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Five Mini Desserts for a Sweet Little Treat

Posted April 18, 2016

I have yet to master the art of keeping fresh produce in a household of one. Thankfully, there is always baking to the rescue. One particular afternoon, a bowl of shiny, red apples stared at me from the kitchen table, begging to be eaten before…

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No Recipe for Dulce de Leche Candy, Yet

Posted May 1, 2014

I watched her move in the kitchen, with a frenetic pace that I’m sure, if bottled, could power the universe. “This candy is so fussy,” she said. “One minute, it’s cooking and the next moment, it’s just a mess.” She…

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Food Gift Love: Spiced Pear Vodka

Posted February 6, 2014

Food gifts do not stop after the holidays. This vodka is something you could give me anytime of year: to celebrate the first snow fall, to celebrate when the Polar Vortex finally disappears for good, or to just celebrate our…

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Handmade Gifts: Blood Orange Caramels

Posted December 5, 2013

I’ve got to tell you, my first encounter with blood orange juice was during college, with it mixed in a pitcher of vodka. Heck, if a juice could make an $8.00 bottle of vodka taste good, then I’m guessing the…

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Food Gift: Basilcello

Posted December 2, 2013

I remember my initial sip of homemade Limoncello. It was my very first small batch infusion, and after 40 days of marinating, the cordial’s big reveal was at a backyard picnic with all my European friends. I suppose I’m the…

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Market Preview: Food Gift Workshop

Posted November 7, 2013

I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am officially waist-deep in the holiday season over at Eat Boutique. Like, maybe NECK DEEP. Like, sprinkle-covered everything, ribbons and sealing sticks, tons of striped straws, daily arrivals of linens and…

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