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Kara Elder

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About the Author

Kara ElderKara Elder grew up playing in the kitchen and reading cookbooks for fun. After graduating with a degree in Russian, her love for food led her to start a food blog with her mother and sister. Now Kara works for Joan Nathan and at Bazaar Spices in DC’s Union Market. You can read more of her work at Spicy DC.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Filling

Recipe by Kara Elder

Mexican Hot Chocolate Filling

Based on the ingredients found in Mexican hot chocolate, this super chocolatey, almond butter-based filling is spiced with cinnamon and just a hint of ancho chili pepper, which lends a touch of fruity, smoky spice. The filling is great in hamantashen or other filled cookies or, when warmed slightly in the microwave, can be spread

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DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice

Recipe by Kara Elder

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice

It’s easy to blend up your own pumpkin pie spice using ingredients that you already have in your kitchen. The recipe is given in proportions so that you can make as little or as much as you like. For example, “1 part” could be 1 teaspoon or 1 tablespoon. And feel free to add or

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