Diana Sturgis

Strawberry Shortcake
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Cake flour is the secret ingredient in this lusciously light shortcake. Make sure that you use pure cake flour as opposed to self-rising cake flour, which is similarly packaged. This dessert is at its best within 30 minutes of assembly. Beautiful Desserts
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Smoked Trout Spread
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Put together this buttery spread, flavored with lemon and dill, in a matter of minutes. Serve with sesame crackers, toast or bagel chips. Fast Hors d'Oeuvres
The cherry tomatoes add a touch of color and flavor to this honey-soaked chicken.Slideshow: More Fast Chicken Recipes
Garlic Shrimp
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For a more casual appetizer, cook the shrimp in their shells, leaving guests the fun of peeling them; before cooking, cut each shell down the back and remove the vein with a toothpick. Fast Hors d'Oeuvres
Fresh fruit gives a lift to this favorite from the 1920s, when supersweet canned pineapple and Maraschino cherries were chic. Use a juicy, ripe pineapple that yields to thumb pressure and that has a sweet perfume. Slideshows:  Beautiful Desserts 
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Fresh Fruit Cake
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The inspiration for this cake comes from Diana Sturgis's mother-in-law's German apple kuchen and a fruit cake I once tasted made by the wonderful baker Jim Dodge. Beautiful Desserts
Fresh fruit gives a lift to this favorite from the 1920s, when supersweet canned pineapple and Maraschino cherries were chic. Use a juicy, ripe pineapple that yields to thumb pressure and that has a sweet perfume. Slideshows:  Beautiful Desserts 
Fresh Fruit Cake
Rating: Unrated
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The inspiration for this cake comes from Diana Sturgis's mother-in-law's German apple kuchen and a fruit cake I once tasted made by the wonderful baker Jim Dodge. Beautiful Desserts
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Chili con Tofu
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Spicy chili seasonings pair beautifully with tofu. For a more substantial, spicy chili, use the same weight of tempeh in place of the tofu. Since tempeh is not packed in water, there is no need to pat it dry before sautéing, but stir in up to one extra cup of water in Step 4 when adding the beans. Satisfying Vegetarian Recipes