The words “non-GMO” on the package weren’t part of my decision to buy these dates, nor any other word on the package except “medjool.” They were needed for a batch to share of my Date & Walnut Chews, today with a handful of dried cranberries added. I couple days ago my mother and I set … More 6-Cookie Meetup with Mother, incl a Dough-to-Go Dozen. Spring Flowers.
I was going to take a pretty photograph of last night’s Dinner for Daughter, but she was very hungry so it was a one-shot-and-dig-in. Looking at the photo later, I said, “Nah, too dark,” but then I saw the blue bits and changed my mind since I’d been outside earlier shooting gardens and got the next … More Blue Light, Blue Sky Long Meal Friday
Sponge cakes require more attention than I gave this one today. It was intended for a belated birthday event. However, the phone rang just as the batter was finished and it was five plus minutes later when it was duly poured into pans. Result? Chocolate cake sunk in the middle because the dry and wet … More Sink. Sank. Sunk. Salvaged.
This ice cream was created last night instead of the consolation cream I’d hastily planned after the Great Peanut Butter Rolo Cookie Disaster. Before I texted a neighbor to ask if the Rolo-splattered Owlie could find a home with his family, I considered chopping the thing into bits and stirring it into a caramel ice … More Caramel & Kahlua Ice Cream with Kahlua Fudge Ribbon Globs
There was frozen peanut butter cookie dough needing to be used and some leftovers in the Rolo bag put out by Hershey’s. I left a thumbprint in each spoonful of dough, then put the Rolo in at 9 minutes so the milk chocolate covered caramel would melt in place, not leak as happened with the … More Oops. Peanut Butter Cookie & Rolo Fall Out of Line. I blame cookie.
Continuing my pattern of putting caramels of some flavor inside of snickerdoodles of some flavor, I set out to find out how Rolos would work, those Hershey candies, thinking perhaps their caramels stay inside their milk chocolate shells at 350 degrees. To make them obviously different to the eye than their cookie siblings, I offered … More Vanilla Snicks with Rolos & Sprinkles Which Don’t Stick
Years ago at an annual November arts and crafts show in Edmonds, I had my first buttery, cheesy, crispy square and knew they’d enter my appetizer menu, especially after I bought the cookbook which included the recipe. What made the show special for me and why I went again every year thereafter was the appetizers, … More Hot & Cheesy Sourdough Squares
We’re having a Winter Social on Sunday afternoon in the neighborhood, an annual event for many and a first for me on my one year anniversary of the move to Seattle. I attended the Seattle Night Out* block party last August, took along three items and met some neighbors new to me. The upcoming Social … More Vanilla Snicks with Lavender Caramel Accents