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Ode to St. Paddy: Bailey’s Irish Cream macarons

The Edible Times husband has been begging me all week for St. Patrick’s Day-themed macarons.    He presented this as a new and ingenious idea, and seems to have forgot I crafted such a treat for him last year for this raucous-inducing holiday.   However, I must apologize, because I did not share the particulars of turning […]

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Chocolate shortbread cookies with cocoa nibs

My mouth is watering already, and I haven’t even started baking yet.  This is what the thought of chocolate and cocoa nibs and shortbread will do to you, especially if you’ve enjoyed all three in the form of a cookie.   It’s quite simple to get addicted.  As usual, I can help you with that. Craft […]

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Fat Tuesday: Beignets & Cafe au lait

This time of year, when Mardi Gras is in full swing and Fat Tuesday upon us,  I long for all things Creole, Cajun and well, downright bad for me like king cakes and hurricanes.   Beignets are the easiest of the Creole treats to craft – simply yeast-leavened fried dough. This particular beignet recipe can be prepared ahead […]

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Edible Discovery: Chocolate-covered cookie butter

A few weeks ago I started spooning and rolling cookie butter and chilling the balls for chocolate dipping. I thought it would prove to be a pretty tasty and easy to craft treat. Then our moving day came out of nowhere, and oops, the project got left behind… Good thing we moved to Southern California, […]

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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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