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The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies ever

These cookies. Oh, these cookies. They’re everything I want in an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Best is a bold claim, I know. And obviously it’s a subjective one. But I stand by it here. They’re chewy with a nubbly texture from the rolled oats. They have an almost butterscotch flavor from the dark brown sugar …

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Roasted Mushroom Pizza, caramelized goodness

This roasted mushroom pizza is seriously good. It’s so much better than the average mushroom pizza. So much deeper and better and more flavorful. I used to slice fresh mushrooms and throw them on a pizza without a thought. Those pizzas were fine, but they were squandering so much potential. And mushrooms are absolutely brimming …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart, a giant peanut butter cup

This chocolate peanut butter tart is basically a giant peanut butter cup. One with a crisp chocolate shortbread crust, filled with a peanut butter mousse made with a bit of crème fraîche for a subtle tang to lift the peanut butter flavor, and topped with a bittersweet chocolate ganache. It’s rich, and there’s nothing subtle …

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Almond Shortbread Brownies, a textural wonder

These brownies, oh, these brownies. These almond shortbread brownies are something special. They might be the dessert I’ve made the most frequently in the last ten years. They are rich fudgy brownies baked on a buttery shortbread crust. Before the first time I made them, it never occurred to me that brownies would benefit from …

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Curried Sweet Potato Latkes with Cilantro Mint Chutney

It’s not hard to make a good latke. I mean, they’re fried crispy potato cakes–what’s not to like? But these curried sweet potato latkes are so good. Especially if you, like me, have a soft spot for Indian flavors.  And while latkes are classic for Hanukkah, they certainly don’t need to be limited to that …

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