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Instant Pot Cheesecake with Mango Compote

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  Like everyone else, I’ve fallen madly in love with my Instant Pot. How could I not? I now have the ability to magically cook dried beans in a flash and don’t have to soak my steel-cut oats overnight. While … Continue reading

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Almond Ricotta Mini Cheesecakes with Lemon Curd

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We were supposed to have a dinner party this weekend – it was Italian-themed with homemade pasta and lots of wine and bread and maybe a vegetable or two tucked in for good measure. There’s some epic-for-Seattle epic weather happening here … Continue reading

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Soft and Chewy Pretzel Rolls

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Back when I lived in New York, one of my favorite breakfasts came from a street cart or bodega with a grill: egg and cheese on a roll (the classic version of this sandwich comes with bacon, but as a … Continue reading

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Klobasniky

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  Have you ever tasted the wonderful pastry called Kolache?  They are made of a tender dough that is dolloped with sweet poppy seed paste or various fruits or cream cheese and baked into a golden mound.  I first discovered … Continue reading

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Stuffed Rolls with Potato, Kale and Mushrooms

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Do you ever eat foods where you think, “Oh good lord, *everything* I love is in this one bite?” And when this happens, it feels like the ultimate win, right? This is exactly how I feel about these Stuffed Rolls … Continue reading

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Oat Flour Rolls

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It’s a New Year! Aye. Aye. Aye – 2019, really? We’ll be in a whole new decade next year, how did that happen?  What’s exciting about thinking ahead to 2020 is that this blog will have been in existence for … Continue reading

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Parmesan Crisps

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I just can’t cookie anymore! If I eat one more rum ball, spritz cookie or sugar cookie… Need I say more?! I normally try to maintain a little bit of self control during the holidays but this season I didn’t.  … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Many months ago, a work colleague told me that he had found the best cookie he’d ever eaten; a thin, slightly chewy, crisply sugar-crusted peanut butter chocolate chip treat. They came from a coffee shop near his house, and one … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cookies

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As you know from previous posts, I love to tinker with recipes.  You might wonder how I could tinker with quite possibly the most foolproof of all cookies, the sugar cookie!  In a quest to bake the ultimate super soft … Continue reading

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Apple Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cinnamon Frosting

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I was all set to make an apple strudel this week; and in fact, I did make an apple strudel this week. I was particularly excited, because after months of watching my new favorite show, I felt utterly prepared to … Continue reading

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