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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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Mulberry Oat Cookies with Nutmeg and Brown Butter

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, uniquely flavored popsicles (think salted chili cucumber), and a bag of dried white mulberries … Continue reading

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Lemongrass Meringues: Simple and Scrumptious

A friend of mine recently mentioned his success in cooking a dinner with lemongrass, and I was intrigued.  I always enjoy lemongrass in Vietnamese and Thai food (especially tom kha gai: that fragrant and delectable coconut milk soup) — but … 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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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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Egg Nog Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Oooh, egg nog.  I’m ever smitten by its festive flavor and creamy decadence.  I wait all year for it to come back to me in the form of frozen yogurt, steaming lattes, and even cake.  I love the way it … Continue reading

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