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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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Mango Meringue Pie with Coconut Macadamia Crust

I love this time of year at the market, when mountains of fragrant mangoes seem to surround me as I shop.  Mangoes lure me in with their promise of sweetness and a juicy, tropical taste.  When I thought about making … Continue reading

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Gin and Tonic Cake: A Cocktail Turned Confection

Herbal and effervescent, a gin and tonic just might be the most refreshing concoction in existence. I’m not sure why the drink has been on my mind lately; perhaps it’s the recent surge of warm weather, or more likely, my … Continue reading

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Orange Cocoa Springerle

Poking around at an estate sale a few weeks ago, I found that things seemed picked-over for the most part.  But just when I was about ready to leave empty-handed, I saw a familiar looking wall hanging in the corner … Continue reading

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From Cup to Cookie: Fruit, Flowers, and Rooibos

One of my favorite evening drinks is a hot cup of rooibos (“roy-bus”), also known as red tea or African honeybush tea.  It has a soft, naturally vanilla-y flavor that reminds me a bit of my grandpa’s tobacco pipe 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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Beyond Breakfast: Granola, the Cookie

Some see granola as a cereal to be topped with milk. For others, it’s a yogurt topping or an accompaniment for fruit. There are purists who simply eat it like popcorn. And then there are those of us plagued with … Continue reading

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