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Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Glaze

This is my family’s all-time favorite cookie recipe. We’ve dubbed them the “Magic Oatmeal Cookies” because almost every time I serve them someone says “those are the best cookies I’ve ever tasted”. The maple glaze makes the cookies extra tasty, and, yes, you need to use real maple syrup. Sorry, I’m just a syrup snob …

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Creme Brulee Shortbread

Creme Brulee Shortbread – Buttery Shortbread topped with a crispy, crackly caramelized topping. I love to bake because I love to share goodies from my kitchen. It would be no fun to bake a big batch of cookies and eat them all by myself (hmmm, or maybe it would be). For the holidays I like to create gift boxes filled …

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Peppermint Bark Shortbread

Peppermint Bark Shortbread is a twist on a favorite Christmas treat. Buttery shortbread is topped with dark chocolate, white chocolate and crushed candy canes. I make peppermint bark every Christmas to enjoy for ourselves and to give away in gift bags. It’s easy for me because, lucky me, I have a small tabletop chocolate tempering …

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Habanero Brownies – Mexican Brownies

Habanero Brownies are rich with chocolate and butter and spiced with a whole habanero pepper. The ganache on top makes these fudgy brownies even better! This recipe was inspired by a bottle of wine I bought while on a wine tasting tour in New Mexico.  We’d had a great day and tasted some nice wines, …

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Triple Ginger Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ginger, ginger, ginger! Try these Triple Ginger Ice Cream Sandwiches if you just can’t get enough ginger. Spicy ginger cookies filled with homemade ginger ice cream with a hint of Ceyenne spice. Homemade Ginger Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect party dessert I love to make ice cream sandwich fixins for an outdoor get-together. Not …

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Chocolate Caramel Crackle Tart

If you like Twix Bars, you’ll love Chocolate Caramel Crackle Tart. Buttery Pastry filled with caramel and Rice Krispies, then topped with rich chocolate ganache. Is it a pastry? Is it a candy bar? Is is something in-between? Who cares! This tart is so good I got a (not serious) caramel-induced marriage proposal after a …

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Short Dough – An essential recipe

Short Dough, Pâte Sucrée, Pâte Sablée, Sweet Dough, Tart Dough. Call it what you will, this is a versatile dough is perfect for your favorite tart or for making cookies. This is essential recipe comes together in minutes. Short Dough is a super versatile basic dough for the baker: Short dough is a little less …

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