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Snickerdoodle Cookies

One of my favorite movie quotes comes from (I shudder to admit) “27 Dresses.” The main character, a cynical wedding reporter, said: “Love is patient, love is kind, love is slowly losing your mind.” That got a big laugh out … Continue reading

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My Go-To Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This has been my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe since pretty much forever. It all started seven years ago. I’d just moved back from France and I was missing the pastries there. However, I realized the one advantage America has … Continue reading

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Swiss Pear Tart with Edelbrand Plum Brandy

A couple months ago, I went to Marthasville, MO, to visit Edelbrand Pure Distilling. The business, which is owned by Lynn DeLean-Weber, Martin Weber, and their daughter Tess DeLean, makes vinars, or Swiss brandy. “Vinars” is word in Romansh, or … 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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Pumpkin Bread

Every Fall when I was little, my mom would make pumpkin bread. Some years she would get bored and “experiment” by adding chocolate chips or nuts, or by sprinkling a hearty helping of sugar and cinnamon on top of the … Continue reading

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Happy Blog-iversary!

It’s hard to believe that one year ago, I was creating my first blog post. So much has happened since then…Finishing my first job, applying to grad school, moving to Chicago, going to Israel- really, 2012 was a year full … Continue reading

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Baha’i Temple, and the Best Challah French Toast…Ever

Last week, I visited the Baha’i Temple in Wilmette, Illinois. Wilmette is a suburb just to the north of Evanston with gigantic, statuesque houses, beautiful tree-lined streets, and one of the most architecturally stunning buildings I have ever seen.  The … Continue reading

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