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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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Fall and Winter Cocktails, cold weather sippers

These fall and winter cocktails are welcome when the air turns cold. I’m not fussy about what’s seasonally appropriate, and if you want a gin & tonic in the middle of November, go right ahead. But I tend to think of that as a quintessentially summer drink. This collection tends toward darker hued liquors like …

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10 Healthyish Cold Weather Soups and Stewy things

January brings with it a bounty of good intentions to eat better. The problem is that for those of us in cold climates, it’s winter which means that we rarely want salads and smoothies. (Even if occasionally a citrus, avocado, and shaved fennel salad or a pineapple mango ginger green smoothie is worth the chill.) …

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9 Fresh Healthy Recipes to Start the New Year

It’s a brand new year. I’m not a big believer in detoxing, but I am a believer in balance and moderation. When the pendulum swings too far into holiday indulgence, I like to pull back, reset, spend some time reading, walking with the dog, catching up on podcasts, sitting huddled under a blanket with my …

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Spanish Coffee, a cold weather cocktail

Here. Have a Spanish coffee. It’s a warm, bittersweet coffee cocktail, perfect as a dessert drink when you’re staying up late on a cold night. I don’t do dessert drinks very often. I’m more of a spirit-forward cocktail kind of girl. (I tend to go for Brooklyns, and Sazeracs, and Torontos, and sometimes Walnut Old …

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