January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day!

As it’s Friday, I’m sure many of you already had plans to tear home from work, drop yourselves down onto

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Season of the Cookie: Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Fall is fast approaching. Those of us here in Hollywood are breaking out the sweaters and leather jackets in anxious

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Season of the Cookie: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Through these cookies, you will come to understand why it is necessary for me to keep all my toilet paper

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Season of the Cookie: Peanut Butter Cookies

Have you ever wondered why you’re supposed to use the fork to make those little criss-cross marks on the tops of peanut butter cookies?

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Season of the Cookie: Cream Cheese Walnut Cookies (How to Make “Halloween Brains”)

Butter continues to be the primary ingredient in most of the latest creations that have sprung to life in my rinky-dinky Holly Hobbie kitchen. Papered in the image of an Indian maiden holding a butter box (Land O’ Lakes), salted or unsalted (my brief research into the subject indicates that either can be used in a recipe that demands one or the other – any argument?), I have not been able to keep enough on hand to prevent me from stopping at the Rock and Roll Ralphs on Sunset every other day to replenish my supply. But even I consider it a bit much when a recipe calls for FOUR FULL STICKS of the stuff.

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Season of the Cookie: Martha Stewart’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Does anyone out there know why certain foods taste better the second day?  Spaghetti, chili, lasagna, soups, stews and dips usually all seem to benefit from a day or so in the fridge, don’t they?   That was definitely the case with these peanut butter and jelly bars.  

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Season of the Cookie: Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pine Nuts

The choice of powdered sugar over granulated or superfine, and the exclusion of eggs gives these cookies an excellent shortbread-like texture that truly creates a “melt in your mouth” experience, without being overly-chocolaty.

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