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Pecan Brown Sugar Cookies: A Nod to the King Cake

A few Februaries ago, we received an unusual delivery at the office: a giant, ring-shaped cake opulently decorated with both icing and colored sugar (yellow, green, and purple). On the side, there were a few strands of Mardi Gras beads … Continue reading

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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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Mulberry Oat Cookies

After a recent dinner out, my dad and I popped into a tiny grocery store and picked up a random sampling of items: Mexican cactus fruit, strangely flavored popsicles (think salted chili cucumber), and a bag of dried white mulberries … Continue reading

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Brown Sugar Soy Sauce Cake: Sweet Citrus and Spontaneous Butterscotch

Inspiration for my next dessert recipe usually comes unexpectedly.  This time, I was just poking around at one of my favorite markets and came across a beautiful little bottle of soy sauce.  The decorated label magnetized me with phrases like … Continue reading

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Cut-Out Turkeys: Hazelnut Brown Sugar Cookies

There’s something funny about decorating with turkeys for Thanksgiving, if you ask me.  For one, they’re generally not too cute; plus, their very carcasses are the center of the momentous meal.  But for some reason, I bought a turkey cookie … Continue reading

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Learning to Love Lavender (Biscotti)

When I posted a rosemary cookie recipe online last summer, a sweet commenter suggested that I use lavender as an ingredient in the future. I was thrilled to have a recommendation, and I loved the idea of it. After all, … Continue reading

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