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Chicken Marsala

Well, winter finally arrived in the Washington DC area with a bang this week — wet icy snow that turned into rock-hard chunks with the below-freezing temperatures over the past couple of days. Perfect time, though, for comfort food dishes, right?

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Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Now for the cookies in the other half of this photo: Chocolate Snickerdoodles. My venerable Joy of Cooking cookbook says that the name Snickerdoodles is German in origin, possibly a corruption of Schneckennudeln, or crinkly noodles, maybe from the crinkles that form on top of the cookie. All I know is that I love the cinnamon-y taste of both the regular and chocolate versions.

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Swedish Dreams

I first encountered Swedish Dreams many years ago when I spent a summer in Sweden and took a cooking class with a local chef. They’re delightful cookies for the Christmas season or any time, really, and are wonderful served with coffee or hot tea. And they’re simple to make!

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This recipe is a modified Americanized version of the Swedish recipe I still have, with a little less sugar and Continue reading

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