Two-fer: Fig Bruschetta & Fig Bites

Until he gave them up for good a few years ago, my husband loved Fig Newtons with an intensity people usually reserve for their favorite sports teams. I would buy five or six packages at a time and store them on a certain shelf in the pantry, so he’d always have a ready supply. He…

Cooking with Red and Green

I like to cook with color any time of year, but especially during Christmas holidays. Red and green food is festive and delicious. Have a Christmas cookie! Christmas Shortbread To the shortbread and linzer cookie dough I write about elsewhere in this book,  add 3/4 cup (3.5 ounces) finely chopped pistachios and 3/4 cup (4.25…