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Macaroons: Martha Stewart vs Anna Olson

Macaroons: Martha Stewart vs Anna Olson…One of the greatest confusions of the world is the difference between macarons and macaroons.  I feel it is my duty to spread goodwill and educate the masses on the crucial difference between the two types of cookies.  My aim is to save anyone from using the wrong hashtag and looking oh so foolish to us cookie aficionados in the know…

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Pear Upside Down Cake

Pear Upside Down Cake…It’s Easter weekend, which in our house means lots of Church, lots of chocolate, lots of family, and lots of silly fun! Though you wouldn’t know it was spring by looking out the window this morning; it’s still a frigid winter wonderland out there…

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Checkerboard Cookie Recipe

Checkerboard cookie recipe…It’s Valentine’s Day, and in our house that means there will be a special baked treat: checkerboard cookies!  For the last few years my husband and I have a deal that in lieu of gifts for each other he cooks a special dinner and I bake a special dessert for us to enjoy together.  It’s become a really nice tradition and we like that we are doing something less commercial than typical…

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Gingerbread Cookies with Pepper

Gingerbread Cookies with Pepper…No Christmas Cookie Exchange is complete without a spicy gingerbread cookie piped with white royal icing. There’s just something about crunching into these cookies and tasting the deep molasses flavours that epitomizes the holiday for me. While you’re baking and decorating have a mug of mulled wine (or virgin eggnog for us breastfeeding moms!) with Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” on the radio and your home will truly be a winter wonderland.