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Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread

cranberries 225x225  Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread

Only a few more days until Turkey Day! Do you have any special family traditions that you partake in on Thanksgiving? How about Hanukkah traditions? I think it is interesting that Thanksgiving and the first night of Hanukkah are both on the same days this year since it has not happened since 1888. Since there are many festivities happening this coming week I wanted to make a dessert that could be enjoyed for both holidays. This recipe was originally found in Spirit magazine however it has been tweaked to use coconut oil instead of unsalted butter. Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread   […]

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Dinner for Two? Not a Problem!

Measuring Cheat Sheet 225x225  Dinner for Two? Not a Problem!

Two things plague my kitchen – halving recipes and lost measuring cups. Seriously, it’s a problem! Because there’s only two of us, I’m constantly trying to cook for just us and not for the usual six to eight in a recipe (because that would be a LOT of leftovers!). To make my life, and now yours, easier, I wanted to share some tips on how to half a recipe (because who knew, really, what half of 1/3 cup was?). Don’t have a tablespoon to measure that delicious coconut oil with? Not a problem anymore! Because I’ve included in this handy […]

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