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Rhubarb and Black Pepper Shortbread Bars

  Rhubarb cookies, in bar form, are jammy and luscious and quite sophisticated with a touch of black pepper, which you could leave out. But you shouldn’t!   Rhubarb cookie bars were new to me, because 5 years ago was the first time I tasted rhubarb! Rhubarb was something  that grew in our neighbor’s yard. …

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San Sebastian Burnt Basque Cheesecake, 28th Birthdays and China

This light and fluffy, crustless, Basque cheesecake with an almost burnt top, is said to be a cross between a New York slice and a flan. Coming from Spain, where this San Sebastian cheesecake is famous, it is served with a glass of sherry. Today I’m enjoying this San Sebastian burnt basque cheesecake recipe. If …

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Saffron Herb Rice with Currants and Guilin and Yangshuo

“This saffron herb rice with currants and pomegranate seeds is not only pretty it tastes great too!” 2018 is in full swing and though I’ve been busy you wouldn’t know it from this blog. As I mentioned 2017 did not end on a high note and I was definitely not in holiday mode. Try as …

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Double Chocolate Cookies (My Favorite Earth Shattering Chocolate Cookie)

These double chocolate cookies are earth shatteringly good! This dense, chocolatey cookie is made for all chocolate and cookie lovers. Customized with nuts or various flavored chips, this cookie is hands down my most favorite chocolate, chocolate cookie!   Acapulco was wonderful and warm and Denver is sunny and cold. Life could be worse. I went …

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Apple Cake with Streusel and Caramel Sauce (Passover)

Apple Cake with Streusel and Caramel Sauce begins with a simple matzo meal crust. It is then topped with almost a fresh apple pie filling and then spread with more of the crust batter, sprinkled with streusel and finished with a simply insane caramel sauce. There are a zillion types of apple cake. There are …

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