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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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The salty and sweet marinade for these peanut chicken wings is a simple mixture of soy sauce, peanut butter, honey, sesame oil, ginger, scallions and garlic. Full disclosure: I’ve never been a big fan of

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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
Brown Rice Crispy Treats

Brown Rice Crispy Treats

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Resolutions are contagious even if you haven’t made any promises of your own. Yesterday I made cauliflower pizza crust instead of my regular gluten-filled dough, and in the last few days, I’ve been feeling weird

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Ingredients
  • 3 cups puffed brown rice cereal
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup shelled salted pistachios
  • 1/4 cup white chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie

Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie

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You can’t go wrong with a rich dessert that pairs salty and sweet like a Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie. It’s finished with a flaky sea salt, a pool of caramel and pecan halves on

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup ice water
Peanut and Jelly Blondies

Peanut and Jelly Blondies

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Our three-year-old just started preschool, and with the move from daycare to real school, comes a packed lunch. When I was a kid my mom packed a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, carrots (I only

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Tin Roof Ice Cream

Tin Roof Ice Cream

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I’m kind of a kitchen hoarder. Whether it’s pots, pans, or gadgets, I have a hard time getting rid of things because no matter how small the chance is that I will use something, I

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Rainbow Carrot Salad

Rainbow Carrot Salad

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This crunchy and fresh rainbow carrot salad is tossed in a cumin-spiced lemon vinaigrette along with chopped pistachios, chives and scallions. My closet and my pantry have two very different color schemes.  On one extreme:

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 rainbow carrots, peeled
  • 1/4 cup chopped salted roasted pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
Pasta with Baby Greens, Beans and Walnuts

Pasta with Baby Greens, Beans and Walnuts

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A vegetarian pantry dinner plus arugula and spinach this pasta with baby greens, beans and walnuts is a quick and easy 20-minute meal. For my usual weeknight pasta, I like to keep things simple with

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Ingredients
  • 12 ounces short pasta (farfalle, rotelle, fusilli, orecchiette, penne)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1-15 ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 ounce grated Parmesan plus shaved Parmesan for serving
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper