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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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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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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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A Sweet Slice of Egg Nog (Cake)

Here is a cake I created as a tribute to one of my favorite seasonal treats.  As the holidays near, I find myself anxiously awaiting the arrival of egg nog — anticipating its rich, creamy sweetness and the way it … Continue reading

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At the Opposite of Autumn: Apple Cookies

I realize we’re at the opposite point on the calendar from apple season, but I can’t help thinking of my favorite time of year amid this relentless rain. After all, the warmest time in Berkeley tends to be autumn: weeks … Continue reading

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