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holiday baking ideas (part 2) + cute printable gift tags!

This year I took the slow boat towards Christmas and only started really thinking about holiday baking and decorating this past weekend. Friday night we put up our shiny little tinsel tree, drank a few amaretto sours and basked in…

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blackberry & peach shortbread bars

Blackberry and peaches have a short life span. They appear in local markets and entangled in bushes wanting to be seen, heard and tasted and then just before you’ve had your fill, they seem to vanish. I have a tendency…

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the best vegan oatmeal fruit & nut cookies

  Who would have thunk it that Cher from Clueless, who already had a pretty sweet life – like totally kissing on cutie Paul Rudd – could bake up a mighty mean cookie. Okay, so it’s the actress Alicia Silverstone…

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in the eye of the beholder: butterscotch confetti squares

Warning: you are either going to love these or hate these. I mean, just look at that tin of fluffy pastel confectionary! It’s definitely a bit frightening but beautiful, in that retro kitchy way. I wish I could tell you…

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serious spice: vegan garam masala cookies

If you were to do a search on my blog for garam masala you’d find the usual suspects. A pot of┬álentils and apples might be involved. Maybe you’d stumble over┬áchickpeas and tomatoes or tofu with squash. Cauliflower and coconut milk?…

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cranberry lemon squares

Last week I wanted to bake something for my friend’s 40th birthday. I didn’t want to go the chocolate route since I knew she’d probably get a ton of chocolates as gifts. She, like me, loves the sour so I…

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bittersweet chocolate cookies

If you’re wondering how a cookie mostly composed mostly of chocolate would turn out, have no fear because this cookie is pretty much perfect. It is made up mostly of bittersweet chocolate and I’d be sure to use up your…

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cranberry rum shortbread cookies

I know, I know…you probably don’t want to look another cookie in the mouth for at least another little while. Maybe you’ve been spending your mornings gobbling crispy candy cane bark and stuffing your cheeks with spicy-sweet pretzels & nuts…

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