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Maria Zizka
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Maria Zizka is a Berkeley-born food writer and cook. She writes recipes and stories from a little cottage near Santa Monica Beach.
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    These decidedly un-cakey brownies definitely require a glass of milk.
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    There are dozens of different places to eat at Grand Central Market. The trickiest part is deciding where to eat. Here's our comprehensive list of all the options.
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    This is dangerously easy to make. No need to order store-bought ice cream cake for birthdays anymore!
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    "Back then the recipes in cooking magazines were more complicated than what you might find today," Nancy says. "They were longer, had more steps and more elaborate techniques, but for the most part they were worth the effort."
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    Icebox cake is so named because it relies not on an oven, as most cakes do, but rather on an icebox. In other words, it is a terrific cake to make in the summertime.
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    Gazpacho usually comes in one of two colors: red or green. But there's no reason why you shouldn't give yellow gazpacho a try.
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    Whether you're a notable sixty-nine-year-old violinist or a grandchild who loves to play with dough, these crunchy cookies are sure to lift your mood.
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    These days, Natalie is the one making imam bayildi for her grandchildren. She has re-created the recipe to the best of her memory, with a few tweaks.
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    Shishitos are my favorite part of going out for tempura. Often I wish I had a plate of only fried shishitos. Luckily, making them at home is a whole lot easier than it sounds.
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    Eton mess is a classic British dessert, traditionally made with strawberries rather than peaches. The idea here is to use any ripe, flavorful fruit and let its juices drip down through the layers of whipped cream and crumbled pavlova.