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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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chai spice banana bread

January 5, 2015

I’ve found myself smitten with chai tea this winter, unable to resist the warm, aromatic flavors that translate well into pastry (chai spice palmiers) and chocolate (chai rum truffles). The spices work beautifully with banana bread too, imparting a lovely spicy aroma. Buttermilk and coconut ...

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