Desserts & Something Sweet

All recipes have been tested by the KimSuné test kitchens unless otherwise noted.

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Italian Ricotta Cookies

I got a version of this traditional recipe from a friend of a friend of a friend of the original yet elusive Mama Romano. Whether a true Mama Romano exists behind...

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Apple Doughnut Muffins

Behind every neighborhood apple tree is a lover with big ideas. Apple butter. Long-simmered cider. Tender hand pies. Crabapple-ginger cake. Apples are as much at ease with savory flavors as they...

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Almond Lemon Blueberry Cake

I really love this combination of fresh lemon, sweet-tart blueberry, and rich almond flour (finely ground almonds). I usually use Bob’s Red Mill Super-fine almond flour or Super-fine natural almond flour...

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Savory Tomato Galette

A no-fuss, open-faced tart, the galette is a blank canvas for both sweet and savory cravings. Late-summer tomatoes really shine here with cheese and garlic-laced mayo. Use this as a base recipe and...

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Sour Cream Pumpkin Pancakes

Even after I’ve fed a crowd of twenty or so (like most Thanksgiving meals) and packed up goodie bags for all my guests, I still seem to have an abundance...

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Pumpkin Sour Cream Maple Muffins

These muffins get their deep color from pumpkin (or sweet potato) and golden turmeric and a bit of sweetness from maple syrup. For a slightly sweeter* muffin, add 1 to 2...

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Upside-Down Banana Cake

In my continued quest to honor neglected bananas, here’s another quick and (mostly) easy recipe that looks more impressive than it is difficult. Mostly made of ingredients you might already...

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Banana Cake with Vanilla Mascarpone Frosting

I’ve often felt wistful about neglected bananas, bruised and languishing in the fruit bowl, waiting for a moment to shine other than filling in as a quick snack or sliced,...

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