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Rosemary Almond Hamantaschen… filled with ice cream!

When I started daydreaming about creative twists for traditional hamantaschen, playing with the dough came first. Raspberry jam filling had always been my favorite (albeit not quite conventional), and I couldn’t really imagine anything better. So I created a dough … Continue reading

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Fruit-filled Almond Cookies with Fresh Grapes, Cranberries or Blueberries

This recipe started with a meditation on a grape. I’d been enjoying sweet, crisp grapes in the height of their season, and wondered what I could do to celebrate them in the form of dessert. After all, good grapes deserve … Continue reading

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Almond Butter, Peanut Butter: Two Tiny, Tasty Cookies

I know, I know: peanut butter cookies are nothing new.  But they’re my husband’s favorite, and to tell you the truth, I’ve never really been satisfied with the recipes I’ve found for them.  Everyone has their own preference — and … Continue reading

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Sentimental Cereal: Easy Almond Bars

I found out this week that my Grandma’s house has been sold.  It’s a strange sense of relief to see it go, and as my sister puts it, I hope the new owners end up with memories as sweet as … Continue reading

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The Amazing Hazelnut Cake

Allow me to introduce my absolute favorite dessert to make and to eat, beginning to end.  There’s something about its involved creation process that exemplifies the wonder that can come with baking from scratch.  The outcome — moist, nutty and … Continue reading

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From Market to Skillet (Cake): The Lure of Cherries

On a recent visit to my local farmers market, I fell into a familiar rapture.  Enjoying the late-day sun and the soft breeze from the bay, I strolled around soaking up the lively chatter, vivid colors, and the fact that … Continue reading

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