Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

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Halloween is over and I barely remember it. I didn’t get to go trick or treating, I didn’t get to dress in that “sexy manatee” costume I had planned, and I didn’t eat nearly as many pumpkin-flavored goods as I wanted to. October was a bust and I want a do-over. Fortunately we still have…

TWD: When Is A Scone Not A Scone?

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Joining “Why Is A Raven Like A Writing Desk?” in the annals of head-scratching riddles, I present you with this week’s installment: “When Is A Scone Not A Scone?” How about…when you give the scone some friends? Like whipped cream, and macerated berries, and, yes, let’s throw in some pretty flowered plates. Because a good…

Last-Minute Berry Trifle

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Happy Fourth of July! I went for a run this morning in the mountains near my house and spent the time thinking about how blessed I feel to live in such a beautiful land. Even when the trail is full of annoying mountain bikers. Even when I kept slipping off the rocks and getting soaked…

TWD: Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Cookies Go Whoopie

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Before we get into any fights and things get awkward around here, let me preface this by saying: there is nothing wrong with a cake cookie per se. Sometimes you might be craving a fluffy, soft dessert, and instead of hassling with cupcake pans and liners, you go with a cakey cookie instead. I get…

TWD: Date Nut Loaf

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Why yes, don’t mind if I do. Dates are one of those foods that I was convinced I hated, probably because of their visual association with prunes–oh, I’m sorry, dried plums. Yeah, good luck with that rebranding, prune industry. Anyhow, I was certain that they were sticky and gooey and gross and I didn’t like…

TWD: Chocolate Biscotti

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I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and first moved down to southern California to go to college. I was adamant that northern California (or “NorCal,” for the obnoxious) was the superior side of the state, and I would never devolve into a southern California beach bum who wore cutoffs everywhere, read Us…

TWD: Caramel Pot de Creme

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TWD stands for Thursdays with Dorie, right? I have been doing way too much blogging for money and not enough blogging for myself lately, which: a)first world problems, anyone? and b) shut up, me. But it is disappointing and frustrating to have to put my favorite hobby on hold. I can’t even remember the last…

TWD: Oatmeal Nutmeg Scones

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Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I am pleased to present a very special Poetry Edition of Tuesdays with Dorie. *polite applause* There once was a food called a scone With oatmeal and nutmeg alone In looks it was simple Bumps, crags, and a-dimpled But the taste could make a man moan!

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