Category Archive: Food

British Scones

When Mary Beth went to the U.K. a few years ago, she returned with a number of marvels, including a delightful cookbook. One of my favorite recipes in that book is the scones. This recipe will make 10 to 12 scones, depending on the size of your biscuit cutter. Just serve them with fresh whipped …

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Almond Chicken Croissants

In honor of the warming weather, I made almond chicken croissants. When I was younger, a cold mixture of meat, fruit, and mayonnaise was the last thing I would’ve eaten, but now that I am older I can appreciate just how delightful it really is. These sandwiches would be perfect for a bridal/baby shower—or whenever …

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Selected Birthday Highlights

On Sunday, my sister Mandy and her husband hosted a family birthday party. We had lasagna, baguettes, salad, and chocolate cake, and it was a lot of fun to hang out with three of my siblings, my brother-in-law, a cousin, and Mary Beth. Monday and Tuesday evenings were spent making this amazing cake: Mary Beth …

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Chocolate Almond Biscotti

I found this almond chocolate biscotti recipe, but I didn’t want the biscotti to be as hard and crunchy as the recipe indicated they would be. So I sat down with the salted caramel biscotti recipe from last week and combined the two. These biscotti are denser and not as sweet as my previous biscotti …

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Chocolate-Drizzled Salted Caramel Biscotti

Mary Beth and I were at Costco last weekend, and we spotted a display of salted caramel chocolate biscotti as we wandered up and down the aisles. While we were tempted—grocery shopping on an empty stomach is a universally terrible decision—the high price point and the quantity (two people do not need four dozen biscotti, …

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