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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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Carrot Cookies: Eat With Enthusiasm

When I last visited my sister in Washington, one of the highlights of my stay was taking my 6 year old nephew to a bakery after school on a rainy afternoon. He knew what he wanted as soon as he … Continue reading

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A Sweet Purim

Purim is a minor holiday: a 24 hour window of time that can be easy to overlook whether you’re Jewish or not.  But I see it as an opportunity for all of us to reflect on a fantastic story, to … Continue reading

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Learning to Love Lavender (Biscotti)

When I posted a rosemary cookie recipe online last summer, a sweet commenter suggested that I use lavender as an ingredient in the future. I was thrilled to have a recommendation, and I loved the idea of it. After all, … Continue reading

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