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Webicurean’s Top 13 of 2013

by Anne Papina on December 30, 2013

It’s hard to believe the New Year is almost here! As 2013 comes to a close, I’d like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for  your support and all the wonderful comments throughout the year. Webicurean is a labor of love, but it wouldn’t be possible without the loyal […]

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It was in the wee hours of Christmas morning that my mother awoke to a stirring in the living room, followed by the exclamation, “Oh, Marvel! You did come!” The year was 1969, and at four, I was thoroughly obsessed with horses already. Of course, in San Francisco, you can’t actually keep a horse in […]

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Double Chocolate Sablés #TwelveDaysofSanta

by Anne Papina on December 17, 2013

Looks can sometimes be deceiving. Take, for instance, these cookies. At first glance, they might seem a bit, oh I don’t know, simple. But they’re chocolate, so you take one. Then with that first bite, you’re hit with a burst of chocolate so intense, you wonder how all that flavor got packed into such a […]

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Frosted Ricotta Cookies #TwelveDaysofSanta

by Anne Papina on December 5, 2013

With all the kneading, shaping, rolling, cutting of the last few weeks, these Ricotta Cookies are a nice change of pace. Sometimes there’s nothing better than a drop cookie. Sure, the frosting is an extra step, but guess what? They’re good without the frosting too! If you’re looking for something a little different this year, […]

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Russian Tea Cakes #TwelveDaysofSanta

by Anne Papina on November 26, 2013

I think it’s safe to say, no Christmas cookie platter would be complete without a smattering of these little gems–Russian Tea Cakes. The cookies are a form of jumble, which has been around since the Middle ages. They’re dense and buttery, very similar to shortbread; however, they’re rolled into balls, and dipped in powdered sugar, […]

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Pepparkakor #TwelveDaysofSanta

by Anne Papina on November 20, 2013

Gingerbread is practically synonymous with Christmas, and nothing quite beats that aroma wafting through the house. Whether it’s in the form of a gingerbread cake, a funny little man, or a house, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without it. And in Sweden, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Pepparkakor–a crisp, thin cookie/biscuit spiced with ginger, cinnamon, […]

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Spookalicious Halloween Treats

by Anne Papina on October 31, 2013

(Bones of the Dead Cookies) Celebrations of Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve, date back to ancient times, originating from the Celtic festival “Samhain” (sah-win) — a harvest festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the “season of darkness and cold.” While the festival itself was one of joy, the Celts […]

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Spiced Rum Balls #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on December 9, 2012

Yesterday we had our annual holiday shindig, and this week totally escaped me! So I’m going to keep this one short and sweet. This week’s #SundaySupper is all about the Ultimate Holiday Cookie Exchange–with over 50 cookie recipes to tempt your taste buds below. My contribution is these boozy, chocolatey Spiced Rum Balls, which are […]

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Ossi di Morti (Bones of the Dead Cookies) #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on October 28, 2012

I only discovered this recently, but Ossi di Morti, or bones of the dead cookies, are one of my mom’s favorite treats. How did I not know this? Apparently, my grandfather would often make the trek to North Beach in San Francisco and return with these cookies from Victoria Pastry for his girls. Sorta like […]

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Bing Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

by Anne Papina on May 5, 2008

Bing Cherry Thumbprint Cookies   Save Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 35 mins   Contributed with permission by California Cherries and ARA Content. Author: California Cherries Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: American Serves: 12 Ingredients CHERRY JAM 1 pound fresh California Bing cherries, washed and pitted (about 2 cups) ⅛ […]

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