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Hibiscus Cranberry Sauce

I am pleased to present a rare pre-Thanksgiving recipe for you today, a full three weeks BEFORE Thanksgiving. You might think that because I’m a food blogger, I start making and developing my Thanksgiving dishes months in advance. You have to have time to develop and test and photograph after all, and still post the...

Almond Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches

You guysssssss. You know I like almond, and you know I love macarons. But did you know that macarons are perhaps the best cookies for ice cream sandwiches? Like, ever. Soft and chewy, even when frozen solid. Pillowy softness that yields perfectly with each and every bite, and no rogue ice cream squishing out the...

Triple Almond Brownies

In my continuing quest for all-things-almond, I’ve discovered that brownies are prime subjects for nutty substitutions. Considering my favorite brownie recipe contains a mere 2/3 cup of flour, replacing that with almond meal produces surprisingly tempting results (and if gluten happens to be your nemesis, then this news should make you jump for joy). In...

Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadews

Well wasn’t that a spicy week? But let’s end it with something mild. Cool off your burning palette with… More peppers. Wait, what? Peppadews, if you’ve never encountered them before, are sweet little peppers from South Africa. They are most often sold pickled and brined in jars, much like olives, and have a sweet, briny...