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Wake and Bake: Panforte di Siena

Most people who visit Siena, Italy, load their suitcases with bottles of the local Chianti or liters of cheap Tuscan olive oil. They come home wearing souvenir t-shirts adorned with pictures of the Palio, a medieval-style horse race that runs through the town's main square. Not me. All three times I left those city walls, my bags were packed to the brim with Panforte, a dense, spiced fruit and nut cake. A slice of Panforte makes a great energizing, healthy breakfast. More

Cookie Monster: Linzer Cookies

I'm a jam-a-holic. I eat it with a spoon, straight from the jar. It's more or less my go-to snack, which is why I have at least six flavors on hand at any one time. Current favorites include Stonewall Kitchen's Holiday Jam, which is a pear based jam flavored with a little orange liqueur and Christmas spices, and Bluechair's Blackberry Greengage Jam, which tastes like summer, preserved. More

Bravetart: How To Make Crunchy Nutella at Home

After using my culinary time machine to rip a hole in the fabric of the kitchen space-time continuum, I visited an alternate universe where I discovered Brown Butter Soft Batch Cookies. The responsible time/dimensional traveler would have turned back; patched up the rift and come home straight away. And I promise, I'll do just that. But as long as we're here, I want one more souvenir. You see, I discovered the alternate-universe's Nutella, like peanut butter, comes in both crunchy and creamy. More

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