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British-Style Scones

The article in Cook’s Illustrated was titled “Proper British Scones”.  It’s been a couple of decades since I traveled to Great Britain, so I can’t swear to the authenticity of either the article title or the flavor and texture of these scones as compared to the real thing baked in England.  413 more words

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White Chocolate Macadamia Biscotti

Each year, when I’m putting the Christmas baking menu together, I try to choose a treat that takes a little more time, a little more love, to create. 307 more words

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Very Berry Tart

It’s almost time for Labor Day, so it seems appropriate to post the tasty goodness I baked for the 4th of July.  We should all accept I’m going to post these recipes months after I’ve made them… 823 more words

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Triple Chocolate Scones

Back in February (man, I’m really behind on these posts), Hockey Boy and his high school team played their arch rivals at Chicago’s Soldier Field — home of Da Bears, for those who don’t follow football. 632 more words

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Vanilla Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting (Easter Cupcakes)

We’ve been really busy in the Sweets household for the last few months, but things are finally winding down.

Hockey season is essentially over so our weeknights and weekend nights are no longer booked solid with uncomfortable seating on hard plastic bleachers in chilly ice rinks. 521 more words

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Palm Beach Brownies with Chocolate-Covered Mints

According to the old Chicago Tribune article Sweets cut from the paper many years ago, these are the brownies Maida Heatter threw to the audience at the James Beard Awards ceremony.  580 more words

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Kitchen Cupboard Cookies

It’s February and I’m still trying to catch up on blog posts about Christmas baking.


Kitchen cupboard cookies get their name from…

…wait for it… 204 more words

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