Organic and Chic: Cakes, Cookies, and Other Sweets That Taste as Good as They Look

Sample recipes from Organic and Chic: Cakes, Cookies, and Other Sweets That Taste as Good as They Look

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake

When my good friend Gina turned thirty, I had to whip up a fabulous creation. She is gluten-intolerant and a hard-core yoga teacher, so s...

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Crispy, Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Three summers ago I went on an oatmeal-raisin baking binge. I had so many ideas for the perfect cookie, and I had to test them all out. I...

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Salty and Sweet Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies have tons of personality and satisfy all the taste budsmaking it hard to just eat one. When I was growing up...

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Lemon-Lime Bars

Meyer lemons do make the best lemon bars, but usually my bootleg supply from my trips to California runs out pretty quickly. Occasionally...

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Candied Lemon or Lime Slices

This is a fun, rustic way to decorate with lemons. If you plan on eating the peel, however, make sure you use organic fruit, which isnt ...

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Chocolate Cream Sandwiches

This is a delightful, not-too-sweet version of Oreos that I love to give as a housewarming present. If I’m feeling particularly kooky, I’...

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Fall Pear and Ginger Tart

You can taste all the hues of autumn in this rustic, crisp, and spicy tart. The flavors of both crystallized and fresh ginger come togeth...

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Minty Strawberry Shortcakes

When my husband and I started dating in our early twenties, we traded off making Valentine’s Day dinner for each other. Sometimes the the...

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Ginny Tapper’s Fuji Apple Tart

This recipe marries a little bit of Wisconsin with a little bit of Tokyo via my friend Matthew Congdon, a sweater designer for the Japane...

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Plum Galette

Ripe Italian plums are one of my favorite fruits to bake with at the end of the summer, especially because they become sweeter and butter...

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Colombe’s Wheat-Free Lavender Apricot Crisp

If you feel you are stuck in a rut when it comes to desserts, then you need to see this recipe for Colombe's Wheat-Free Lavender Apricot Crisp. This dish will be a wonderful addition to your favorite summer recipes and can be served in a dinner party or while relaxing in the backyard. Lavender isn't just for tea sachets or fragrance using fresh lavender in your sweets-cookies, ice creams, pies, and crisps-highlights bold fruit flavors. This is a summertime favorite created by my college friend Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine, an amazing chef who focuses on natural and healthful cooking. We always meet in the city to try out new bakeries and discuss the latest sweets trends in New York City. When apricots are in season, this wonderfully aromatic combination of lavender and apricot really hits the spot!

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Easy Posh Pudding

Clyde loves learning about different parts of the world. I have tried my hardest to give him examples of what kinds of accents there are....

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