Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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We all have seen I have a problem with chocolate chip cookies.  They are my favorite to make.  My favorite to eat.  I am trying to not overwhelm you all with chocolate chip cookie recipes.  I may be failing but please know I have tried.

But these chocolate chip cookies, these are just too good not to write about.  They are decadent and delicious and deeply delightful.

Plus the recipe makes just a mere 2 dozen large cookies so you don’t have to worry about having cookies hanging around your house too long.

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Cream of Spinach Soup

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On our last night in Prague the Foundation took all of us Fellows out to dinner.  It was a beautiful restaurant with delicious food, but unfortunately I was so turned around walking the old streets that I couldn’t tell you how to get there and I cannot for the life of me remember the name.  (‘Something Café’ or ‘Café Something’?  Maybe.)

One of the courses we were served was this amazing delicate and delicious cream of spinach soup.  I have been trying to recreate that soup ever since.  The recipe which follows is not that soup. But it is good, and pretty close.

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Frozen Coconut Limeade

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My mom sent me a picture that was all rainy, misty, cold Fall feeling.  That is not the weather we have been having.

We have been hot.  Hot hot, like heat index of over 100 hot.  Sticky hot.

I can never decide if I love or hate this kind of hot.  A part of me loves the humidity and a part of me is longing for my mom’s Autumn day feeling.

But no matter it is hot now and it will be Fall eventually.

To help with the heat we found this delicious recipe.  It is simple, tart, and very refreshing.  And infinitely customizable.  Want to add a mango?  Why not, that would be wonderful!  Have kids coming over?  Up the sugar or use cream of coconut.  Having an adult-only party?  Add in some rum and pretend you are sitting on the beach in some amazing tropical location.

Though really the tropical location vibe is there in any variation.

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Ginger-Peach and Spiced Shortbread Cobbler

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I know I said that there would be pie this week but we took a vote and decided that this cobbler just had to be made instead.  And it’s kinda like a pie – but no pie crust to fool with.  So in a way it is a pie that just gets down to the good stuff.

Though this peach/ginger filling would probably make a fantastic pie if you want to go that way.  I’m just saying.

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