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May 2016 A Note from Marcy

Pretty in Pink for May or a Mother's Day Feast, enjoy Free French Strawberry Shortcake, Anzac Bars or Free FREE

Pretty in pink, a wonderful golden cake that is American as strawberry shortcake but with French flair.

Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast with Cidered Apples

Perfect in time for a spring luncheon or Mother’s Day Brunch. Great make-ahead fare.

Anzac Bars

A chewy, crisp bar based on the famed oatmeal cookie. The cherries really perk this up but omit them if you just want the pure taste of butter, brown sugar in a chewy oatmeal bar. (It's a good base for a granola bar btw - just add the right stuff)

Ganache Flourless Passover Torte

A gorgeous sweet and a touch tangy (if you use sour cherries) biscotti that features a special spice and an optional sugar cookie. This is the one to dip in a cuppa tea or espresso.

Cranberry Feta Sandwich FREE

Tangy, sweet and salty, the perfect sandwich.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal FREE

What's spring without the first taste of rhubarb?

Alphahores or Famous Tango Cookies

These cookies are finally trending – and it’s long overdue. I first created my recipe for these almond scented shortbread, filled with luscious dulce de leche caramel filling when I started tango. It’s my all time favorite cookie alongside shortbread, Tollhouse and Oatmeal.

Chianti, Black Olive and Parmesan Biscotti
Like the crunch of biscotti but want a savory (salty) munch instead? These are sort of like wine-and-cheese sticks, tender/crisp bites that are nicely eaten, out of hand, with a glass of wine or sangria.

White Chocolate Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

These are moist, incredibly fragrant, health:  all in all: a delicious muffin. Coconut oil makes these extra healthy (and the whole-wheat flour) but you can use all butter if you prefer. What makes these amazing is the taste, texture and moistness! These are sooooo satisfying.

Baklavah Scones FREE
Amazing baklavah flavors packed into a handy scone. All the taste, half the work.

My Famous Restaurant Style Caesar Salad with Sour Dough Garlic Croutons

Why do we girls love our salad? Can’t beat a classic or can you? Next time a restaurant wants to charge $16 and more for this legend, make your own. Pack it to go or enjoy it watching Billions.

Maple Rosemary Sweet and Salty Bar Nuts

One friend called this recipe pure crack. I don’t know what she means (and I am relatively sure she’s never had crack unless it’s a fault in her house foundation). But it could be because I ate half of them on the way over to her house, intending to give her the whole jar as a gift. She ate the rest before I left our coffee hour.

Thai Shrimp Satays

Global gourmet is so easy. Add some basmati rice and curried corn salad and you have a banquet. Good hot or cold.




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