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pistachio cherry cookies

Fresh cherries in a cookie??! I had to be careful, because of the juice in the cherries . If they are very juicy, you may want to drain them somewhat, or toss them in flour. 295 more words

Baked Goods

Mini Gingerbread Houses for Fortnum & Mason's Ice Cream Parlour

The bakery was filled with the delicious aroma of Christmas spice this week as we were making gingerbread houses for these amazing gingerbread sundaes served at The Parlour at Fortnum & Mason. 274 more words

Christmas Cookies

Crafts and Treats

It occurs to me, dear pond readers, that I never did a big blog post about my holiday crafts and treats from Christmas or my 2015 reading thoughts. 267 more words


lemon crinkles

I made these for the first time this Christmas and they’re a lovely little cookie. The lemon flavor isn’t as in your face as with, say, a lemon meringue pie. 203 more words


Christmas Biscotti

from Carmen …

I love biscotti.  You feel fancy when you have it on hand to offer to visitors who drop in for coffee, but it’s also such a treat just to have for yourself. 36 more words

In Praise of Vanilla

Vanilla has gotten a bad name. It has become a synonym for blandness, for a lack of originality, an insipid mediocrity.  In a world of seemingly infinite flavors–vanilla is viewed as the simplest, the plainest, the least interesting. 266 more words