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Mary’s favorites and readers’ favorite recipes!

Easy Chocolate Shortbread Tart Crust

This simple chocolate shortbread tart crust is a favorite. It’s a variation on my favorite no-fuss easy shortbread tart crust that transformed my tart baking from high stress to no sweat. There’s no fancy equipment, no rolling anything out, no chilling. Just stir, press into the pan, and bake. This one keeps all of the …

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Strawberry Rhubarb Buckle, a rustic fruit-laden cake

This strawberry rhubarb buckle is just the thing to bake right now. “Now” meaning, whenever you’re reading this and happen to be in the possession of some rhubarb and strawberries. Buckles are part of the family of unfussy fruit desserts that includes things like crisps and crumbles and cobblers (and if you want a rhubarb …

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Apple Pie, a flaky apple-cinnamon classic

Classic apple pie, when it’s good, is a delight to eat. And when it’s mediocre, well, it’s still pretty good. And for years, I made mediocre apple pies. I mean, they were good enough, especially when they were accompanied by a scoop of ice cream or a cup of piping hot coffee, but they weren’t …

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Easy Shortbread Tart Crust, crisp and buttery

This easy shortbread tart crust is one of my most-used recipes. I turn to it all the time. And, to be honest, it took so much anxiety out of my tart baking. So many tart crusts involve pulling out the food processor, chilling the dough, rolling the dough, carefully draping it into the pan, chilling …

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