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Recipes for cookies

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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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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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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Ginger “+” Biscotti

Ideas for things to bake (or cook) are born from different sparks.  Sometimes it’s figuring out how to combine some great farmer’s market finds into a cohesive meal.  Sometimes it’s trying to recreate a dish, or a specific flavor, that … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Fads…

                  Sometimes, something really great gets taken up as a fad … and that’s terrible.  Yes, terrible, because, as we all know, fads follow the law of gravity – what comes up, … Continue reading

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Sauteed Apples

  This is really more of a recipe-lette.  I found myself looking for a substitute for raisins for a noodle pudding recipe and, after rummaging around in the fridge and pantry, my eye fell on a few Granny Smith apples. … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pecan Hamentaschen

Hamentaschen are triangular, filled cookies usually eaten around the Jewish holiday of Purim, which occurs this week.  Fillings are traditionally made from poppyseeds or dried fruit (prune or apricot), but when it comes to hamentaschen, as in most things, our … Continue reading

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Chocolate Orange Cookies, Pt II

I’m still thinking about chocolate-orange cookies (actually, an argument could be made that on some level I’m always thinking about chocolate-orange cookies).  I was wondering how the combination would work in a crunchier cookie.  I started off with a florentine-like base, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Orange Biscotti

Several years ago we were lucky enough to spend a few weeks in and around Florence.  In a tiny gelateria near the Ponte Santa Trinita I fell in love with a flavor combination - dark chocolate and orange.  Since I haven’t been able … Continue reading

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