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Lemon-Honey Springerle Cookies for Springtime

Springerle: It’s such a spring-y name for what’s traditionally a winter cookie. But we can still make them in springtime, right? (Spoiler alert: Yes, of course.) Springerle cookies are a type of German biscuit-style cookie that are traditionally embossed with an intricate print. They’re usually made at Christmastime, with Christmas-themed designs. We got inspired by […]

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rhubarb cake

Rhubarb Cake, Three Ways

  Now that we’ve had a chance to talk about rhubarb, let’s look at one of the most delicious things you can do with it: Make a rhubarb cake. One of our favorite cakes ever, of course, is Mom’s rhubarb küchen, which is a German fruit cake. Basically, you make a crust, top it with […]

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Rhubarb 101 and Basic Rhubarb Sauce

What the heck is rhubarb? And how/why/with what does one eat it? You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers, after having spent a childhood practically immersed in rhubarb (OK, not literally). We also just received a beautiful gift of rhubarb from our friends at Melissa’s Produce, so we can’t wait to talk about rhubarb and […]

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apple pumpkin cake

Apple Spice Cake with Pumpkin Frosting

Sometimes your kids have great ideas, without you even realizing. That’s basically the story behind this Apple Spice Cake with Pumpkin Frosting. Long story short: Kid came up with the idea; described it to me; I told him it didn’t sound like it would work; he wanted to make it anyway… it turned out great. […]

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Three layer mint brownies recipe

Three-Layer Mint Brownies Recipe

There’s a time for eating “healthy” foods (most of the time), and then there’s a time for enjoying holiday cookies like these Three Layer Mint Brownies. These brownies are the perfect match of chewy brownie and melt-in-your-mouth minty goodness. You could certainly make them at any time of year but in our house these are […]

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chocolate covered strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Love, and ‘Atypical’ Kids

You’re going to see a lot of chocolate covered strawberries in this post because a) they’re delicious and super-easy to make; and b) they represent the character Sam’s bumbling effort at courtship in the irresistible new show “Atypical” on Netflix. “Atypical” is a coming of age story that follows Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an […]

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