Tag Archives: nutty

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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Pistachio Blackberry Spiral Cookies

A few weeks ago, my husband and I had dinner at a house some six doors down the street.  It turned out to be a lovely evening full of delicious food and great conversation.  We’ve long felt lucky to live … Continue reading

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The Amazing Hazelnut Cake

Allow me to introduce my absolute favorite dessert to make and to eat, beginning to end.  There’s something about its involved creation process that exemplifies the wonder that can come with baking from scratch.  The outcome — moist, nutty and … Continue reading

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Macadamia Cake: A Little Taste of Hawaii

I’ve never been to Hawaii, but I feel lucky to have had a few little tastes of it. My dad went there for the first time a few years ago and returned with vivid stories of roadside coffee sellers, mango-filled … Continue reading

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