Lemon Thyme Shortbread with Earl Grey Glaze: Tea and Cookies

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Lemon and thyme shortbread gets an Earl Grey glaze for a tea and cookies treat that is really more cookies with a touch of tea (but also divine with a cup on the side). My kitchen has been taken over by cookies. They dot the surface of the counter, are tucked into boxes and bags […]

Molten Orange Chocolate Lava Cake in a Jar {Desserts in Jars}

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This recipe for molten dark chocolate lava cakes with a creamy chocolate center is seasoned with the zest of a Christmas orange and a bit of Christmas spirit(s) for a divine dessert in a jar. Let’s discuss what makes a good holiday meal. It begins with an email from the host. Subject line: It’s Time […]

Pomegranate and Lime Olive Oil Yogurt Cupcakes

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A recipe for yogurt and olive oil cupcakes lightly flavored with lime and topped with brilliant pomegranate arils and buttercream or just a simple pomegranate honey syrup. “Is anyone this girl’s mom?” the salesperson asked, staring around the shoe store. He was referring, of course, to my daughter, who at this moment was standing, hands […]

Sweet & Easy Vegan Cacao Nib and Chocolate Chunk Scones

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All natural and unprocessed vegan scones with chocolate chips and cacao nibs make an excellent breakfast option with this easy recipe. “Mom, can we bake? Mom. Mom, I want to bake. Mom, bake. Bake.” After a long flight last Friday I headed straight towards the kids’ elementary school to volunteer. When I finally arrived home […]

Biscoff {Speculoos} Biscotti for Cold Autumn Days

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The classic seasonings and brown sugar flavors of Biscoff speculoos cookies are baked inside biscotti and begging to be dipped into your favorite seasonal latte. I’m sitting on the counter swinging my bare feet, the floor two feet away. It’s summer, and I’m in shorts, my legs sticking to the counter when I shift my […]

Mulberry Almond Frangipane Tart Contentment

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Deep purple mulberries grace the top of this almond cream frangipane tart. Best served warm with a drizzle of honey, it’s a recipe for contentment wherever you may be. Home. I walked to the baggage carousel last night, and just as I approached there were squeals from their small bodies as they barreled towards me, […]

Red, White, and Blue Strawberry, Blueberry, and Lime Yogurt Pie

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This red, white and blue pie is begging to be served at your Fourth of July barbecue. With layers of sweetened lime yogurt, fresh blueberries, and plenty of the season’s freshest strawberries, it’s a patriotic pie you can’t resist. We pulled into our driveway last night to a sweltering house. After a week in the […]