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Banana Bread

Here is an easy way to use up the bananas on the countertop, or brown ones thrown in the back of the freezer. Don't overmix the ingredients, and make sure the bananas are very ripe.

Author: Julia Moskin

Cowboy Cookies

This recipe came to The Times in 2000 during the Bush-Gore presidential campaign when Family Circle magazine ran cookie recipes from each of the candidates' wives and asked readers to vote. Laura Bush's...

Author: Marian Burros

Lemon Poundcake

A good lemon dessert is a foolproof crowd-pleaser, and this delightfully easy sour cream poundcake is no exception. The inside of the cake is sweet and tender, laced with a subtle lemon flavor throughout,...

Author: Molly O'Neill

Dark Molasses Gingerbread With Whipped Cream

This gingerbread, from the chefs Edna Lewis and Scott Peacock, is just wonderful: a little spicy, a little sweet, very simple to make, and absolutely delicious. Whipped cream is an easy topping, although...

Author: Kim Severson

Hazelnut Biscotti

Author: Marialisa Calta

Tipper Gore's Ginger Snaps

Contests pitting the baking ability of potential first ladies against each other began in 1992 when Hillary Rodham Clinton got everyone shaking and baking with her infamous cookie comment, discussing working...

Author: Marian Burros

Mother's Raspberry Tart

Author: Molly O'Neill

Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

Author: Molly O'Neill

Peaches In Amaretto Caramel

Author: Nigella Lawson

Cocoa Brownies

Author: Marian Burros

Indian Pudding

Author: Moira Hodgson

Blood Orange Compote

I came across the idea of making a caramel citrus syrup in Deborah Madison's "Seasonal Fruit Desserts." I suggest serving this with biscotti so you can dip the biscotti into the syrup. I like this as a...

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Pears Poached in Marsala

Author: Florence Fabricant

Persimmon Nut And Raisin Pudding

Author: Jonathan Reynolds

Hickory Nut Cake

Author: Moira Hodgson

Chocolate Crusted Banana Blondies

A buttery chocolate crust and a rum-scented, banana-imbued butterscotch blondie form two distinct layers that harmonize with every bite. The contrast between crunchy bottom and chewy topping is the whole...

Author: Melissa Clark

Ann LaFiandra's Blueberry Pie

Author: Molly O'Neill

Rhubarb Raspberry Cobbler With Cornmeal Biscuits

Rhubarb is often paired with strawberries, but in this cobbler it courts a new dance partner, the raspberry. If rhubarb is young and fresh, you can trim it in seconds. If it has fibrous outer strings,...

Author: Melissa Clark

Caramel Indian Pudding

Author: Florence Fabricant

Tart Pastry

Author: Moira Hodgson

Double Dip of Chocolate Pudding

Author: Alex Witchel

Butterscotch Peaches

I make a peach-butterscotch sauce that I dreamed up to impress my children, whose love for me, though unwavering, I am nonetheless constantly trying to cement with food. The result was delectable. We ate...

Author: Celia Barbour

Chocolate Madeleines

Author: Molly O'Neill

Apricot Steamed Pudding

Author: Barbara Kafka

Puffy Corn Pancake With Blackberry Sauce

This pancake is similar to a recipe that ran in The Times in 1966 called David Eyre's pancake, named for a man whose fame seems to rest mainly on this tasty invention. Here, in addition to the corn kernels...

Author: Melissa Clark

Denesse Willey's Fresh Plum Cake

Author: Mark Bittman

Summer Pudding

Author: Amanda Hesser

Fig Hazelnut Financiers

Author: Melissa Clark

Island Buttermilk Cake

This recipe is adapted from Cranberry Island Kitchen in Portland, Me., which specializes in buttermilk-batter cakes. The bakers there make cakes in the shape of clams, but this recipe calls for loaf pans...

Author: Julia Moskin

Raspberry Crumble

I made this crumble because I had some less-than-delicious raspberries on hand - when you bake them in a crumble, the flavors deepen. Most of the sweetness is in the topping; the filling is somewhat tart....

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Buttery Berry Pie

Author: Molly O'Neill

Steamed Papaya Pudding

Author: Barbara Kafka

Cupid's Coupe

Author: Molly O'Neill

Strawberry Kuchen

Author: Marian Burros

French Crepes

Author: Florence Fabricant

Plum Tart

Author: Moira Hodgson

Moira Hodgson's Chocolate Mousse

Author: Moira Hodgson

Cowboy Cookies

This recipe came to The Times in 2000 during the Bush-Gore presidential campaign when Family Circle magazine ran cookie recipes from each of the candidates' wives and asked readers to vote. Laura Bush's...

Author: Marian Burros

Halvah Souffle

Author: Rozanne Gold

Banana Bread

Here is an easy way to use up the bananas on the countertop, or brown ones thrown in the back of the freezer. Don't overmix the ingredients, and make sure the bananas are very ripe.

Author: Julia Moskin

Chocolate Crusted Banana Blondies

A buttery chocolate crust and a rum-scented, banana-imbued butterscotch blondie form two distinct layers that harmonize with every bite. The contrast between crunchy bottom and chewy topping is the whole...

Author: Melissa Clark

Island Buttermilk Cake

This recipe is adapted from Cranberry Island Kitchen in Portland, Me., which specializes in buttermilk-batter cakes. The bakers there make cakes in the shape of clams, but this recipe calls for loaf pans...

Author: Julia Moskin

Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

Author: Molly O'Neill

Rhubarb Raspberry Cobbler With Cornmeal Biscuits

Rhubarb is often paired with strawberries, but in this cobbler it courts a new dance partner, the raspberry. If rhubarb is young and fresh, you can trim it in seconds. If it has fibrous outer strings,...

Author: Melissa Clark

French Crepes

Author: Florence Fabricant