Monthly Archives: December 2010

Holiday Traditions. Old & New.

We cherish the old ones so close to our hearts, and the new ones take us by surprise.  Thinking about them, experiencing them, and then remembering them are part of what makes them special. How do these holiday traditions start? How are they nurtured? How do they live on? This holiday season, we carried on...

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Spiced Brownie Crisps

These rich and crispy cookies are a great alternative (or a great replacement in Juan’s eyes) to the traditional Christmas sugar cookie.  And they are even better in forest friend shapes. But we wanted even more of a twist.  So we sprinkled cayenne pepper and sea salt on the chocolate thins before popping them in...

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Blushing Pear

On the day before Thanksgiving, the first snowflakes of the season were falling slowly as a baking experiment took place in my kitchen. I’d love to say I came up with the name blushing pear, but I found it while searching for a pear and cranberry recipe, and I was immediately hooked. The fruit pairing...

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