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Black Walnut Tassies (grain free)

Well I caved and had to do one more sweet for the season.  I’m going to blame my cooking friend Lucy, over at A Cook and Her Books, for posting her Macadamia-Rum Tassies.  They looked irresistible, so I promptly started working on a grain-free version.  It took a few batches (yeah, we have been eating […]

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cookie bars

Cookie-Like Things

I collect vintage cookbooks, and in the 1950’s these would have been called something like “Springtime Blossoms” or “Rainbow Bars.”  In the 1970’s, “Unicorn Snackaroos.”  They are sort of cookies, sort of brownies, and sort of candy.  Please make up your own, appropriately-cheerful name, reflecting the era of your choice.Most of you know that when […]

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Lentildoodles

Lentildoodles

I so need you all to trust me on this one.  These cookies are amazing.  I am not going to pretend that these are health food–they are still cookies–but the lentils let you reduce the butter by half, while maintaining a really crispy texture on the outside, with a soft center.  In fact, I prefer […]

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Apple Pie A La Mode Dessert Bars

Apple Pie A La Mode Dessert Bars

Last Saturday we picked up some incredibly juicy Jonathan apples at the Farmers’ Market, and as soon as I bit into one I knew I wanted to make apple pie bars.  The minor tragedy is that we ate so many of those apples that I only had a few left, so I had to supplement […]

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Chocolate-Orange Shortbread Buttons

Chocolate-Orange Shortbread Buttons

Chocolate and orange are both blissful of their own accord, but smush them together and angels will sing.  It is one of my favorite flavor combinations.  Harrison needed some cookies for a work event, so I made up a recipe for some chocolate-orange shortbread buttons.  No, they don’t really look like buttons, but I wanted […]

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Crispy Almond Cookies

Crispy Almond Cookies

Tonight I am having a little dinner party/meeting for the Writing Staff at work, courtesy of a “dinner party in a box” I won last month from Annie Chun’s.  The company provided some beautiful black sticky rice that will be paired with mango and coconut sauce as one dessert, but I wanted a couple of […]

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