On the 3rd Day of Christmas: Carmelitas

December 12, 2011
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Yes, I’ve posted these before.  Yes, they are still some of the best cookies I’ve ever had.  If you give someone these for Christmas, they will forever be indebted to you. Carmelitas 32 caramel squares, unwrapped1/2 cup heavy cream3/4 cup

The Tale of the Carmelitas

October 10, 2010
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We live in a big-but-not-huge town. We have a P.F. Chang’s and a Pottery Barn and two malls and two full-price movie theaters. But we don’t have a Williams-Sonoma. Instead, we have a few delightful, locally-owned kitchen stores. One of

Thanksgiving Round-Up

November 21, 2012
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Just in case you’re still hammering out the details of your Thanksgiving menu, here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving-appropriate dishes. Yes, the list is a little heavy on the pies, but isn’t that how Thanksgiving should be? Sides Roasted

Holiday Treats to Share

December 8, 2010
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Giving gifts to friends and neighbors is such a fun part of the Holiday season. Growing up, we always delivered plates of cookies, and I still plan on doing that this year when we spend Christmas with my parents.  Since