Peanut Butter Brownies

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These brownies were a big hit in our house. If you decide to try them, I have a few tips. First, make sure you have marshmallows available, and not rock-hard ones. I tried to use some from a bag that had been opened a couple of months ago, and it was a disaster. Definitely […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

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Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter cookie? During this pandemic I have been doing lots of cooking and lots of reading. I love to borrow e-books from the library, and I have found that lots of cookbooks are available to borrow. This cookie recipe comes from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. Magnolia Bakery is a […]

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Spiced Cocktail Nuts

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I love spiced nuts. Most of the recipes I make tend to be on the sweeter side. This recipe is just the opposite. It’s more savory than sweet, and perfect to serve at a cocktail party, or with hors d’oeuvres before dinner. We had some friends over for dinner the other night and I […]

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Excellent Blondies

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There’s not much to say about these other than I think they’re the best blondies I’ve ever made. Hands down. The combination of the toasted pecans and white chocolate (and lots of vanilla) make these excellent. If you’re a blondie fan, try these. This is now my go-to blondie recipe.Although I think these are […]

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Pear Crisp with Vanilla Brown Butter

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I love a good pear or apple crisp in the winter. Warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it’s fantastic. This crisp has a fantastic topping. My usual toppings have a base of flour, butter, sugar and sometimes oats. This streusel topping is loaded with ground almonds and it’s so delicious! Because […]

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Spiced Candied Almonds

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I love spiced nuts and I find these addictive. They’re great on their own but can also be added to a nice green salad for a sweet and spicy crunch. They also make a great hostess gift. A word of warning, once you start eating these, it’s difficult to stop. I can easily eat a […]

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Veggie Balls

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Although the photo doesn’t do it justice, this is one of my new favorite recipes. Because my husband and I were the only ones in the family to eat these, and the recipe makes a generous quantity, we ate them for several days in a row and I didn’t get sick of them at all. […]

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Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

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This is a basic spiced nuts recipe that you can modify to your heart’s content. You can mix up the spices as well as the kinds of nuts that you use. I didn’t have any walnuts, so I made mine without. I made sure I added extra cashews, pecans and almonds so the total quantity […]

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Chopped Veggie Salad

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Spring is finally in the air in NYC, and this is a perfect salad for the season. It’s full of lots of fresh, raw vegetables. It reminds me a bit of a cole slaw, in chopped form. The original recipe called for 6 slices of bacon, chopped and stirred into the salad. I left that […]

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Pistachio-Crusted Cod Fillets

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If you like fish, this is a very simple dish to make and it’s elegant enough for company. The recipe calls for cod, but any thicker, mild white fish like halibut, for example, should do. I love this recipe because you can make the topping in advance. You can even spread the mustard and the […]

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