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Classic Deli-Style Black and White Cookies

Feeling nostalgic? Us too. On a rainy late-winter day, there’s nothing like the comfort of baking cookies…cookies that you’ve known since you were a kid. These classic oversized black and white cookies – found in just about every New York deli – fit the bill with a light, cakey body and creamy frosting on top. […]

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Super Bowl Snackadium with IPad

When the Super Bowl (or heck, any big game) rolls around, what better way to feed your hungry crowd than with a custom snackadium? A snackadium, or snack stadium, is a concept that’s picked up a lot of momentum in the past few years, thanks to the growth of Pinterest and how-to videos. At this […]

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California Orange Olive Oil Cake

Can we call these the “dog days” of winter? It’s a little dreary outside and the cold has been dragging on for just a little bit too long. Right about now we need just a little spritz of something bright and cheery. Enter the orange: winter’s cheeriest ball of sunshine, becoming ripe and sweet just […]

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Persimmon Roses

If you’re still enjoying fall, and you’re not quite ready for all things red and green, persimmons are the fruit for you. These firm, sweet, bright orange fruits taste like a combination of pears and plums – and there’s no pit or core to remove (just the leaf-like cap). The persimmons you’ll probably find in […]

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Kid-Made Fig Bars

One of our kids has become obsessed with fig bars, and he’s been carrying one to school every day for snack. After several weeks of bringing in pre-packaged, store-bought fig bars – and after seeing fresh figs at the farmers’ market – he decided that we should make our own. So we looked up a […]

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Old-Fashioned Apple Cake

A crisp fall day practically begs for an old-fashioned apple cake, and have we got a good one for you! This apple cake recipe comes by way of Rachel Hollis of The Chic Site, and her new cookbook “Upscale Downhome.” The recipe is called “Grandma Neeley’s Apple Cake,” but the truth is, it could be […]

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