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Cinnamon Sugar Roll Cookies

    Fans of this blog know that I have a favorite cookie: the Maxine, a refrigerator cookie with a chocolate-nut center wrapped in a dough, sliced and baked. I’ve made it for Christmas for over 30 years. Suzen and I no longer have a tree every year, but we do have this cookie. Here…

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Herbed Meat Kebabs from Balaboosta

Yesterday I posted a recipe for tzatziki, that cucumber and sour cream side that mates blissfully with protein. Here’s a matching Middle Eastern treat: meat kebabs filled with both meat and spices. The meat flavor is not lost amidst all these ingredients, but there surely is a spice assault on your mouth. The Middle Eastern…

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Cinnamon Sugar Crumb Topping from Michele Stuart

I don’t remember when I first had a Cinnamon Sugar Crumb Topping. Maybe a neighborhood bakery there in North Portland. Maybe I my mom was killing a box of Bisquick. I know every other Friday in grade school we had a crumb cake for dessert with that signature spice-and-sugar topping with a crunch. At the…

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Trio of Nut and Beans with Cinnamon Pecans from Lunch by Gale Gand

It is spring, I don’t have to worry about the roads being plowed, who to call when I slide off the road, and we can all stop monitoring our thermostats. It’s time to relax and to be social. Most weekends Suzen and I have the luxury of either entertaining at our home or visiting friends.…

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