Heavenly Almond Brownies

I’ve been a terrible blogger.  I haven’t posted a signal thing for over a month now, since St. Patrick’s day. I have loads of perfectly valid reasons, but will not get into them and rather offer an olive branch.  When it comes to peace offerings, I’ve learned from the best (that is to say, Better Half)
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St. Patrick’s Drunk Bundt Cake

It has been ages since I baked for the sake of baking and not just to fulfill our bare necessities. Between tests, papers, students, kids and ski trips, all I had manage to bake was our weekly two loaves of nutty Whole Wheat Sourdough bread and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chips Muffins. Between you, invisible
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Chinese Five-Spice Scones

If I had to re-name these Chinese Five-Spice Scones I would probably label them as Looks Can Be Deceiving scones.  They don’t look like much.  At all.  In fact, I’ve never been so unhappy with pictures of baked goods of mine before – they are absolutely not attractive.  I would have never picked them up in a
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Whipped Shortbread

Every year on Hanukkah, my sister hosts all of us for a candle lighting gathering. The menu hasn’t changed for years: the appetizers consist of a hearty soup, salads, pizza for the kids (and some of the adults), interesting breads and the likes.  And for the main course, coffee and cakes. Each of us bakes one
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Whole Wheat Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffins

I was in dire need for baking something simple at the end of this hectic week.  Something with just a few ingredients, 2-3 bowls, no mixer. My fellow bakers from Baked Sunday Mornings were busy baking a Brown Butter Apple Cranberry Galette, but I managed, in an atypical move, to convince myself not to join them on that
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