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While we wind up (or down) our vacation, I’m pleased to bring you one last guest post, a little gem from Culinerapy’s Sara Reddy Coyne. This California girl has a knack for sweet depth in the kitchen, her writing like a comfortably noisy screen door, nearly always leading to something good. I’m glad she stepped [...]

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The Simmer planning committee – that’s me – is on a special-project work break, so please enjoy these posts from the past, especially if they’re new to you. My apologies for the old words, but thanks so much for coming by – back with fresh ones soon! This post originated in a steamy July kitchen, [...]

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The Gingerbread Jinx

Let’s start by noting that a) I celebrate Hanukkah, and b) I have a hard time saying “no.”  In the baking world, these facts gave me star power every holiday season – I could work late, I could say yes, and most shamefully, I was dying to play Christmas elf.  Could I wrap all the [...]

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Mandelbread, the Prequel

In my ode to crunchy, comforting mandelbread the other day, I mentioned that it was the first cookie I’d ever baked, courtesy of cousin Dana’s card. Thanks to the magic of the interwebs, my cousin Robin quickly clocked in and asked “…but where’s Dana’s recipe?” And here it is. The red marker, what’s cookin’, that [...]

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Mandelbread – or mandelbrodt, literally, almond bread – was my first solo cookie. Eight years old and alone with cousin Dana’s 3 x 5 card, the mess should have meant disaster. But they came out well, happy and fragrant, a miracle. I kept baking. Mandelbread are the Jewish biscotti – maybe a little sweeter, crisp [...]

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