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Martha Stewart has been serving me well with my new-found love for baking, so when two of my good friends’ birthdays were coming up, I wanted to put her recipe for chocolate-glazed pumpkin cookies to use. Birthdays or not, I probably would’ve made these for any reason. But glad the birthday boy and girl enjoyed [...]

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I have to admit: I’m pretty proud of myself for sticking to my resolution to bake more. Potlucks, birthdays and the desire to hibernate and eat comfort food this season have all been a good motivator for experimenting with new treats. For a potluck last week, I chose to make dessert and recreated these lava [...]

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My favorite thing about Thanksgiving isn’t the turkey or the side dishes but the pumpkin pie. So obviously I was going to take charge of it for the Thanksgiving potluck I had with my friends. But to satisfy my friends who weren’t gourd lovers, I decided to make a blueberry pie, too. I wanted to [...]

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You may think a Thanksgiving meal in New York City without your family would mean store-bought everything, or worse, take-out, but this year, I spent my turkey day in my home away from home (NYC) with my second family (my close college friends). And I’ve got to say, we crafted quite the traditional Thanksgiving spread—and [...]

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These delicious treats, made of chocolate chips, chai and ground oatmeal is a powerful trifecta of my favorite ingredients come together. It’s a really easy recipe, especially since I plucked the chai right out of the tea bags I had at home, just as the author of the recipe had done. I’m still trying to [...]

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For a lavender-themed birthday gift, I chose to make honey lavender cookies that are oh-so-rich (shortbread = butter) but oh so fragrant while making. What you need: 2 cups all-purpose flour ¾ tsp salt ½ tsp baking powder 1 tbsp dried or fresh lavender 6 oz. unsalted butter, softened 2 tbs honey ½ cup confectioners’ sugar [...]