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Coconut Rice Pudding

Rice pudding gets a bad rap. Most of us think of the thick and bland dish often served in cafeterias or pre-made in little plastic dishes. The rice tended to be overlooked, too thick or too watery, and not particularly appetizing. I think homemade rice pudding makes for the best January dessert. Why, you ask? You can enjoy it warm or cold, and  ...

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Italian Polenta Cookies

These cookies are the perfect balance of sweet and buttery. And by that I mean, a hint of sugar, and lots of creamy buttery deliciousness. Don’t get me wrong, these cookies are extremely light on the tongue and they even melt in your mouth. The lemon zest adds a lightness that pairs beautifully with the slightly crispy cookie edge. They  ...

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Chocolate Biscotti x 2

Here is a simple biscotti, done two ways: the first way is chocolate chip and almond, and the second way is chocolate and orange peel. I personally love them both and crave them equally, and it is always nice to sometimes have a selection. The chocolate almond one reminds me of Ben, my boyfriend, who is normally very appreciative of adventuous  ...

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