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blood orange cookies

February 2, 2015

Blood oranges are one of those fleeting ingredients I can’t help but snatch up when I see them, taking advantage of the too-brief season. The citrus works beautifully in these sweet little bites, fragrant with blood orange zest and pure almond extract (though if you ...

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chocolate cashew toffee cookie bars

January 29, 2015

When you’re short on time or feeding a crowd (say at a Super Bowl party this weekend?), the cookie bar is your answer. There’s no scooping and rolling dough or prepping multiple cookie sheets; simply press the dough into a tart pan and you’re set! ...

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meyer lemon poppy seed muffins

January 26, 2015

I once thought I was a morning person, but lately I’ve changed my mind. Perhaps I’m a mid-morning person? I don’t seem to hit my stride until after the coffee kicks in (this ecard may just be perfect for me). Because even the best mornings ...

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almond tea cake with lemon glaze

January 22, 2015

Forgive me for jumping ahead a season, but I find myself longing for spring. Perhaps it’s due to the new Ragdoll kitten I brought home a week ago today? Between chasing toys all over the house and much laughter over her antics, my heart has ...

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salted white chocolate macadamia cookies

January 19, 2015

I wouldn’t call myself a white chocolate kind of girl but there are times when only white chocolate will do. Prior to these cookies, my memories of white chocolate macadamia cookies were less than favorable – dry, crumbly, overly sweetened cookies not worth even a ...

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espresso toblerone tartlets

January 15, 2015

You can never go wrong with chocolate and espresso; the duo is designed for one another and translates especially well to dessert. These espresso Toblerone tartlets feature just enough espresso for a pick-me-up and the mini size will satisfy a chocolate craving without undoing your ...

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chai spice granola

January 12, 2015

Rituals. Do you have any rituals or routines built into your life? Homemade granola is my ritual, something I bake weekly without exception. The recipe is memorized, permanently etched into my mind and if I was the sort of person to sleepwalk, I sometimes think ...

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meyer lemon crinkle cookies

January 8, 2015

There’s no better antidote to winter’s chill than a bright burst of citrus. These Meyer lemon crinkle cookies are the answer to freezing days and nights, a welcome ray of warmth against the icy backdrop of the season. Pillowy soft and buttery, each bite tastes ...

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