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Mango Oatmeal Cookies

Mango Oatmeal Cookies

I am a big fan of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Not only do I like raisins in general, but I like the contrast of chewy dried fruit against the rest of the buttery cookie. Since I know quite a few people who are not big raisin fans, I often make oatmeal cookies with a variety of other dried fruits to give them a different flavor profile, ... Read More »

Elderflower and Almond Tea Cakes

Elderflower and Almond Tea Cakes

St Germain is an elderflower liqueur that is a delicious cocktail ingredient. You might not be familiar with the liqueur, but you’ve probably seen its art deco-styled bottle featured prominently behind the bar at local restaurants and tasted it in cocktails, as it can be both a star ingredient and a more subtle component of some excellent beverages. Like many liqueurs, St Germain can also ... Read More »

Strawberry Hand Pies

Strawberry Hand Pies

Strawberries are in season and the ones I’ve had this year taste better than ever. I’ve been eating them on my cereal and churning them into ice cream, as well as making classics like strawberry shortcake. Strawberries are often incorporated into dishes where they don’t have to be cooked, since the juicy berries give off a lot of liquid and tend to lose their shape ... Read More »

Easy Homemade Blended Butterbeer

"Wizarding World Copycat Recipe: Homemade Blended Butterbeer

After visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter last week, I couldn’t stop thinking about the blended butterbeer that I had inside the park. Non-alcoholic butterbeer is available in a soda form and as a blended drink. Both options are topped with a foamy, beer-like “head” that tastes a bit like marshmallow fluff and both taste like butterscotch, with the soda option being lightly carbonated ... Read More »

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti

While macadamia nuts are a versatile nut that can make almost any dish more delicious – from pies to cakes – they find their way into cookies, along with white chocolate, more often than not. Creamy white chocolate and naturally buttery macadamia nuts are a great combination and a batch of chewy cookies are a fantastic way to enjoy them, but they are not the ... Read More »

Negroni Pie

Negroni Pie

This week is Negroni Week, a week in early June started as a celebration of a classic cocktail, the Negroni, and to raise money for chaitable causes. The week is presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari and you’ll probably find lots of bars and restaurants in your area participating, as $1 from every Negroni sold this week (at participating venues – and there are over ... Read More »

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Chunk Bars

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Chunk Bars

Peanut butter cookies always remind me of childhood, largely because I think that I ate way more peanut butter cookies as a kid than I do these days. Fortunately, it doesn’t take long to bake up a batch to satisfy my desire for a little nostalgia – or to pour a glass of milk to go with them!! These Peanut Butter Butterfinger Chunk Bars pack ... Read More »

Strawberry & Nectarine Crisp

Strawberry & Nectarine Crisp

When your kitchen is bursting with fresh fruit during the summer, fruit cobblers and crisps are a natural choice for the dessert menu. They’re easy to make and put that fruit to good use before it starts to wilt in the summer heat. Best of all is that, while they do require a short trip into the oven, they’re ready to eat almost immediately and ... Read More »

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