Mascarpone Cardamom Crisps: Christmas Cookie Crunch Time

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Cardamom-kissed sugar flavors these mascarpone crisp cookie curls. Fragrant and reminiscent of both pastry and shortbread, these are a delightful addition to dessert served alongside a cup of coffee or tea. Thursday night I tucked my son in after explaining the virtues of gift-giving, teachers’ gifts for the last day of school before break slid […]

Thai Basil Beef with Coconut Rice: $4/Serving Whole Foods Meals

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A recipe for fragrant and spicy Thai basil beef served over rich coconut rice all for under $4 a serving. The door swings open, the screen door behind it creaking on its hinges, the winter wind whistling as the sounds of my children’s voices cut through the calm of the house. Chaos has come. The […]

Eucalyptus Mint Whipped Body Butter: Homemade Gift Ideas

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How to make homemade whipped body butter cream with coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils. Great for personalized Christmas and holiday gifts or to pamper yourself during the winter season. “Teeth, hair, lunch box, backpack, coat, shoes, snow pants, boots, hat, mittens,” the morning chant escapes my lips. “I […]

Gruyère Gougères

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A recipe for Gruyère Gougères appetizers, tiny crisp pastry pillows made with choux dough bursting with intense Gruyère flavor. I would like to be the type of person that throws parties. Big, raucous celebrations with champagne flutes and confetti, music playing in that just-loud-enough way where you can dance to it but still talk to […]

Eggnog Coconut Macaroons: The Macaroon Bible

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This coconut macaroon recipe is spiced with bourbon and nutmeg for an eggnog cookie treat just right for the holiday season. It starts just as the sun is tucking itself away, the snow falling as the light dims and turns grey. Then darkness settles in, soaking the color from the once vibrant landscape. The heavy […]

5-Ingredient Energy Bars with Cardamom and Cranberries

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An easy recipe for 5-ingredient energy bars featuring cardamom and cranberries that are nut-free and gluten-free. The travel season is upon us. Today and tomorrow will be filled with families piling into their cars and on planes lugging suitcases and scarves behind them, arms full of casseroles and freshly baked pies. From there will come […]

Honey-Roasted Cauliflower with Pine Nuts and Crispy Sage

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A recipe for a honey-roasted cauliflower dish with crispy sage, pine nuts that would be a wonderful addition to any holiday meal. Mine was a childhood of frozen vegetables. While salads, cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh garden green beans, and plenty of cut-from-the-head broccoli (always with cheese sauce) were available during summer months, the staple winter dinner […]