Meyer Lemon and Cranberry Buckle (recipe)

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a buckle is a one layer cake, very moist, with aΒ streuselΒ topping that buckles as it cooks. Recently they featured a glossary of fruit desserts, along with several recipes. I snipped the article, intending to bake a buckle, waiting for the right time. Well, that time came! Someone at work

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Hot Chocolate Snowball Cookies (recipe)

Last week, while visiting Penzey’s, I picked up a fun recipe for Hot Chocolate Snowball Cookies, a variation on the Nutty Nuggets/Mexican Wedding Cake/Russian Tea Cake Cookie that is popular this time of year. The cookies were easy to make, and the whole family enjoys the addition to our holiday treat plate. Hot Chocolate Snowball

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Dehydrated Persimmons: Pretty holiday snack (recipe)

Last week our piano teacher hosted a holiday salon, which is sort of like a piano recital for adults. Instead of playing in a large performance hall, we play in her living room. In December, we always have a little reception after, with wine and nibbles. A fellow pianist, Ida, brought along dried Hachiya persimmons.

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Mincemeat Cookies from Becky (recipe)

Becky had a unique opportunity this year – a local radio station, KGO, asked listeners to nominate their favorite cookies with a story and have the opportunity to participate on-air in the annual cookie contest. She was psyched, having found a wonderful recipe perfect for sharing. Then last week, the night before she was scheduled

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Cookie Thursday: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling

A little late this week, as it is already Friday, but I wanted to make sure to honor Cookie Thursday and the tradition of baking with for my kids. Part of the delay was because I needed to roast the pumpkin before mixing the cookie batter. The other reason is that I have been so

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