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Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

| November 19, 2011 | 6 Comments

When Will and Paige tried these cookies, it was supposed to be a single cookie for dessert one evening. But then Will finished his and looked wistfully at the other cookies sitting on the table. I saw him, but didn’t let on. Then he made his eyes big as saucers and wildly licked his lips. […]

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Dark Chocolate Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Dark Chocolate Coconut Shortbread Cookies

| November 4, 2011 | 4 Comments

This morning, all I could think of was homemade cookies. All that time without power has sent me head first back into the kitchen — a good thing, no doubt. But I’ve also been busy with work, making sure that all my proverbial balls remained in the air throughout. So it was late afternoon before […]

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Agnes’ Fudgy Brownies

Agnes’ Fudgy Brownies

| September 18, 2011 | 5 Comments

Oh, brownies … served warm or cold, with ice cream or not, they are such a super treat. These ones, from an old family recipe, are thin but super fudgy brownies with a light, crackly top. Heavenly! This recipe, called Agnes’ Brownies, is adapted very slightly from my handwritten and bound family cookbook. Agnes wasn’t […]

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Toasted Coconut, Caramel and Milk Chocolate Madeleines

Toasted Coconut, Caramel and Milk Chocolate Madeleines

| September 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

When it comes to desserts, my sweet tooth knows no bounds. It’s something that Will inherited from me. That little guy loves cookies, cakes … anything sweet. Paige, on the other hand, is less sweet-addicted. Sometimes she wants dessert, other times she simply says “No, thank you.” Now, offer her some fresh mozzarella and she’s […]

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Connecticut Spice Cookies

Connecticut Spice Cookies

| June 29, 2011 | 8 Comments

These tender, slightly chewy spice cookies are adapted from an old family recipe.

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Blueberry White Chocolate Cookies

Blueberry White Chocolate Cookies

| June 2, 2011 | 5 Comments

It seems like forever ago, but once upon a time my ability to cook was a well-kept secret. For that matter, so was this blog. But these days, everyone from my kids’ teachers to college acquaintances know about it. And hey, that’s ok with me. The more the merrier. But when people know you can […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Palmiers (aka Elephant Ears)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Palmiers (aka Elephant Ears)

| March 11, 2011 | 8 Comments

My kids surprise me sometimes. Choosing to eat things I never imagined they’d like (anchovies, for example), and then loving them. Begging for delicious, exotic foods. Polishing off a whole batch of palmier cookies. That last one? It happened last month when I was working on a recipe for palmiers for Tablespoon. Palmiers, which are […]

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Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Hint of Oats

Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Hint of Oats

| May 31, 2010 | 2 Comments

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Hope you and yours are enjoying a lovely day together. We woke up late this morning, had a little breakfast and then made a big batch of these cookies together. These cookies are a little hardier with a touch of oats, which makes them perfect for ice cream sandwiches (just take […]

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Cooking with Kids: Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cooking with Kids: Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

| May 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

With the mixer already swirling together butter, sugars and vanilla beans yesterday, all I could think was how much I hate that famous quote about necessity being the mother of all invention. It was playing on repeat in my head since mid-baking, I discovered that we were out of all-purpose flour. So, I abandoned the […]

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Salted Toffee-Chocolate Squares Recipe

Salted Toffee-Chocolate Squares Recipe

| April 28, 2010 | 7 Comments

Yesterday, I was having one of those days where no matter how much I got done, there seemed infinitely more to do. Work needed to be tended to, the kids needed attention, the dogs wanted lots of petting … and in the middle of all the chaos, I decided to take a cooking break. It […]

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