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Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrots always remind me of springtime (Easter Bunny!) and our beautiful family dog Meera, who left a lasting impression on everyone during her lifetime. Meera was a German Shepherd with so much intelligence, affection and character. She also had a pretty sophisticated palate! Meera loved the

Individual Raspberry Chocolate Cake

The thought process in developing a recipe is rather convoluted- at least for me anyway. A trip to Le Pain Quotidien, where my husband bought some rice pudding in these mini Weck jars was the real instigator. These 7 ounce jars where so adorable and the perfect size for an after dinner treat, that

Peanut Brittle

As kids my brother and I played a lot of tennis. Actually, we played more than a lot. Our lives  pretty much revolved around tennis and school. Our weekdays involved after long school practice sessions, while almost every weekend my parents drove us to various tennis tournaments. As we

Walnut Baklava with Lemon Honey Syrup

I have been making baklava once a year for the last 25 years or so. I am not allowed to make it more often unless it involves shipping it off to friends and family! It’s highly addictive to eat and deceptively simple to make. With a few basic rules on how to handle phyllo dough, baklava can

Coconut Cardamom Pumpkin Cookies

I always buy pumpkin purée this time of year, even if I have no definite plans on what to make with it.  It’s available in abundance at the store and if you have a pumpkin addict at home, it’s important to stock up. Last year I made pumpkin-cardamom cheesecake.  This year I wanted to

Fresh Fig Cake

We bought our house about 10 years ago from the sweetest little old lady. Dorothy, somehow an apt name for her, had raised many kids in this little cape cod home. She was now a widow and ready to move on to a retirement home. When we went to look at the house, she gave us chocolate chip

Almond Squares (vegan)

I realized as I was making these  Almond Squares , or “Badam Burfi” as they are known in India, that I really didn’t know much about almonds. They taste great and come packaged nicely in the store and I completely take them for granted. Do they grow on trees, do they have hard

Baked Brownie Pudding

One of my favorite books when I was little was the Better Homes & Gardens Dessert Cookbook. We had a tattered circa 1967 edition that was the source of many of the cakes my mom made for our birthdays over the years. I used to love to experiment with the recipes as well, much to my mom’s

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man (woman or child) in possession of a sweet tooth must be in want of a chocolate chip cookie.” If Jane Austen had tried a chocolate chip cookie, she might have used this as the opening to Pride and Prejudice instead of her famous

Chocolate-Hazelnut Tart

Is there a more classic dessert combination than chocolate and hazelnuts? I can still remember the special fragrance of the chocolate-hazelnut gelato in Florence, Italy. For a few months now I have been stocking up on hazelnuts and high quality chocolate to make a dessert. I was not sure what I