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Savory Cheese Cookies

When I attend parties, especially in the autumn and winter, I’m always drawn to the fresh from the oven appetizers. You too? Sure, the cheese,

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Cream Puffs and Profiteroles

Cream puffs and eclairs aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when we think of versatile desserts. But in reality they’re wonderful edible containers

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Vanilla Caramel Sauce

This is a very velvety sauce, perfect over ice cream or frozen yogurt, but also lovely as a sauce over pound cake or other freshly

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Pomegranate-Vanilla Molasses

If you make salads, fresh fruit platters, grill fruits, vegetables and meats and/or  make bar drinks, you should have pomegranate molasses as a go-to  “magic

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Cherries with Vanilla Bean

 Courtesy of Alice Medrich, Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts In this book, Alice offers “Fresh Cherries 3 Ways.” I’m providing you with the recipe for one

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Preserved Lemons

Courtesy of Paula Wolfert, from, The Food of Morocco The following is a treatise on how to make preserved lemons from Paula’s magnificent book, which

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Toasted Quinoa Crunch

For all of us who can’t have gluten, here’s a quick-and-easy solution for breadcrumbs to add to casseroles or extra crunch to salads. Thanks a

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Vanilla Simple Syrup

A good simple syrup is the base for sodas, ice cream sodas, fresh “Cows” (your own home version of the Brown Cow), sparkling fruit ades,

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Cashew Cream

If you’re allergic or sensitive to dairy products or are vegan, finding a good alternative to heavy cream can be a challenge.  Enter the humble

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Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is one of those incredibly versatile recipes that can be used in so many ways! If you can keep from eating it by

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