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Mexican Wedding Cookies (Russian Tea Cakes, etc.)

These cookies go by about half a dozen names, the most common among them being Mexican wedding cookies and Russian tea cakes. But they’re also sometimes called polvorones, butterballs, snowballs, and meltaways. So many cultures have some version of them, which makes sense because it’s a formula that works. The basic formula is some kind …

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Holiday Cookie Recipes, delicious inspiration

It’s cookie baking season! The holidays are coming. December’s whirl of office parties, school events, family gatherings, friendly visits is nearly upon us. [In 2020, most of this will be virtual. Stay safe.] These are some of my favorite holiday cookie recipes—the treats that I love to share with friends and family and coworkers (back …

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Holiday Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Christmas and New Year’s mornings are perfect times to enjoy a special breakfast. Here is a collection of some of my favorite holiday breakfast and brunch recipes. They are mostly on the sweeter side, though there are bagels and buttermilk biscuits and bacon cheddar scones if you’re more of a savory fan, and they are …

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Cashew Brittle, the best brittle ever

This cashew brittle is just the thing for when you want to make something that feels impressive but don’t want to spend more than 15 minutes making it. It doesn’t require any fancy ingredients (ok, you should really get some Maldon sea salt for this if you don’t have some already, but really any sea …

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