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A Simple Cookie BasketDecember 20, 2013

Yesterday I posted this little project to Instagram. It was so simple (and delicious), I thought I’d share the recipe and how-to for you last-minute gifters like me.

  • Chocolate peppermint cookies: I’ve been making this Martha recipe for years, and they’ve become my most requested recipe. Lucy helped by having fun smashing candy canes.
  • Paper plate baskets: I used baker’s twine in place of washi tape and it holds together just fine.
  • Final touches were bits and bobs from around the house: unbleached parchment paper, plain tags, and some greens cut from our Christmas tree.

I even got to making some more with Lucy last night, though we dressed hers up with some watercolors, pretty ribbon, and tissue paper (we used sandwich bags for her to package the cookies). With our baked goods in the freezer, we can put together a cookie basket when she’s ready to gift.

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Vote for a la AlisonAugust 8, 2011

My friend Alison is an amazing chef and has been turning out great recipes on her blog, a la Alison. Now her delicious recipe for Braised Pork Belly Tacos with Watermelon, Jicama, & Jalapeno Salsa is a finalist on Food52 (is your mouth watering after reading that?). Please get on over there and vote now!

Photo: William Brinson

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