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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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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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Orange and Black (Olive) Cake: A Dark Chocolate Delight

Like many kids, I was known to stick black olives on my fingertips at holiday gatherings, joyously waving my hands until I popped them into my mouth one by one.  I loved the way the olives transformed my hands into … 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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