Author Archives: Allison

New Year’s Resolutions – Sort of… (unsweetened, yet yummy, granola)

No resolutions this year for me!  Instead, I’m just trying to continue some patterns we started this year – including eating breakfasts that aren’t so sugary.  I’ve mentioned before my love of granola, but it can hide a bunch of … Continue reading

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A Sweet New Year (Apple Honey Biscotti)

It’s a tradition for Rosh Hashanah (New Year) to eat apples dipped in honey for a sweet year.  This year, with a nod towards that tradition, I baked up some apple honey biscotti.  They’re sweet enough, but not too sweet. … Continue reading

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Speculaasbrokken

                    The short story is that this is a great winter cookie – not too sweet, nicely spiced, attractive in a very un-fussy sort of way and it stores and packs up … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Magic Trick – Pumpkin Seed Brittle

                    Some things that are made in the kitchen seem more like dangerous magic tricks to me than cooking.  Candy making definitely falls into that category.  You’ve got scary hot melted … Continue reading

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Ready…Set…Bake!! Cookie Season Is Here! (and so are semolina biscotti)

It’s that time again folks.  Halloween decorations are put away.  A nip is in the air.  Relatives are calling to ask what they can bring for Thanksgiving.  It all adds up to one thing – Cookie Season has arrived!  If … Continue reading

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Garlic Scape Refrigerator Pickles

                    Garlic scapes have been popping up at my local grocery store and I have been scooping them up while I can.  I love their not-too-strong garlic flavor that’s combined with … Continue reading

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Crunchy Granola-ness To Go

Summer is grab-and-go time.  I like to get going early in the morning, before Long Island’s delightful hazy-hot-humid kicks in.  That doesn’t mean, however, that I’m a fan of skipping breakfast, or dealing with family members who have skipped it.  … Continue reading

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Ginger Cookies

I am constantly tinkering with all sorts of ginger-y baked goods.  I love them all  - gingerbread, ginger biscotti, ginger scones and, of course, ginger cookies.  Here is my latest effort, and it incorporates a few of my favorite spins … Continue reading

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Butternut & Chile Pizza

                    Pizza?  Flatabread?  Flizza?  I don’t really know what the difference is between the two anymore.  I see plain “pizzas” topped with just rosemary, oil and salt and flatbreads piled high … Continue reading

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Vegetable Stock (a Thanksgiving secret ingredient)

We are lucky enough to have wonderful friends and family that come to our home to share holidays such as Thanksgiving.  Some of them happen to be vegetarian.  When people find out we have vegetarians coming for the holiday their … Continue reading

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