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Some New Recipes for You

by on November 14, 2010 · 18 comments

coconut cupcake

Desserts from the I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter Holiday Event


Published on November 14, 2010
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Eggnog Cheesecake

by on December 26, 2009 · 24 comments

eggnog cheesecake

Christmas was the perfect day for making eggnog cheesecake, and this recipe was excellent. I liked it because instead of just calling for a cup or so of eggnog, it was actually made with ingredients you’d find in eggnog such as egg yolks, rum, vanilla and fresh nutmeg. After making this, I’d be reluctant to […]


Published on December 26, 2009
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Peppermint Cake Roll

by on December 25, 2009 · 9 comments

peppermint log

I love jelly roll type cakes, but rarely make them. I’m not sure why that is because they’re not that difficult and they accommodate so many variations. You can fill them with anything you want – flavored whipped cream, chocolate mousse, ice cream. Since I had peppermints leftover from the Sunset Peppermint Brownies, I decided […]


Published on December 25, 2009
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Crinkle Cookies with Sambuca or Ouzo

by on December 21, 2009 · 8 comments

sambuca crinkles

Crinkle cookies are pretty, but don’t always live up to my taste expectations. They’re either too sweet, not flavorful enough or lack chocolate. I’d pretty much given up on them until this weekend when Louise turned me on to an old recipe from Gourmet – a crinkle cookie with a kick of Sambuca. I’ve …


Published on December 21, 2009
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Italian Wine Cookies

by on December 21, 2009 · 5 comments


Last week at the Austin food blogger cookie swap, Cecilia Nasti — an avid gardener and producer of KUT’s Growing Concerns radio show, introduced me to “Biscotti di Vino Italiano” aka Italian Wine Cookies. As a lover of all things Italian, I was more than happy to make the acquaintance and pleased to see the […]


Published on December 21, 2009
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Austin Food Blogger Cookie Swap

by on December 14, 2009 · 13 comments


Sunday afternoon Fuzz and I attended the Austin Food Blogger cookie swap. Organized by Addie Broyles of the Statesman and co-hosted by some of Austin’s best food bloggers, the swap took place at a lovely house in Tarrytown with a bright, beautiful kitchen. Of course with 30+ bloggers in attendance, each bringing 6 dozen cookies, […]


Published on December 14, 2009
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Iced Anise Cookies

by on December 8, 2009 · 17 comments


Anise is an ancient spice used throughout the world as a medicine, flavoring, aphrodisiac and even in magic. Drinking anise infused tea was said to increase psychic ability and keeping seeds in your pocket would ward off the evil eye. But mostly, anise  attracts. Hunters use it to lure deer, 16th century mice ate it, […]


Published on December 8, 2009
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Tex Mex Peanut Blossom

by on December 3, 2009 · 15 comments

tex mex peanut blossom

If you like the idea of Peanut Blossoms but want to make something more unusual, here’s a variation. To make a Tex Mex Peanut Blossom, use your favorite Peanut Blossom recipe, but roll the dough balls in cinnamon sugar instead of regular sugar and use caramel filled Hershey’s Kisses instead of a plain milk chocolate Kisses. […]


Published on December 3, 2009