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Jan 17, 2012 — In 2008, an online community of bakers vowed to bake one recipe a week from Dorie Greenspan's cookbook Baking: From My Home to Yours. Four years and 370 recipes later, the enthusiastic cooks finished baking all of the galettes and cobblers in December 2011.
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Dec 18, 2007 — For years, Michele Norris has wondered what exactly figgy pudding is. To find out more about the Christmas treat that generations of carolers have demanded, she invited baking expert Dorie Greenspan to her kitchen to prepare the dessert.
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Nov 16, 2007 — The travel season — for people and for sweets — is approaching. Dorie Greenspan, author of the cookbook Baking, shares with Michele Norris her advice on how to pack your baked goods so they arrive tasty and intact.
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Jun 22, 2007 — It's summertime, and the kitchen is too hot for big-time baking — and ice cream just won't cut it for everyone. Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan shares ideas for quick and easy desserts that take advantage of summer's bounty.
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Feb 13, 2007 — Just in time for Valentine's Day, cookbook author Dorie Greenspan offers her advice on baking with chocolate, a notoriously finicky ingredient. She explains how chocolates are like wines, and shares ideas for using all that sweet stuff.
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Dec 20, 2006 — Forget the last-minute shopping, put down the tinsel, and never mind the horde of relatives on the way. It's time to make holiday cookies. Baker and cookbook author Dorie Greenspan shares a wealth of baking tips for making rugelach.
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Nov 27, 2006 — However you feed your soul, this season's crop of cookbooks, crafted by big-name chefs, food personalities, and just plain good cooks, is sure to please those on your holiday list who take pleasure in preparing good things to eat.
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Nov 20, 2006 — Dorie Greenspan calls herself the "baking evangelist." In her new cookbook, Baking: From My Home to Yours, she shares easy Thanksgiving recipes: sweet-potato biscuits, all-in-one holiday bundt cake and pumpkin marshmallows.
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