Maureen Fraîche

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Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

Love these cookies.  Not only do they taste wonderful, but they’ll make your whole house smell like autumn.  I like to make a double-batch of dough, pre-shape them all, and then freeze for baking-on-demand.  I mean, really, why have a stale cookie when you can have a warm-from-the-oven treat in less than 15 minutes?

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The Microplane

Best tool ever.

Do you have a Microplane?  If not, go get one.  You’ll thank me later, I promise!

If you have ever struggled to zest a lemon on a box grater, you simply must try the Microplane.  Though it may be nothing more than a glorified carpenter’s rasp with a handle, it has revolutionized the way I zest citrus and grate ginger.  Just imagine–no more picking that precious zest or stringy ginger from a grating board!

But that’s not all!  Not only does the Microplane work magic on your lemons and ginger, it also works beautifully on hard cheeses, chocolate, and whole spices.  Whether you’re seeking a fine grating of Parmigiano for your panko crust, a beautiful garnish of shaved chocolate, or a fragrant dusting of nutmeg on your latte, the Microplane does it with ease.

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