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Hibiscus Tea Shortbread

Buttery shortbread with the tang of hibiscus from adding tea straight to the dough.  Lovely hibiscus tea shortbread are great with your favorite tea. Summer is the time for iced-tea. Especially here in Texas. One of my favorite iced teas is our local grocery store’s raspberry hibiscus tea. It’s naturally sweet and tangy so serving… Continue reading Hibiscus Tea Shortbread

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Chili Basil Shortbread

Chili Basil Shortbread is a tender, flakey, savory shortbread flavored with Thai chilis, fresh basil and garlic. Cut into rounds and serve with sliced cheese or use this as a crust for your favorite quiche. I’ve mentioned my friends Luda and James. They have the large vegetable garden and sometimes they give me fresh produce… Continue reading Chili Basil Shortbread

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Chocolate Cherry Cannolis

Chocolate cherry cannolis are light fried dough tubes filled with sweetened ricotta cheese, chopped dried cherries and chocolate. These amazing pastries are best eaten the day they’re made so gather up some friends and have a glass of wine with your cannolis. I live near a road that has a lot of thrift stores. One… Continue reading Chocolate Cherry Cannolis


Spiced Chocolate Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies

Spiced Chocolate Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies – Spiced dark chocolate sugar cookies with creamy pumpkin spice filling make a wonderful fall treat. My sister hated pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice. I swear she had a bizarre mutation. Who doesn’t love pumpkin spice? Well, that always meant more pumpkin pie for me and I was just fine… Continue reading Spiced Chocolate Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies


espresso chocolate chip cookies

These may look like ordinary chocolate chip cookies but don’t be deceived. Espresso powder gives these cookies caramelly flavor and a little caffeine kick! This recipe makes only 30 espresso chocolate chip cookies – perfect for single adults or parents who want a treat for themselves. I’ve been wanting chocolate chip cookies lately. Real ones… Continue reading espresso chocolate chip cookies


Chocolate cherry madeleines

Chocolate cherry madeleines are light, buttery cookies – perfect with a cup of tea.  Sweet cherry and dark chocolate merge together in these extraordinary treats! It seems many people have only had these cookies at Starbucks. Sadly their version is not very true to the French cookie. Madeleines are really buttery sponge cakes. Like meringues,… Continue reading Chocolate cherry madeleines