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Rustic Almond Apple Cake with sherry and rosemary

At a Spanish restaurant not long ago, the most delicious dessert (of the many I tried) was surprisingly simple: creamy vanilla ice cream with sherry poured over the top. The sherry was so fragrant, caramely and warming, I knew it … Continue reading

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Raspberry Poppy Seed Meringues, laced with liqueur

By day, I’m an office lady for a group of lively humanities departments. It’s a privilege to get to work with such a talented and diverse bunch, and I like knowing I’m supporting a vital but undervalued part of education. … Continue reading

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Aperol Spritz Cupcakes: Sweet, Sour, Scrumptious

Last summer I had the privilege of making cupcakes for the wedding of a wonderful couple. The whole process was a joy for me, from the moment the bride asked me in her lovely demeanor, to my merry hours of … Continue reading

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In Love with Absinthe: Sazerac Cookies

The label on the bottle of absinthe in my cupboard boasts that its “complexity comes from the use of fine brandy, star anise, wormwood, lemon balm, hyssop, meadowsweet, basil, fennel, tarragon and stinging nettles.”  A tiny whiff of it, and … Continue reading

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Blueberry Basil Bourbon Cupcakes

Blueberries, bourbon, basil.  It might sound like a tongue-twister, or an odd amalgamation at best.  But please trust me: this trio of flavors is a sweet symphony of complementary bliss.  While I’ve made plenty of desserts with liquor and occasionally … Continue reading

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Buttered Rum Cake: Crispy, Gooey, Buttery and Boozy

When my husband and I took a little getaway recently, we left without any set plans except to explore.  The trip worked out wonderfully; we found ourselves refreshed by easy discoveries of countless charming shops, festive neighborhoods, and beautiful bridges … Continue reading

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Butter and Brandy: Raspberry Basil Shortbread

When I went grocery shopping with a dear friend recently, I found myself in an indecisive mood.  I’d ooh and ahh at an item, put it in our cart, then soon mumble hesitantly and put it back on the shelf.  … Continue reading

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