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Peanut Butter Brittle with Chocolate, light & crisp

This peanut butter brittle is a delightful treat. It’s light and crisp, a bit like the inside of a Butterfinger. That lightness is the result of a dash of baking soda that introduces about a zillion air bubbles and transforms brittle into a delicate, crunchable candy. The peanut butter and absence of mix-ins make it …

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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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Holiday Cocktails, festive drinks for winter

Holiday gatherings are the perfect time to share a drink with friends and family. Here is a collection of some of my favorite winter-appropriate cocktails. They range from low-ABV options like the dry and bubbly Expat and the rich and bitter-sweet Bitter Giuseppe to citrusy shaken drinks like the Perfect Pear to rich spirit-forward stirred …

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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. These are some of my favorite holiday cookie recipes–the treats that I love to share with friends and family and coworkers (back when I worked in an office). They go beyond the …

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Tart Recipes, elegant and delicious desserts

If the world is divided into cake people and pie people, there’s a special subset of pie person that’s a tart person. The difference between pies and tarts is murky. Both are round with crust and some kind of sweet or savory filling. One can make generalities: pie pans have sloped sides and tend to …

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