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Full confession: I had never made Linzer cookies until now.  So, without doing any research, I assumed they were just two crispy sugar cookies stuck together with jam.  And because I never do anything the way it should be done, I just made up a recipe for an almond flour version. It turns out, sometimes...

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Cracker Candy (also known as Christmas Crack) is one of those things I didn’t discover until adulthood.  Then, of course, I’m like “where has this been all my life?”  There are three things about Cracker Candy that make it perfect: 1) it’s cheap and easy to make, 2) you can top it with any kind...

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I think one of the most difficult dessert concepts to master is the pie.  It is a humble thing.  Pie.  It seems so simple and yet, it’s just not.  My theory is that pie is held to high standards.  My Grandmother made pie like it was her business, so any pie I attempt just never...

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What comes to mind when you think of the quintessential summer dessert? Before moving to the South, I would have said “S’mores!” The very thought of a gooey, chocolate-y s’more conjures memories of summer campfires.  I used to spend several weeks of every summer at a lakeside camp outside of Yosemite.  During the day, we...

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Remember when your Mom would make chocolate chip cookies and you wanted to eat the dough soooo badly but she said no because of the raw eggs?  Then my fellow children of the 80s united and made cookie dough a thing!  Now there is cookie dough ice cream, cookie dough cheesecake, even just-eat-it-with-a-spoon-out-of-the-container cookie dough. ...

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Lemon Bread was my Mom’s signature recipe.  She would make 20 loaves of Lemon Bread at Christmastime to give to friends, neighbors, colleagues, the letter carrier….anyone who had brought her joy (or the mail) during the year.   She would keep a loaf (or two) for us.  We would eat it on Christmas morning while opening...