Category Archives: Desserts

The Rugelach Cookie Project

Sometimes the successful execution of a recipe is more than just following the directions, especially when it comes to a cookie you have never eaten before. I made a new cookie this week, and it did not go well. I … Continue reading

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Cookie Blog Hop: Robin’s Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Cookie Love Bloghop If November is the month for thinking about baking pumpkin pie, then December is all about making cookies. So, I was really excited when I was invited to co-host this month’s Cookie Love Bloghop. All though December, a group … Continue reading

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Gift #2: Pear-Rosemary Pate de Fruit Jewels

This past weekend, a group of 20+ of us gathered for a potluck at the lovely home of Lynda of TasteFood to celebrate the release of a cookbook featuring a number of us with our winning recipes. We’ve all competed against each … Continue reading

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Making a Simple Pie Crust

Weigh the flour and grate the cheese. Mix the flour, sugar, salt, pepper and cheddar cheese together the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade. Pulse a few times to evenly disperse everything through the flour. Slice the … Continue reading

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Brown Butter Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust

Last year I took a very fun week-long cooking class outside Albuquerque to learn more about authentic New Mexican and Mexican cooking. Like many classes like this, it kicked off with a group dinner so we could all meet each … Continue reading

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