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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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brown butter, cherry & hazelnut biscotti

November 24, 2014

Crunchy cookie lovers of the world, raise your hand! If you’re after a nice crunch, biscotti are your answer. Brown butter and Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur) flavor the gloriously golden cookies, transforming ordinary biscotti into something more sophisticated. Sweet-tart cherries and roasted hazelnuts up the crunch ...

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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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honey hazelnut granola

January 2, 2014

At any given time, you are likely to find me in granola mode. Though my weekly batch takes a bit of planning, homemade granola is easy to make and contains the purest ingredients. Countless batches later, I’ve experimented with many methods; what you’ll see below ...

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flourless chocolate-hazelnut cookies

December 2, 2013

Back-to-back cookie posts can only mean one thing: cookie season is officially upon us! No matter how full life becomes, I always leave room for a quick batch of cookies. These flourless chocolate-hazelnut wonders fit into my schedule easily – the dough comes together in ...

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chocolate-hazelnut tart

January 21, 2013

Whenever I long to be in Italy, I grow nostalgic for chocolate and hazelnut treats. I fell for the rich and nutty combination in my travels and whether it be savoring a few nougatine with my afternoon espresso, or indulging in a cup of gianduja ...

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dark chocolate & hazelnut nougatine cookies

November 12, 2012

When I met Rowena from Apron and Sneakers in Rome last month, she introduced me to one of her favorite Italian chocolates, Venchi Nougatine. It was love at first bite for me – the caramelized ground Piedmont hazelnuts covered in 56% dark chocolate are absolutely ...


espresso-hazelnut thumbprints

December 21, 2011

These deeply chocolate espresso-hazelnut thumbprints are positively over the top – an espresso cookie filled with hazelnut-chocolate spread defines decadence. Gift the coffee aficionado in your life with a plate of these cookies and they’ll be eternally grateful (and slightly more caffeinated)! If you prefer ...