One of my Chinese lady friends from Sunday afternoon mahjongg offered up oranges last week as we were exchanging small food gifts per custom. I’d made a batch of my Definitely Lemon Gooey Chews* to share and announced that I’d make a gooey chew using oranges for our next afternoon. One lady asked if the … More New! Orange Cream Gooey Chews
Readers may have noted a penchant for browned butter in several of my cookies and won’t be surprised that my ears perked up a few days ago when watching America’s Test Kitchen and heard “browned butter” in a recipe for blondies. While the addition of toasted pecans and milk chocolate chips was unsurprising, adding two … More Browned Butter Blondies with Toasted Pecans and Milk Chocolate Chips
I asked my friend and neighbor what kind of cake she’d like for her birthday on July 15th. To my surprise, she said spice cake with caramel frosting. We talked about divvying it up with other cake lovers nearby and she said, not excited in the least, “I suppose it should be a sheet cake.” … More 2 Birthday Cakes: Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting, AKA Penuche!
My mother has a LOT of favorite cookies, but high on the list are anything lemon, lime and peanut butter. So, I went into variation mode on Monday, the 4th of July with two lime and lemon cookies she’s never had before (since I invented them!) and a variation on one of my Wiches. Mailed … More New! New! Cookies for Mother’s 93rd Birthday