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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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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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Mandarin Persimmon Pie with Pecan Gingersnap Crust

As the days of the year shorten and darken, some of the brightest fruit comes into season. With a burst of vibrant color and juicy succulence, both mandarin oranges and persimmons can quench a longing for sweetness, literally and figuratively. … Continue reading

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Citrus Vanilla Cauliflower Cake

I hear that the height of cauliflower season is autumn, but few of us (in my region) would ever realize this ourselves. The veggie seems to be present year-round and was a staple on many of our dinner tables growing … Continue reading

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Spiced Pear Sandwich Cakes

There’s an air of looming formality in autumn. Sandals and shorts disappear into the backs of our closets. Clinking glasses and winter rituals are close on the horizon. Playing in a pile of colored leaves feels invigorating but elusive. So … Continue reading

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Fresh Fig Torte: Frosted, Spiced, Divine

I have a friend who is so enamored with fresh figs, I’d even call it an obsession.  When we walked past a woman carrying a basket of figs recently, my friend talked about it for a week. “I wonder where … Continue reading

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Mini Rosehip Graham Crackers

Other than their occasional presence in tea and jam, rosehips haven’t surfaced much in my life. I suppose they’ve been overshadowed by the ubiquitous flowers of the same plant: roses, which have an entirely different scent and flavor than the … Continue reading

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