Lemon Meltaways

Lemon Meltaways

Lemon meltaways are a tender cookie made from a shortbread base. They’re coated in powdered sugar, crumble easily, and are designed, as the name suggests, to melt in your mouth. Lemon meltaways can be sweet or tart– this version stays on the sweet side, getting its lemon flavor from zest, and just a teaspoonful of […]

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Classic Shortbread Cookies

Classic Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies are a favorite of mine because they are so simple to make. Classic shortbread recipes contain only three ingredients– butter, sugar, and flour. Of course, the variations are endless. You can swap the white sugar out for powdered sugar, for a finer crumb. This seems to be the standard in most modern shortbread […]

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Simple Frosted Cocoa Brownies

Simple Frosted Cocoa Brownies

  The solstice and the 4th of July are the two big days that mark the beginning of summer. Now we are in the thick of it. Expect barbecues, picnics, and day trips to the beach. Pool parties if you’re lucky.  These brownies are easy to pull together and they’re great for events. Take them […]

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Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

    It’s the tail end of winter and the lemons are everywhere. I live in an adorable neighborhood where people fill their yards with fruit trees, flowers, and crazy-looking succulents. One house a block and a half down from me has a lemon tree out front, brimming with fruit every year in late winter. Right […]

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Mini Blueberry Cream Scones

Mini Blueberry Cream Scones

  Hello August. Hello birthday. Hello to the last lazy afternoons and plane rides. Hello golden afternoons and ever-so-slightly-earlier sunsets.  To be perfectly honest, this new month snuck up on me.  Here I was thinking that summer was just beginning– I had finally learned to take advantage of my weekends and enjoy the season. I learned […]

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Restaurant-Style Thin Crust Pizza

Restaurant Style Thin Crust Pizza

  Just about anyone will tell you that you can make perfectly good pizza at home. Go to the store, pick up some pizza dough, roll it out into a big circle, throw on some toppings. Then stick it in the oven for, Oh, I don’t know, 30-45 minutes at 375 degrees? But those of […]

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Banana Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake

  This recipe feels strange and out-of-place on my blog in the middle of summer. This recipe does not feel summery at all. It feels like something you bake up in October, when the air turns crisp. Or in December, for an office holiday party. Or maybe in late February, with the first snow melts.   […]

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