Cookies

Gingersnap Cookies

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If you search the internet for a recipe for Gingersnap Cookies, you’ll no doubt find a plethora of potential winners. I found and tinkered with a recipe that I thought sounded great because it had triple ginger action: ground ginger, fresh grated ginger, and crystallized ginger. Turns out this recipe really is a winner! These […]

Almond

Chocolate-Covered Toffee Breakups

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Chocolate-Covered Toffee Breakups

This week’s assignment for Tuesdays with Dorie is Chocolate-Covered Toffee Breakups. If you’re a fan of Almond Roca buttercrunch, you’ll love these Chocolate-Covered Toffee Breakups. There’s a nice buttery flavor in the crunchy toffee that complements the taste of the toasted almonds and chocolate.

Chocolate

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

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California Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Friends and coworkers have been busy harvesting delicious avocados lately, so I decided to try baking avocado chocolate chip cookies using these home-grown treasures. I received an avocado from a coworker that was really soft and ripe and though I’d better use it right away. I remember reading that avocados can be a healthier substitute for butter, […]

Apple

Apple Pielettes

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This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is for Apple Pielettes. These are tiny pies that are baked in muffin tins that have a nice buttery crust and great flavor inside and out. This is a pretty basic recipe; the part that took a little time was chilling the dough in different stages of the pie-making process.

Cake

Perfect Party Cake

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The Perfect Party Cake recipe is one that I had flagged in my copy of Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan; it was one of the first recipes in this book that I made a “must make” note for. I know a lot of October babies, and this cake sounded like the perfect dessert […]