I have been meditating for about 2 ½ years–long enough to notice its benefits. In the past my temperament let anxiety creep in, morph into fear, and plant doomsday thoughts in my mind. Now, mindfulness alerts me when anxiety approaches, and I choose to get into a positive mindset. I have also noticed that I…

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Makes two dozen 3″ cookies, total time about 1 hour Whisk Together: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon table salt Melt; Add: 1/2 stick unsalted butter 1/3 cup cocoa powder (not Dutch process) 1 egg 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules mixed with 2 tablespoons hot water 1/2 teaspoon…

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Pecan Pie Bites

Makes 40-45 tartlets, total time about 2 hours For the Crust Cream; Add: 2 sticks unsalted butter; softened (1 cup) 2/3 cup brown sugar 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon table salt For the Filling *** NOTE: only enough for 12 if using small muffin tin, must double for 24 sized tin *** Toast…

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