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Cacio e Pepe Crackers

Little, buttery, savory rounds flecked with black pepper and flavored heartily with pecorino cheese are excellent before dinner or by themselves. Wrapped in paper and tucked in a decorative box, they're a charming host or hostess gift. More

Raspberry Rhubarb Jell-O Jam

This simple jam bursts with the flavors of tart rhubarb and sweet, sun-ripened raspberries. You might think Jell-O is an odd ingredient, but it helps to softly set the jam so that it's thick and spreadable without being runny or... More

Honey Vanilla Fluff

I love the way the delicate honey notes in this Fluff pair with salty-sweet peanut butter. It is even creamier and gooier than store-bought versions, which (trust me) is a very good thing. It makes for a five-napkin sandwich.... More

Candied Jalapeños

These sweet, very hot candied jalapeños work equally well as a cocktail garnish, sandwich condiment, cupcake topper, or guacamole ingredient. The cayenne adds even more spice. Feel free to omit it if you prefer.... More

Marinated Artichoke Hearts

The bay leaves give these artichokes a subtle woodsy, almost piney flavor, and you can really taste the citrus and spice. They would be perfect in salads, as a pizza topping, or as part of an antipasti platter. This recipe... More

Spicy Peanut Caramel Corn

This snack has all the traditional elements of Cracker Jacks—peanuts, popcorn, and caramel—but the flavors are kicked up a notch. Each little peanut nugget is an addictive combination of spicy, sweet, and salty flavors. It will keep for up to... More

Carrot Cake Conserve

This carrot cake conserve is just the thing to make on the cusp of spring, when you're itching to bust out your canning supplies but strawberries and rhubarb aren't quite yet in season. It's filled with juicy raisins and crunchy... More

Maple Walnut Graham Crackers

DIY graham crackers are incredibly easy. This recipe is based on one from Nancy Silverton's cookbook, Pastries from the La Brea Bakery. I've given it my own New England spin by incorporating walnuts and maple syrup. To make 1/2 cup... More

Pistachio-Honey Butter

[Photographs: Lucy Baker] This pistachio butter is rich and nutty. The honey adds a mild, floral sweetness. Try it on toast, or sandwich it between two sugar cookies or gingersnaps. It will keep for up to two months in the... More

Whiskey Butterscotch Sauce

[Photograph: Lucy Baker] Real homemade butterscotch sauce is a marvelous combination of flavors including brown sugar, butter, salt, and booze. And it's incredibly simple to make. This version is spiked with a generous dose of Irish whiskey. It will keep... More

Bacon Chocolate Chip Biscotti

These biscotti are infused with smoky, meaty bacon and dotted with rich pockets of chocolate. Each bite yields layer upon layer of mostly-sweet-but-also-savory flavors. Try dunking them in your morning coffee! They will keep for up to two weeks, stored... More

Curried Cashews

Roasting these cashews twice ensures that they are toasty and crisp. The spicy curry, cumin, and cayenne are complimented perfectly by the caramelized brown sugar and just a hint of butter. Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens... More

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