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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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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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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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Happy New Year (or What I Learned From An Emu Egg)

I was walking through my local Whole Foods recently.  As I strolled through the produce section, I caught sight of what, at first glance, seemed to be avocados.  Then I noticed the sign –  ”Emu Eggs”.  What the …? Yes. … Continue reading

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Maple-Apple Butter

In last week’s post about holiday gift giving I mentioned that this year my gift baskets have a jar of apple butter tucked in with the baked goods.  I hadn’t originally planned on including apple butter for one reason – although … Continue reading

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