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Brown Butter Cookies

I was chatting with a friend the other day, saying how September seemed nine-weeks long, and October crept by; and suddenly it’s Thanksgiving, which means Christmas/Hannukah holidays are just a skip away!  I think I’m utter disbelief,...

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RED VELVET SNACKING CAKE

I don’t know about you, but I the idea of a snacking cake is fabulous!  The idea of having the just right slice of cake at the ready for you is incredibly tantalizing.  Any cake will do, but why not make sure it’s a favorite...

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MERINGUE NESTS WITH MIXED BERRIES

MERINGUE NESTS WITH MIXED BERRIES When choosing from a dessert menu, I always choose something simple.  It might be an apple tart, a lemon bar, or a plate of homemade cookies.  Simple is best. That’s why I love these sweet, crunchy...

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CINCO DE MAYO MARGARITA CURD

CINCO DE MAYO MARGARITA CURD love a good margarita.   It can be frozen slushy-style or on the rocks with salt or without; it can be a tangy lime flavor, bright pink strawberry or mouth puckering passion fruit.  As Cinco de Mayo approaches,...

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NO MORE PIE CRUST ANXIETY

NO MORE PIE CRUST ANXIETY   I met the curator of all things pie.  Her name is Ellen. She forever changed my pie dough anxiety. I’ve tend to over think many things and making pie dough is no exception.  With Ellen’s help,...

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CHOCOLATE CHIP, CRANBERRY & ORANGE QUICK BREAD

CHOCOLATE CHIP, CRANBERRY & ORANGE QUICK BREAD   A quick bread is a delicious treat that’s either sweet or savory; it can be eaten as a dessert or sliced for breakfast.  You probably already have the basics for the batter in...

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Brown Butter Shortbread with Peaches and Nectarines

  BROWN BUTTER SHORTBREAD WITH PEACHES AND NECTARINES   Every summer, I renew my love affair with fresh stone fruit. Taking a cue from Deb Perlman’s (aka Smitten Kitchen) Peach Shortbread, I made her brown butter shortbread and...

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Ready, Set Scones!

These two scone recipes focus on my favorite ripe, summer berries -- Strawberries and Blackberries.  The recipe is based on a recipe I saw online from The Bug Sur Bakery.    Cook Time 15 minutes Ingredients 1 cup...

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OMG TRIPLE THREAT GRANOLA: SWEET, SPICY & SAVORY!

OMG TRIPLE THREAT GRANOLA: SWEET, SPICY & SAVORY! From this moment on, I implore you — don’t buy granola… MAKE YOUR OWN! Nothing could be simpler.  The oats are a springboard for your flavor creativity. If you like...

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CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY COOKIE SANDWICHES

CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY COOKIE SANDWICHES What does sweet, creamy butter, ripe red strawberries and deep cocoa powder have in common?  They’re the perfect flavors for my Chocolate Shortbread Cookie Sandwich filled with Strawberry...

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