Box top lettering “Best if used by October 1, 1995” and it was never opened, but saved along with other boxes opened and unopened relating to the Disney Aladdin movie. Someone in my family looked (looks) like Jasmine and collected the paraphernalia connected with one of the movies. She, however, didn’t save the cereal. That was … More Old Box of Cereal, Really
One of my favorite nephews has recently begun a new job in Hawaii and will be moving his family there from Washington in the next week. His favorite of the the Christmas goodies is the Chewy Chocolate Mint, so I made a batch of the drop version just for him on Thursday so they’d be … More Snicks with Kisses
The table cleared at last and this sweet, petite treat from my lovely neighbor Stephanie and her family now stands as the Star not only of Christmas yesterday, but will stay up for a few more days of fairy lights and cheer.
Can’t forget these guys at Christmas … and at the Cotton Bowl for the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Boxing Day. Go Dawgs! (Update: and go they did, as did the Cougars. Lots of Washingtonians happy about our college football Saturday. Others went to the mall.)
Well, here’s the first set of tins full of cookies and candies ready to make their way to … this person and that person and this family and that family. Fourteen, that’s 14, [Update upon looking at actual list: 16] different offerings this year, even though every gifted tin will not have them all. Sorry. … More Christmas Goodies in Tins, Star well-earned
Leftover Christmas candy canes were the inspiration for these soft, cheesecakey and Heavenly peppermint cookies that everybody in my family wants (read: expects) in their tin of Christmas goodies. They are pink, BTW, not because I’ve added food coloring, but because the candy cane maker did and I don’t want to use the white canes. … More j’s Peppermint Cream Jones, huge Star
This chewy cookie — which thinks it’s a candy — is the second of the Molasses Trio. They began life with raisins, which I love with molasses, but Mother changed my recipe, put dates in them because she’s not a raisin fan. For wider distribution, no fruit. Always with a lime glaze or, as above, … More Molasses Chews with Lime Glaze, a Star
My “Chews” are a blend of cookie and candy. Some people can’t tell the difference, especially with these. I make them in two forms: the quick, as above, in bar form. The version which takes a little more time is drop cookies. Both are frosted with the seasonal Hershey’s Mint Truffle Kisses. The bars, with … More Chocolate Mint Chews, another Star
The golden raisins in these cookies were DRUNK when added to the batter, having marinated in Jamaican Rum for a year (and it’s time to put some fresh raisins in the jar for next year.) It’s my understanding that the alcohol bakes out, but do know that this cookie has had a drinking habit. No … More j’s Rum Raisin Jones, another Star
You’ve seen them in the main photo. Well, here’s the proof that it was not a one-off. See that zested lime? Can we say “Icing”? My Limey Jones are a very soft, cheesecakey cookie that burst with lime. They’re one of the earliest successes of my Joneses. When you are Jonesing for lime, not just … More The Limeys. Hey, where’s their star?