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DIY: French macarons, it’s worth it

Five years ago the craze was cupcakes. Now it’s French macarons.  And like those crazy cupcakes averaging $3 a pop, a single French macaron can cost you a pretty penny (or tens or hundreds).   Most recently, as I can’t resist taste testing the new macaron in town, I bought 10 to share with my people […]

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Honey Blueberry Clafoutis

A couple weeks ago, the wide world of food celebrated Julia Child’s 100th birthday.  It was hard to miss and even harder to escape. Every food media outlet, blogger and French restaurant this side of the pond was cooking or baking or writing something in the name of Julia.  Oops, I failed to participate in […]

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Homemade ‘Milano’ cookies recipe

Oh, Pepperidge Farm, how you remind us of our grandfathers, our childhood and our serious lack of self control. No, I can never eat just one cookie.  So when I saw a recipe for a homemade version of Milano cookes in a book residing in my sister-in-law’s kitchen, I couldn’t resist. And at this stage […]

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Strawberries ‘n’ cream tarts

Apparently, baking up a nice fruit tart is high-stakes drama.  At least according to Fox’s ‘Masterchef’, a competition of home cooks out to prove themselves before over-the-top chef Gordon Ramsay (word in the industry is he’s actually a nice guy). Irregardless, last night the show’s producers portrayed a tart as an intense, risky, highly sensitive […]

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Edible Flashback: Fluffernutter with a twist

Warning: I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.  Proceed with caution… My college roommate ate Fluffernutters for breakfast.  Remember those ridiculous sandwiches with white bread, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff?  At first, I thought she was nuts (pun entirely intended).  To quote tennis great John McEnroe, “you can’t be serious?!!”.  Oh but […]

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