Nutty pies

Curvy Mama’s Sweet & Sexy Pecans: So Addictive

You’ve got to make these crunchy, sweet, salted, mouth-warming treats. They fill your kitchen with an intoxicating aroma, and they’ll possess your friends. Really. Possess. I’ve been giving them out as holiday treats, and people have come up to me and literally grabbed my arm and said: What did you put in those? I can’t stop eating them! There have been so many demands for the recipe that I kn
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Maple Walnut Pie

Ok, you pie-o-phobes, this is the pie for you. So easy! So quick! So impossible to screw up! And oh, the way it makes your kitchen smell! Here’s the brief version, then we’ll walk you through the step-by-step, with photos. You mix dark brown sugar, maple syrup, a little flour and a couple chunks of butter in a saucepan and warm it, stirring, til the butter melts. When it’s cooled a bit, you drizzle
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Caramel Walnut Chocolate Tart

I spent part of my sunny, cold Sunday morning making a dessert that reminds me of my years in Los Angeles. The early 1980s was when Wolfgang Puck opened his iconic restaurant Spago above the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. What Puck was doing then seems run-of-the-mill now, but in those days, wood-oven-fired designer pizzas were a revelation, and the place became a sensation. Few associate him with desserts, but he t
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