That’s right. A second batch of chocolate fudge, this time without the walnuts, because more people prefer not to have their chocolate interrupted by a nut.
Those crunchy buttery cookies of cinnamon goodness, special for my mother. There’s gotta be a couple types that she can stash away in her dresser drawer, and today I made them both. She loves butter cookies and this year I chose spice to go with the sugar. The other is these bite-size nuggets, mini teacakes … More Today it’s Cinnamon Butter Cookies & Kashmiri Fennel Mini Tea Cakes
Yep, it was the lavender sugar in the jar, infused since St. Patrick’s day and ready for cookies or caramels for the Christmas goody tins, made the answer to the question — what kind of caramels this year? — easy. Lavender is most definitely one of those yes-please or no-thank-you flavors, and for several people … More And today … Royal Velvet Lavender Caramels in the pan
I thought that there’d only be peanut butter fudge made today, but an early start followed by a cleaned and warmed 4-quart pot felt very much like a do-it-now while the pot, spoon and scraper are out. Next, a whole lot of cutting wax paper and wrapping before the fudges join some cookies next week … More Christmas goody making begins with Fudge 1 and Fudge 2
I was making up the grocery list for Old Ladies day at Fred Meyer’s and noticed that today is National Cookie Day. The list already included Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Mint Truffle kisses for the seasonal batch of Minty Chocolate Snicks, so a decision was made to proceed with making the dough-to-go balls and pop them … More National Cookie Day: why not some preps for Christmas koekje baking?
My cousin in Idaho is having a birthday next week and my mother recently did me a favor, so another cookie experiment for my Mini-teacake patties and/or peppermint cookie lines popped into mind for gifts. They are a success, a delicate mint and buttery melt-in-one-bite bit of goodness. I had quite a bit of fun … More New! juliyya’s Peppermint Patties & Minis
Just because I didn’t make 15 to 20 different kinds of cookies and candies for Christmas a few weeks ago in my usual 3-day/night binge bake, well, that doesn’t mean those left out won’t have their moment or that there will not be a derivative. With leftover Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Mint Truffle Kisses, it’s a … More Snicks with Kisses and Their Friends
I wrote it a number of years ago, and like to put it up every year. It’s sung by Scottish tenor Andrew McDiarmid, played by me and with an occasional harmony audible. Merry Christmas!
The numbering of the last few posts is directly related to the number of Christmas goodies this year. I’ve sent Mother’s off in the post today. She’ll be delighted, as usual, but also because she’s declared that she will not be baking this year because she doesn’t feel like it. My hunch is that she’ll … More Merry Christmas 1st Tin Out
The recipe was in a grocery flyer. Since I usually make a peanut butter fudge for Christmas but sometimes a maple fudge using real maple cream, and since I read that a Seattle breakfast habit called “Biscuit Bitch” serves a biscuit with peanut butter and maple (which I’ve never tried,) I decided to try the … More 4. Peanut Butter Maple Fudge