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Gingerbread Brownies

If you do a google search for Gingerbread Brownies, they’ve been done before (hasn’t everything, at this point?) but what you find are not what I’d consider brownies. Maybe blondies at best, but the pale brunette bars seem to be far too light in color and seemingly cakey in texture to be considered true brownies...

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2015: Recipe Roundup Part I

Who’s ready for some cookies? Another year, another the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, and with it comes another epic roundup of all the amazing cookie recipes people baked and shipped around the world. Impressive, eh? To avoid major cookie overload, we’ve divided this year’s recipes (384 in all!) into two posts. What you see...

Chewy Muscovado Sugar Cookies

I will always, ALWAYS, choose a chewy cookie over a crispy one. And these are the absolute chewiest. Muscovado sugar is my new love, my new obsession, and I’m all for using it anywhere and everywhere I can (because it’s delicious, for one, but also because I bought a case of 10 and Taylor’s been...

Raspberry Russian Cocktail

Cheers to the holidays! Here, have a drink. Or two. Because that’s what the holidays are all about, after all: friends, family, and a good stiff drink to tide you over until they all leave (just kidding, of course, I’m over exaggerating. But I think we can all agree that a little booze makes everything...

Crispy Potato Latkes with Spiced Pear Compote

It’s Hanukkah time, and you know what that means: latkes. Lots and lots of latkes. I’ve discovered that when it comes to latkes, there are two kinds of people in this world: sour cream people and applesauce people. Although I’ve sometimes found myself in the center of this latke-venn diagram, dolloping both sour cream and...