“Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.” ― Samuel Pepys, The Diary of Samuel Pepys (photo by Rohan Anderson)

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One great part of the American Dream is at the end of the day, sitting at the dinner table with your family. Eating good food and sitting with your loved ones is a huge part of my American Dream.

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Jamie Olivers chocolate celebration cake with rice crispies and marshmallow. I am definitely making this!!

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Jamie Oliver's chocolate celebration cake recipe will reset everyone’s expectations of what a chocolate cake should be. From his new cookbook, Comfort Food.


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