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salted chocolate peanut butter stuffed cookies

September 4, 2014

My love affair with salt and chocolate began with salted chocolate ganache and jam bars and now there’s no turning back. Though these fudge-like salted chocolate cookies may look unassuming, breaking one open reveals a molten peanut butter and chocolate center. You may try to ...

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maple apple tart

September 2, 2014

Over the long weekend I headed to San Francisco to shop the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. I was on the hunt for apples and found some gorgeous heirloom varieties from a Sonoma county orchard that were just meant for a tart. This tart, in fact. ...

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brown butter maple blondies

August 27, 2014

In a word, these brown butter maple blondies are incredible. Simultaneously soft and chewy, nutty and rich, there’s nothing not to love here. Brown butter is the perfect counterpoint to pure maple syrup; best of all, there’s no cloying sweetness to these bars. Drizzled with ...

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spiced chocolate meringues

August 24, 2014

Meringues always remind me of magic; I love the light and ethereal texture of the cloud-like cookies and the way that the crisp exterior crackles with each bite. These meringues are chocolate with a kick – cinnamon and a pinch of chipotle chili powder add ...

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double chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

August 18, 2014

Late August is a strange time for me. I’m well beyond those anxiety-inducing back to school days, yet the change in the air is palpable and I know that in a blink, September will be upon us. I’m coping with cookies and I suggest you ...

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mixed berry crumb bars

August 14, 2014

I like to think of these mixed berry crumb bars as a portable version of a berry crisp or crumble. Pecans add richness to the buttery crumbs; brown sugar and cinnamon turn the berry filling into absolute bliss. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, warm the ...

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blueberry buttermilk cornbread

August 11, 2014

Until last week, cornbread was fairly nonexistent in my life. That all changed when I pulled this blueberry buttermilk cornbread out of the oven and took my first bite – I became an instant convert. Studded with bursting blueberries and lightly sweetened with brown sugar ...

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chocolate hazelnut gelato

August 7, 2014

Imagine a jar of Nutella whipped into mousse, then frozen to creamy perfection. That’s essentially what this gelato tastes like – chocolate hazelnut heaven, with nary a spoonful of the spread in sight. Briefly steeping toasted hazelnuts in half-and-half gives the gelato rich flavor; a ...