BAKING

CHERRY, ALMOND & CARDAMOM GALETTE

| BAKING, DESSERTS, FRUIT, SWEET

Lets start the week on a sweet note, shall we? How excited are you for summer time and all the summer berries and stone fruit showing up at the farms and stores? I know I am. Also this cherry cardamom galette is one of my favorite summertime things to bake.
So glad that I can go shopping at my local Fred Meyer and buy all the freshest organic cherries, stone fruit and berries for such a good price. I love that they make it accessible for their customers to buy organic. Perfect way to use them up and make galettes. The imperfectly shaped, but ohh so delicious dessert that will make you go back for another slice. One of my favorite stone fruits are CHERRIES. How can you resist the sweet red fruit that will surely stain your hands while you pit them for this dessert… but I promise you will be ok.
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shortbread cookies three ways

| BAKING, COOKIES, DESSERTS, HOLIDAY, SWEET

shortbread-cookies_lenasktichenblog12Holiday baking at my house is in full swing. We are baking dozens of these shortbread cookies to give away to friends, family, teachers and coworkers. I love this time of the year when the weather outside is cold, but it’s nice and cozy inside. We wear our pajamas most of the day while playing christmas tunes and making the house smell great while baking. There is nothing better than the combination of butter, flour and sugar to make these easy cookies. But I figured why not elevate them a bit and make three different flavors this year, every bite will be special. (more…)

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