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Chocolate Covered Cranberry Coconut Macaroons

coconut_macaroons

Last week, we were invited to our friend’s house for his annual Seder dinner. Although this was only my third Seder dinner, it has become something I look forward to every spring. I don’t know many of the stories or the symbolism in the religion, but I love how the meal is filled with rituals...

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Apple French Toast

When I realized the Apple French Toast my family only makes on Christmas could be made any day of the year, I made one of my greatest culinary discoveries ever.  It’s decadent apple-cinnamon flavor, paired with the baked baguette, appears to be a Christmas-only dish, but the simple preparation and the ability to prepare it...

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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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Apple Galette

Two weekends ago, before Claire’s arrival, I took a trip to New Hampshire to pick apples at a local farm. I drove out with several friends on a brisk Saturday morning and arrived at a beautiful farm overflowing with fall produce. There were all kinds of pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, and other delicious things, but most...

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Cookies for Love

Four years, a brand new mixer, and an unfamiliar recipe.  I had to pick a recipe that would survive the 900 mile trek from Cincinnati to Boston, it had to be delicious, and it had to be made with my brand new tangerine Kitchen Aid mixer.  The pressure was on.  I had almonds and cranberries...

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Maple Banana Bread & Muffins

We are experts at letting the bananas sit on the counter too long and get brown.  Once there is one brown spot, that poor banana has no hope.  It is headed straight for the freezer.  If the bananas are frozen, let them sit out for a while to defrost. I have been making this maple...

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