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I have my favorites. I decided not to make a dozen different kinds of cookies this year, but rather to hand-select a few of my favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes to bake for my best of friends and countless under-appreciated teachers. In fact, I narrowed it down a small selection of yumminess. The chosen few—I knew—were sure to please. I would be giddy happy if someone handed me a tiny little, … [more]
It’s really that time of year: the leaves are turning, dilapidated brown lunch bags hit my morning counter (re-use!!) and backpacks land on the floor in a variety of places. School papers and projects evidence our academic focus… I love that October is all about colors and routines, school books and of course decorating the house for Halloween.
Just this morning the Fedex man came to drop off a package—only… [more]
Christmas in Italy is generally celebrated from December 24 until January 6. So there is still ample time for Italian Christmas cookies! Since I am in Florence for a year, there is no better time or place to uncover the requisite list of Italy’s Christmas cookie (and cake) traditions. This is a quick list, but the best part is that I include 2 recipes at the end (plus photos); both… [more]
If I am a collector of anything, if I search high and low, near and far to find something worthy of safe keeping… it would have to be recipes. So when I ran across a post by Chez Pim, I skimmed her blog and hit a few links an a hunt for a prized ‘best chocolate chip cookie recipe.… [more]‘ My finger flinched, my printer whirred and alas
Remember these cookies? I had them when I was a kid: peanut butter cookies with a Hershey’s kiss. They were a treat, and the more chocolate to peanut butter cookie the better… and they were BEST just out of the oven, while the chocolate was still gooey.
I don’t usually make these. Partly because they have shortening, partly because beyond the peanut butter and those worthwhile moments of self-indulgence, they… [more]
The truth is, you shouldn’t make these.
They aren’t good for you. In fact, not only are they not good for you, they are bad for you.
But if you are at a coffee shop and order the cherry studded scone or the nanaimo bar… [more] or that big slice of white chocolate and strawberry cream cake—then you know what you are getting yourself into. It is an indulgence: something you
I wish, I wish I had had my camera with me this morning. If ever there was a picture perfect moment, one that sums up my sons’ lives right now, it is as they walk out the door to go to school every morning. And this morning was particularly funny. All or our arms were completely full to the brim; a passerby would thing we needed a moving truck just… [more]
Easter? Halloween? Christmas? Fourth of July?
Whatever holiday it is, these cookies can waltz right in and be fashionable, readily available, unassumingly appropriate.
All you need to do is buy that bag of holiday colored m ‘n’ ms. Hey, they are cookies. I didn’t say they were good for you. Though I suppose you could sneak in some wheat germ, use wheat flour, add in some flax meal,… [more]
How would that be for a New Year resolution? (I know what you are thinking, too late for New Year Resolutions. But I like to be a bit unconventional, and sometimes waiting until February to apply resolutions isn’t a bad idea: besides, the gym is far less crowded in Feb than it is in Jan).
I have heard of those who eat dessert first. Those who deliberately skip to their… [more]
For a short while I had two blogs, this and another called Brown Bag Blues.
I [unofficially] decommissioned that site so I could focus more on this one. But all is not lost, I plan to occasionally bring you boredom-beating brilliance to cure your brown bag blues. A few of my favorite recipes will find a new home, here.
Brown Bag Blues will be a category on this site, dedicated… [more]