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Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Brown Butter and Pecans

Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Brown Butter and Pecans

This isn’t just a chocolate chip cookie.

Let me rephrase that.  Saying just a chocolate chip cookie is somewhat disparaging to chocolate chip cookies.  A chocolate chip cookie can be the epitome of what a cookie should be.  So I’ll say it this way: This isn’t your typical chocolate chip cookie.  This cookie is so chock full of chocolate, pecans, and flecks of browned butter that it was all I could do to stop myself from shoving teaspoonfuls of the batter into my already chocolate-stained mouth.  (Ok, I didn’t stop myself. Lots of dough was harmed in the making of these cookies.) Continue reading

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Earl Grey Truffles

Earl Grey TrufflesMmm… is there anything better than a hot cup of earl grey tea on a cold day?  Oh wait… there is… and it’s that cup of tea, plus chocolate and cream and cocoa.  I’m not even a chocolate person (I know, the horror!) and I seriously love these.  They are rich and decadent, but also subtle and perfectly balanced.  In a season when I tend to go overboard and binge on other sweets, I find myself completely satisfied savoring just one of these.  Ok, maybe two.  Which is good, because my whole point in making these was to make some tasty homemade gifts for people.  But who could blame me for sneaking just a few?

Earl Grey Truffles

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Walnut Streusel

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Walnut StreuselIt’s been brought to my attention (by my completely appalled friends), that some people think I might be a pumpkin hater because I posted a while back that I was sick of hearing about pumpkin spice lattes while there were still tomatoes and eggplants at the farmers’ markets. Well.  I hope we can clear that up today. Continue reading

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Mango Lassi Frozen Yogurt

Mango Lassi Frozen YogurtBefore I even started out on this recipe, it had several things going against it.  Three strikes.

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First, it’s Mango Lassi frozen yogurt.  Lassis have never sounded in the least bit appealing to me.  I’ve been to India, and frankly, the idea of stopping at a roadside stand to bake in the sun while drinking a savory yogurt drink would never have crossed my mind. I’m sure I’m wrong about lassis- I hope I am.  But, yeah, they’re not exactly my favorite way to cool down on a hot summer day. Continue reading

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The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie

I’m completely aware that I’m not exactly thinking outside of the box by giving you a pumpkin pie a few days before Thanksgiving.  But why would I tell you about something that wouldn’t be for Thanksgiving, when you most likely won’t want to look at food for a week after such a gluttonous feast?  Might as well get in a recipe that’s helpful before the, “I’m never eating again!” mantras begin.

And this isn’t just any old pumpkin pie.  You see, it’s the ultimate pumpkin pie.  At first glance, it doesn’t look too crazy, which is what I like about it.  It’s not pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust, or pumpkin creme brulee tart.  It’s pumpkin pie- just really good pumpkin pie. Continue reading

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