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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 ...

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peaches & cream ice cream

August 4, 2014

When the morning breeze blows through the kitchen window just so, I catch the intoxicating perfume of peaches wafting by. August fruit is some of the best – if you can find peaches practically splitting with juicy ripeness, gather them as fast as you can ...

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peach & honey scones

July 31, 2014

Midsummer breakfasts call for a break from routine; something sweet and undeniably seasonal before the day’s heat sets in. Peaches and honey are quite the ethereal pairing and flavor these scones nicely. I used a French honey named fleurs de printemps (spring flowers), a creamed ...