Spiced Shortbread Cookies

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Spiced Shortbread Cookie Recipe

I’ll admit, I’m a bit tardy getting this recipe to you.  As apparent from the warm colors and Fall leaves on the background linen, I shot these photos pre-Thanksgiving.  Ignoring the seasonal feel of the photos, this recipe easily transitions … Continue reading




Fig Jam, Pear and Pistachio Coffeecake and Baking in a Toaster Oven

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Do you know how frustrating it can be when baking is your passion and you don’t have an oven?  VERY!!!  Two weeks ago, just as I was rolling out the pastry for Howie’s birthday pie, my oven ‘short circuited’.  Literally. … Continue reading




Duck Fat Biscuits with Spicy Tomato Jam

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Duck Fat Biscuits with Spicy Tomato Jam Recipe

Frying chicken is an art, and one which my Dad had more than mastered during his lifetime.  Dad made the best-ever fried chicken!  I don’t think he ever tired of that labor intensive task, possibly because of how much he … Continue reading




Ginger Spiced Upside-Down Pear Cake

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Ginger Spiced Upside-Down Pear Cake Recipe

My fruit is the PEAR.  That’s right.  I was once told by an Ayurvedic physician that the fruit best suited to me is a pear.  I was pretty happy with that assessment, and in many ways it seemed right.  Ayurvedic … Continue reading




Mae’s Apple Cake

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Apple Cake with Brown Butter Buttermilk Frosting

A small, square, glass jar sits tucked away in the corner of my kitchen counter.  Both the jar and the recipes inside belonged to my Grandma.  I also have her little black book in which there are pages filled with … Continue reading