PRODUCT: Simple Mills Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten Free

[1] Tender and irresistible cookies from the box. [2] A mix to bake your own (both photos courtesy Simple Mills).   In celebration of National Chocolate Chip Day, May 15th, I ventured where I would not normally go: to the land of soft-baked chocolate chip cookies. Simple Mills sent me their vegan, gluten-free and paleo-friendly…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Gooey On The Inside Cookies

[1] Chocolate Chip Chunk Cookie (all photos courtesy Gooey On The Inside). [2] A new classic cookie: Birthday Cake. [3] Red Velvet and cream cheese. [4] A terrific party favor or stocking stuffer: Molten Cookie In A Jar.   Have you ever had “the best cookie ever?” It’s not hyperbole; in any individual flavor there…
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FOOD 101: Mahlepi or Mahleb, A Middle Eastern Spice

We would never have heard of mahlepi or mahleb*, a Middle Eastern spice, were it not for Greek tsoureki (photo #1), one of our favorite Easter breads. Tsoureki, a soft, sweet and buttery braided yeast loaf, is famous for its embedded Easter eggs. We’ve never made it because it’s a two-day process, and we never…
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