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Russian Tea Cakes

Whenever I think about holiday baking, Russian Tea Cakes (aka Mexican Wedding Cookies) are at the forefront of my mind. What’s not to love about

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Jam Cakes

Jam Cakes are a quick, cheerful, dessert with ingredients that you’re bound to have, unless you  haven’t been to the store in weeks. The recipe

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Molten Chocolate Cakes

  These cakes are my latest downfall.  I discovered that you don’t have to use them right away to enjoy the smooth exterior and melted

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Key Lime – Vanilla Pie

My recent trip to Costa Rica was fortuitous in several respects, not the least of which was that one of my favorite tropical fruits was

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What is vanilla paste?

We’ll tell you, plus share with you our favorite vanilla paste recipes! In 1967 I saw my first vanilla bean. I was already 24 years old.

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Sikarni Recipe

Sikarni

  This recipe comes via Janet Sawyer, who got the recipe from Lalu Mahato, head chef at Nepal’s Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, which was opened

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Hot Vanilla!

Trouble sleeping? Overstressed? Feeling Chilled? You don’t want tea or coffee because of the caffeine and the alkaloids in hot chocolate will wire you. Instead, make

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Delicate Chocolate Truffles

This is the ideal recipe for extreme milk chocolate truffles or borderline semisweet chocolate.  By extreme milk chocolate, I mean chocolate that has a minimum

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