Some may ask what health benefits could be in a chocolate chip cookie? The obvious health benefit is that most (all in my kitchen!) are made with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Dark chocolate has been scientifically proven (I believe in science!) to contain powerful antioxidants and may reduce some common health risks. Do a web search … More In the kitchen with juliyya: Chocolate Chip Chews with health benefits
One of the most difficult things, if not the most difficult thing for people like me in this coronavirus pandemic, is the real effects of social distancing that we’re starting to feel, the real physical separation from the children who are a part of our lives and matter to us. My friends in this apartment … More In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Lesson for Brownies
Because of the risks associated with socializing for someone my age and the country-wide measures finally being taken to flatten the risk curve, I find myself doing more of what I do to relieve stress: baking. Last night I was chatting with my mother on the phone and she mentioned that she’d finished off the … More New! Maple Mini Teacakes & Maple Butter Cookies
Stressed out? Try a nice brisk walk in the morning light and then bake the rest of the day. I’m calling it early St. Patrick’s Day gift pack for Mother and a couple other cookie testers. I was already on an “orange kick” a couple days ago when the decision was made after a phone … More New! Orange Pistachio Butter Cookies! Orange Minis! Mint Candy Brownies!
I’ve been on an orange “kick” for awhile, starting with gooey clementine cinnamon rolls* and then orange bread pudding** during which I used a different process for incorporating the orange zest into the batters. I decided to try it with my own butter cookie recipe and see what happens. Well, it worked and the cookies? … More New! Orange Butter Cookies
It’s been a very busy baking day getting ready for a Celebration of Life tomorrow afternoon for my late friend and previous landlord, Mark. It’s going to be a potluck and my usual contribution to those is a dessert, but I decided to make multiple things. There will be a half sheet deluxe carrot cake … More Mini Lava Cake Brownies
Valentine’s Day is this week and just when I was at the grocers thinking about which cookies to make and mail to Mother for the holiday, I saw that Hershey’s has a new offering complete with “Buy-Me” hearts on a pink package. I couldn’t resist as my thoughts went quickly to a new Snick even … More 2 New! Mocha Snicks with Lava Cake Kisses & Chocolate Mini Teacakes
I’m not embarassed. I like Russians. I make some type of Russian Tea Cakes every year during the Christmas bake, miniature in size. I’m very fond of Russian Tea Cakes and so are all those who find some in their goody tins. They have other names to other bakers. I must thank my cousin in … More New! Cinnamon Mini Teacakes
Who doesn’t want something chocolate and delicious in the Christmas goody box besides fudge? This year I made chocolate fudge with no nuts, but the brownies are another story. Rocky Road brownies are “just” brownies with added marshmallows, chips and nuts either in or on the cookie. Some folks like no nuts, some like walnuts, … More Rocky Road Brownies with Roasted Pecans
Making a short list of a few goodies to be made for a very short list of people this year for Christmas, I decided to add Spritz because it’s not only a tasty bite of buttery crispness, but one of those cookies which the children have fun decorating and so we did. It’s also a … More In the kitchen with juliyya: Spritz!