Seed, Fruit & Nut Bread

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A couple of months ago my mom and I ran a 5k in Irvine. This was the first 5k I had run in almost 12 years, and my mom’s first ever 5k. Needless to say, we were a bit proud of ourselves. We celebrated afterwards with a visit to my favorite bakery, 85°C Bakery Cafe. […]

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Salt & Pepper Roasted Nuts—Daydreaming of Chile

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Almonds and walnuts tossed in a salt and pepper mixture, then roasted, make a wonderful afternoon snack or easy appetizer. (Hey, the Super Bowl is coming up!)  I’ve whipped up several batches of these nuts in the past week because they disappear so quickly.  This recipe was inspired by an opportunity that came up recently […]

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Schaum Brötle–"little foam cookies"

Update 12/8/09: I’m excited to be a featured blogger on Oprah.com for Oprah.com’s Holiday 2009 blow-out ~ come see our favorite holiday recipes! The Fujis made it safely to Utah, just before a snowstorm hit–phew! As I type this post I can look out the window of my MIL’s kitchen and watch snow softly falling, […]

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Fuji Nana’s Deadly Chocolate Almond Toffee (yeah, I know you love me)

Fuji Nana’s Deadly Chocolate Almond Toffee Fuji Nana 1 c. unblanched whole almonds 1 c. butter 1 c. granulated sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. salt 1 c. real milk-chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 to 1 c. finely chopped or ground walnuts 1. Arrange the almonds in a single layer on a foil-lined baking […]

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