baking

Toffee & Dark Chocolate Oat Cookies

My cookie experiments are sometimes great, sometimes weird, and sometimes kind of awful. I learned how to cook through baking sheet after sheet of abysmal cookies in junior high until I finally could get the right understanding of how the ingredients work together. The good news is that even when the finished product would be […]

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Peanut Butter Shortbread Sandwiches with Nutella Buttercream

This cookie represents what love is all about. I am a peanut butter addict. I don’t see the need to hide this from the world. To paraphrase Sex and The City‘s Miranda (on her unseemly addiction to tabloids) “I just love it, it’s my thing, get over it.”  I love to stir things into my […]

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S’mores Bars

I love everything about marshmallows. I love their name. I love their fluffiness. I love the cheap grocery store and high-falutin’ bakery iterations alike. Flavored or plain, all shapes and sizes, and the divinely sticky marshmallow creme, are found in abundance in my kitchen even when I’m out of so-called staples. There is a fire […]

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Soft Almond Sugar Cookies with Cherries and Coconut

Cherry and almond are a match made in heaven, in my opinion. I made my own heavenly-sent twist on this fantastic flavor pairing in a delightful new cookie recipe. I don’t think anyone ever complained of having too many cookie recipes. This is a soft, almond-flavored sugar cookie with dried cherries and shredded coconut.  The cookie […]

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Creamy Chorizo, Chicken, and Cotija Empanadas

Random cookout evenings with friends are the best way to kick off a weekend, I’m very sure. We got to spend Friday evening in denial of the tornado warning storm coverage all over the news with an evening of fresh mojitos, home-made guacamole and salsa, and grill treats galore. We didn’t actually discuss a theme […]

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