Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

The only resolutions I’m making this year are kitchen resolutions. Positive resolutions – they’re “I will” declarations, not “I won’t”. In thinking about what I want to accomplish in the kitchen this year, I realized that many of these resolutions are about getting out of my comfort zone and facing projects that have intimidated me …

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These Italian fig cookies (aka cucidati) have become a favorite Christmas recipe at our house. Make a big batch and freeze some for a special treat later. ~~~ I love Italian cookies. My grandmother’s neighborhood in East Cambridge, Massachusetts had a fantastic Italian bakery, Royal Pastry Shop. Whenever we went to my grandparents, she would send …

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