{gluten-free} Maple-Almond Brown Butter Brownies

This weekend is the ‘unofficial official’ start to summer in the U.S., though where we currently live it’s felt like perpetual summer for months now. After a long and sunny fall in Morocco we had a month of occasional rain in Northern California and a few brisk and mostly dry winter months back in North Africa before migrating to the desert. On a good day the temperature hovers below 100 F and on those days we go to the park or indulge in an afternoon run. We eat thin cucumbers peeled, chopped, and sprinkled with salt and drizzle tahini sauce over cold bowls of quinoa and beets. We swim, I bake brownies. Endless summer is our new reality.

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{gluten-free} Oat Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

Saturday eve, babe asleep, pizza ordered, thoughts of the morning’s coffee already simmering in my mind, I pried myself away from book and couch to make a batch of peanut butter cookies. Not that I haven’t an arsenal of very good peanut butter cookie recipes but I believe there’s always room for one more solid recipe. This one comes by way of Tara O’Brady, who writes the blog Seven Spoons and who recently published a cookbook of the same name.

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