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Chocolate Sea Salt Rugelach

I spent most of December traveling with a few baking projects scattered in toward the end of the month. I meant to make rugelach around Hanukkah, but I put it off until after the new year. I’m kind of glad … Continue reading

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Dimanche (That Means Sunday)

Welcome to this edition of Dimanche (That Means Sunday), a roundup of things that caught my eye this past week. This week was a little hectic with holiday parties and plans. I had a great time getting tea and pastries … Continue reading

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Ginger Molasses Cookies

Every year around the beginning of December, I start craving ginger molasses cookies. Honestly, I crave them year-round but it gets worse when the temperatures drop and I want something sweet, warm, and reassuring. I made the cookies last year … Continue reading

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Rugelach

Rugelach is by far the most popular Hanukkah cookie. The last time I had one was in June in Montréal, but that was more because I passed a Jewish bakery and I couldn’t *not* get one. Fast forward six months … Continue reading

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Latkes

Every time I make latkes for Hanukkah, I have a Proustian experience. It starts when I grate the potatoes and onions but it really gets going once I drop lumps of batter into the hot canola oil. The smell of … Continue reading

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Overnight Bourbon Vanilla French Toast

I wanted to make breakfast for my mom and sister Christmas morning and the first thing that came to mind was overnight French toast. I usually have French toast on Christmas. A couple years ago, I stayed over at my … Continue reading

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Dimanche (That Means Sunday)

Welcome to this edition of Dimanche (That Means Sunday), a weekly roundup of things that caught my eye this past week. I guess all my wishing paid off because it finally snowed in St. Louis. I knew it snowed before … Continue reading

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Ginger Molasses Cookies

My favorite kind of cookie is sea salt chocolate chip, but at this time of year, it falls in the power rankings and takes second place behind ginger molasses cookies. There’s something so reassuring about ginger molasses cookies. Maybe it’s … Continue reading

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Fleur de Sel Brownies

I made these fleur de sel brownies for a work holiday party baking competition, but if I’m going to be honest, I made them for myself. I’ve been craving gooey, fudge, rich chocolate brownies for weeks. I guess I could … Continue reading

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Blueberry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is an under-appreciated French dessert, in my humble opinion. Maybe it’s appreciated more in France but in America, it doesn’t always get the face time it deserves. People are distracted by more popular French pastries like macarons and croissants. … Continue reading

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