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Oatmeal Raisin Hazelnut Pie: Fabulous and Filling

When I first decided to make an oatmeal-cookie-like pie crust, I couldn’t imagine a finer filling than creamy, plump raisins.  What a better way to emulate the classic cookie that’d inspired me?  But something was missing.  For one, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Orange Cardamom Cookies

While planning my annual holiday baking menu several years ago, I found myself pondering the exquisite versatility of cardamom: an ingredient I’d tasted as it splendidly sang in both savory and sweet treats alike.  Before I knew it, I added … Continue reading

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Tea and Sympathy: The Cake

Before I heard that Tea and Sympathy was a play, a restaurant or a song, I only knew it as a soothing cocktail: hot tea with a splash of Grand Marnier.  A warm mug of tea is my go-to drink … Continue reading

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Beautiful Beet Cupcakes

At a recent farmers market, I decided to finally buy an item that had magnetized me week after week: beets.  Of course, I’d had beets before – mostly cooked and on salads. But something about seeing them so often at … Continue reading

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