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  • Don't be afraid to salt this fairly liberally. Taste as you go and stop when you like it. Without the salt, the flavor seem muted. Definitely use the lemon, it brings a brightness to the soup.

  • This is our family's first choice whenever a yellow butter cake is needed. It is delicious, soft, and tender. It is perfect for layer cakes, but is also wonderful plain, or with a little fruit and whipped cream. UPDATE June 2016: I recently made this cake with a different paddle on my mixer (the kind that scrapes the bowl while mixing). The texture of the cake was completely different this time--very fine grained and dense like pound cake. It was still an outstanding cake, just not as soft and light as it has been when mixed with a standard kitchenaid paddle. My guess is that the new paddle beats more vigorously and develops the gluten more. I've been making this cake for more than 25 years and it has never had a pound cake texture before. Either way, the cake was irresistible.
    about Buttermilk country cake from Cake Bible added on July 11, 2015

  • I only make the apple compote because my kids love it but don't care for the pancake.
    about Apple pancake from Breakfast Book added on July 10, 2015

  • A bit of work, but truly delicious.
    about Apple pie bars from Great Cookies added on July 10, 2015

  • A favorite--easy, tasty, and not fussy--very much like a chocolate chip pan cookie.
    about Toffee nut swuares from Great Cookies added on July 10, 2015

  • Amazing!

  • These are so easy and our family's go-to brownie recipe.
    about Carole's best brownies from Great Cookies added on July 10, 2015

  • This is our family's favorite everyday white bread. Very nice! UPDATE: this is still a great loaf of bread but has recently been demoted to the #2 spot in the family lineup.
    about Honey white bread from Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook added on July 03, 2015

  • This is a beautiful and delicious salad, and really quite simple to make!
    about Cherry tomato and onion salad from Occasional Vegetarian added on July 01, 2015

  • Agree with Zosia--Love it!
    about Orange glow chiffon cake from Cake Bible added on May 01, 2015

  • This has been our go-to Caesar salad recipe for at least 10 years! Really delicious!
    about An even greater caesar salad from Epicurious added on April 09, 2015

  • My all-time favorite chocolate layer cake-- used for every birthday when chocolate cake is wanted. The chocolate custard frosting (separate recipe in this book) is so good and goof-proof.
    about Double trouble fudge cake from Great Cakes added on April 09, 2015

  • These are the fastest, disappearing rolls. My kids will eat them plain, they are that good. Don't leave out the onion powder!!!
    about Beautiful burger buns from King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion added on April 09, 2015

  • This recipe was just right for us--not too sweet, not too rich, not too fussy, with good banana flavor. The streusel made for a nice crunchy muffin top. Although the recipe says the yield is 10, I got 12 full-size muffins.
    about Banana-pecan muffins from Bread Bible added on April 09, 2015