Pistachios

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

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Valentine’s Day may be long gone, but you will have to pry my heart-shaped cookie cutter from my cold, dead hands.* We’re talking shortbread cookies today, and I’m convinced that shortbread tastes best when cut into twee heart shapes, dipped in chocolate, and sprinkled with colorful accents. Don’t ask why, and don’t even think about…

Birthday Present Mini Cakes [Happy Birthday SugarHero!]

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I can’t believe I’m saying this, but my baby is turning two! Well, not my real, human-type baby. He’s only one and a half. But my other baby, my blog baby, the baby that you drool over and comment on and are reading right now? That baby is two years old this month. Happy birthday,…

Pistachio Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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If ever there was a week for big ole cookies, it would be this week. These are “Heck yes, the weekend is coming!” cookies. These are also “I spent the last 48 hours fighting with my computer and my web host and now I want to swan dive into a giant pile of cookies and…

Pear Pistachio Tart with Rosemary Crust

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Operation Aaaahhhh Get These Pears Out Of My House! continues. (The name is a work in progress.) My first assault against the giant box of pears involved Pear Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream, and while it was a moderate success, many, many pears remained. Today’s solution? A pear pistachio tart. When you look at the list…

Pistachio Cake with Blackberry Sauce

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So, St. Patrick’s Day happened, huh? I didn’t get a chance to mark the occasion on the blog because I was busy celebrating glorious, glorious pie. I have no regrets, but lest you think I’m some heathen who walked around shunning green and stomping on rainbows and punching leprechauns, rest assured that we did fete…

Chocolate-Pistachio Sandwich Cookies

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Is it weird that I’m super into pistachios? Pistachios are not trendy. They are not “having a moment.” They are not on anyone’s pop culture radar. Bacon? Bacon is still the foodie’s darling. Salted caramel is still going strong. Macarons are the new cupcake, and cupcakes are the old cupcake, which is to say: still…

Raspberry-Pistachio Turkish Delight

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Can you guess what our family’s costume theme was for Halloween this year? Yes, we were The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. And you’d better believe that the wardrobe was fully functional and opened to reveal a beautiful view of Narnia. “Hi, my name is Elizabeth and I am ridiculous. And also obsessive. And…

Pistachio-Rose Tarts

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Pistachio is a flavor I’ve come to appreciate only recently, now that I’m an adult. When I was younger, I knew pistachio as simply “that ice cream flavor that looks like mint chip but– annoyingly, emphatically– is NOT mint chip.” (Seriously, why do they do that? It’s cruel.) However, now that my tastebuds are all…

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