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Grapefruit Coconut Cookies: Little, Luscious, and Vegan

I love grapefruit, especially in the winter.  Its unique flavor and tangy, juicy qualities are refreshing like no others.  I’d been itching to make a new dessert with it recently — and since I usually have numerous baking daydreams going … Continue reading

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Pistachio Crunch Cookies

If you’re like me and bake mountains of goodies as gifts for the holidays, then maybe the last thing on your mind right now is hearing about another cookie recipe.  But in my world, there is no such thing as … 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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Wasabi White Chocolate Meringues

Whenever I have Japanese food, I look forward to the rush wasabi offers.  First there’s its burst of tangy flavor, followed by an intense but ephemeral heat.  Eating sushi recently, I was struck by the idea of creating a dessert … 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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Sesame Halvah Cookies

My grandmother would have turned 91 last Saturday.  Since I couldn’t bring her a cake or call her and sing, I decided on a small act in her honor.  I bought some halvah – the sweet treat she always had … 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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