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Maple Spice Cookies from Ken Haedrich

“Delicious,” Suzen said. Coming from my wife, on a scale of 1 to 10, that’s an 11. To my shock, she reached for another. Now we are up to a 12, an appropriate number actually for baked goods. You see, Suzen does not like cookies. At all. If we sat down with a plate of…

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Crunchy Candied Pecan Brownies

Love pecans? Relish brownies? Time to double down. Author Connie Weis has just the solution for you in her new and modestly decadent book Extreme Brownies. There are fifty saliva-inspiring recipes in this book. This one caught my eye because I do love my pecans and I adore candied pecans. The thought of marrying candied pecans…

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Tipsy Cornmeal Cake

Soft, delicate, subtle. Not this cake. If you want a cake with “texture” and “flavor” that bites you back, resists your bite, then here is a recipe for you. And, it’s one to absorb any leftover berries you might find before fall freezes us all. The cake uses equal amounts of cornmeal and all-purpose flour.…

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Broccoli, Snow Peas, Green Beans and Bok Choy with Asian Spices

Incentive. You sometimes need incentive to get people to eat their veggies. We often resort to sweetness: carrots sautéed in sugar and orange juice. [Don’t be righteous, it’s good.] But it would be better if this culinary bribery could be accomplished on a more healthy note. Surprise, the surprise of Asian spices, is the fashion…

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