Duck-Fat Shortbread Cookies

Duck-Fat Shortbread Cookies Matt Taylor-Gross After testing and adapting author and culinary instructor Kate Hill’s recipes for “In French Gascony, Duck Fat Is King”, we found ourselves with a glut of beautiful white-gold duck fat. Since we could only fry so many eggs and potatoes in the stuff, we turned to Ariane Daguin, the Gascon-born head… Originally posted 2018-02-08 16:09:50.

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Show Off Your Sweet Side This Valentine’s Day

Show Off Your Sweet Side This Valentine’s Day (Family Features) Treat family, friends and co-workers to something they will all love this Valentine’s Day by making easy and impressive cookies. Start with your favorite roll-out cookie recipe or simply dress up store-bought ones by adding some simple details with icing.  From the cupids at Wilton, here are three ways to […]

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Cuccidati Recipe

Cucidati Recipe

Cuccidati Recipe (Italian Fig Cookies)       This is a recipe with some ancient roots.  I translated this cuccidati recipe from Italian about 30 years ago for my high school Italian class.  It was the first recipe I presented to a group for instructional purposes.  Cuccidati has it roots in pre renaissance Sicily and Italy.  Those regions had a heavy […]

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Italian Pepper Cookies

Italian Pepper Cookies

Italian Pepper Cookies        I’ve had this recipe Italian Pepper Cookies for as long as I can remember.  I think it was my Grandmother’s recipe.  Although the paper is so old it could have been her Grandmother’s recipe.  I have taken the liberty of translating it to English some years ago.  Pepper cookies are a drop cookie that […]

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No Kidding Coconut Cookies

No Kidding Coconut Cookies        This Coconut Cookies recipe makes 3 dozen light crisp cookies.  These cookies are great by themselves, or as part of a sandwich cookie.  I’ll discuss sandwich cookies in greater depth later on in this blog.  This recipe is not only vegan, it is gluten free as well.  Pulsing the coconut down in size […]

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