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mocha almond fudge

December 8, 2014

I don’t make much candy throughout the year, but come December, I find myself ready for any and all confections. First up is this impossibly smooth and rich mocha almond fudge, a chocolate lover’s dream! The deep mocha flavor is punctuated by crunchy roasted almonds, ...

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trail mix cookies

October 6, 2014

Trail mix cookies are a study in texture and these chewy cookies are loaded with all my favorites: crunchy almonds, buttery cashews, chewy dried cherries, and plenty of chocolate (a trail mix must!). The sweet and salty mix is simply irresistible – don’t be surprised ...

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peach almond tart

July 24, 2014

A ripe summer peach can stand on its own, especially when nearly bursting with sweet juices. Take that same peach and slice it over an almond (frangipane) filling and brown butter crust, and you have yourself a fine tart. If you’ve avoided tarts for fear ...

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almond joy ice cream sandwiches

July 21, 2014

Coconut, almond, chocolate – a winning combination, if I’ve ever heard one. Though it’s been years since I’ve eaten an Almond Joy candy bar, the flavors are on point and the inspiration for these Almond Joy ice cream sandwiches. The creamy coconut ice cream is ...

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cherry almond crumb bars

May 29, 2014

I’ve made many a crumb bar in 3+ years of blogging, but these cherry almond crumb bars currently hold top spot for me. I laced the buttery crust and crumbs with almond paste for a rich and irresistible bar. Halving the cherries encourages them to ...

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almond & blood orange pound cake

March 20, 2014

Countless images of blood oranges have popped up on Instagram in the last few months. Each photo of the striking citrus fruit has awed me and given me a touch of blood orange envy. When I spotted a basket of the dark fleshed fruit at ...

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english toffee

December 16, 2013

With Christmas nearly upon us, it’s time to talk edible gifts for the dessert lovers in your life. First up is English toffee, for the person who adores toffee as much, if not more so, than chocolate. Brown sugar and a shot of whiskey intensifies ...

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honey-almond granola

July 11, 2013

Years before I started blogging, I read a handful of food blogs. Smitten Kitchen was one of my first blog discoveries, and I looked forward to Deb’s new posts, enjoying the anecdotes she shared about cooking in a tiny NYC apartment kitchen. I still read ...