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Striped Halloween Shortbread Cookies

In honor of Halloween, I decided to do some holiday baking this weekend.  Multi-colored shortbread cookies really lend themselves to holiday baking because they pack a visual punch, are easier to make than they look, and are a flexible base … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Blueberry Rolls

Every now and then, I get a hankering for some cinnamon raisin bread.  However, the part I like the most is the cinnamon swirls.  The raisins are pretty “meh.”  Of course, when you bake it at home instead of getting … Continue reading

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The Secret to a Great Fruit Tart is Chocolate

The nice thing about fruit tarts is that they seem really impressive, but they can actually be made quite simply.  I’ve experimented a lot with crusts and I’m going to share the crust I like the best. Crust 1 cup … Continue reading

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What is Rouladen?

My family’s roots are primarily German, and my grandparents/great-grandparents immigrated to the U.S. during a time when coming to America meant leaving the culture of your native country behind.  They came to the U.S. and went to a part of … Continue reading

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Twisted Polymer Beads

A couple of years ago, I was playing around with bead shapes and, as an experiment, flattened a bead and twisted it.  Immediately, I was in love.  With a little bit of careful manipulation, I could create beads that had … Continue reading

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