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Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

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Without fail, I always crave dessert after dinner.  And I admit I could use something post-lunch, too. That doesn’t mean I indulge after every meal. Dessert is a once a day (or less) thing for

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup very finely chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 large egg
Cinnamon Squares

Cinnamon Squares

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My computer is my recipe box. Ingredients and instructions are typed out in Word documents. Some eventually make their way onto the blog, but a lot of them just live as saved files. Electronic storage

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

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Pies come in two seasons. You have autumn with Thanksgiving apples and pumpkin. On the flip side, you have spring and summer with an overabundance of berries and stone fruit. Often these pies come with

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Ingredients
  • For crust
  • 6 ounces peanut butter sandwich cookies (about 15)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Chocolate Coconut Almond Bars

Chocolate Coconut Almond Bars

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I just polished off the last of the Halloween candy. Please don’t judge me. It was tucked into one of the shelves in the freezer door. Having a mini candy bar is such a good

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil plus more for brushing pan
  • 1-3/4 cups almonds, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups roughly chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
Crunchy Brussels Sprout Peanut Salad

Crunchy Brussels Sprout Peanut Salad

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Since the beginning of the year I’ve been trying to consume vegetables at every meal. And yes, that includes breakfast. It turns out it’s not that hard to pull off. Lunch and dinner are easy,

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, shredded with a mandolin, a food processor fitted with the grater disc or box grater
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 red chili, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup salted roasted peanuts
Caramel Nut Tart

Caramel Nut Tart

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With another Halloween in the books, the start of November officially marks the start of baking season. I bake year round, but if we’re going to say there is a peak, here it is. There

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Roasted Tomato Pesto

Roasted Tomato Pesto

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A love of pesto runs in my family, but we’re not Italian. My mom introduced me to pesto when I was a kid, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I always have a jar of

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Ingredients
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 cup oven roasted tomatoes (about 15 whole: from the olive bar or jarred)
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 ounce grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
Cinnamon Shortbread Owl Cookies

Cinnamon Shortbread Owl Cookies

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When I asked my 4-year-old what kind of animal he thought these cookies were, I kind of held my breath. They’ve been on my to-bake list for years ever since I first spotted a version

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 32 dark chocolate chips
  • 16 whole roasted unsalted almonds
Bakewell Tart

Bakewell Tart

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The royal wedding has me nostalgic for all things British. I can’t believe it’s been over a decade since my husband and I, in our pre-child days, lived and worked in London. We spent 3

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 7 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
Almond Butter Cake

Almond Butter Cake

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Saying that I ended up with 3-dozen eggs in my refrigerator makes it sound like it was someone else’s fault. A combination of poor planning and menu changes at home led to the surplus. Days

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Ingredients
  • 12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 8 ounces whole almonds
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
Chocolate Financiers

Chocolate Financiers

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Why is food made in miniature so much more irresistible than when those eats are just standard size? This is especially true for anything sweet. Mini desserts are the best way to indulge in a

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 6-1/2 ounces whole almonds
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 6 ounces (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Peanut Chicken Wings

Peanut Chicken Wings

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I’ve never been a big fan of chicken wings. They are one of those foods impossible to enjoy in public without feeling a bit embarrassed. Between the plastic bib and moist towelettes, I just can’t

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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper