill Master, has this very retro feeling, ultra tasty dessert that you can do on the …

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Mocha Toffee Cashew Bars

Sara Moulton always had the very best cookies. Do you think it was because she was with Gourmet Magazine and kept appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America? In 2001 she shared these gems. They are …

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West Virginia’s Finest Cookies

These are an incredibly fine textured shortbread cookies broken up with tender nuts and sweet coconut. One of the best cookies I’ve had in a very long time! Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 cup granulated …

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Bittersweet Chocolate Marquise With Orange Créme Anglaise

One of Emeril Lagasse’s favorite romantic recipes is Bittersweet Chocolate Marquise with Orange Créme Anglaise. It’s the recipe most viewers wanted to see on Good Morning America in 2002. Ingredients 1 1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate, …

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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Sara Moulton made Christmas Cookies on Good Morning America in 2001. These are wonderfully crunchy with a tart burst of cranberry in each bite. While these were made and promoted as a Christmas Cookie, I …

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Deep-Fried Twinkies

Twinkies might seem like enough of a treat, but this recipe calls for deep frying the cream-filled snack with batter and eating it like a Popsicle. To sweeten the deal, make some berry sauce, too. …

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