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Cocoa Mint Crisps from The Complete Cookie

When I want a good cookie, I make it. Packaged cookies in the store can be okay, but they are often hard, rock hard. They have to be to survive a truck journey of hundreds of miles from factory — not bakery — to your store shelves. If those cookies were delicate, you’d end up…

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Zucchini, Labneh and Thyme Tart from Fermented by Charlotte Pike

Some good things can be easily made, very easily. Take labneh, often referred to as Lebanese cream cheese. Just take yogurt, put it in a cheese cloth, tie up the cloth and suspend over a bowl. When the liquid has stopped draining, you have labneh. It’s a kitchen staple, not just in Lebanon, but across…

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Smoky Garlic Monkey Bubble Bread from The Kitchen Shelf by Eve O’Sullivan and Rosie Reynolds

I recently posted a review of The Kitchen Shelf, a new and clever book for “us.” Many of us have not attended culinary school, have very busy lives, and need some assistance in the kitchen. What should we buy to stock our kitchen? What can we cook that is quick and easy yet delicious? How…

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Butter Crumb Coffee Cake from Carole Walter

If it is Sunday morning, and we need coffee cake, there is just one place to go: Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More by Carole Walter. This is THE definitive guide to get you through Sunday. Or Monday, or any day where breakfast needs to be better. Carole is a perfectionist. You can…

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