The title says it all, for once, but double up on the Happy New Year. Closeup shows how each slice of the hasselbacked spud has a spoonful of homemade veggie chili and the whole thing is topped with grated sharp cheddar and popped back into the oven to melt. Blog post explaining how to hasselback … More Happy New Year with Hasselback Potatoes, Vegetarian Chili and Sharp Cheddar
For several years I’ve been making some type of caramel for Christmas gift baskets except for last year. I admit to a bit of pride in making them without the addition of corn syrup, just cream and sugar and butter and some flavoring along with a lot of stirring over heat. I did not intend … More Accidental Chocolate Caramels
I’ve got an appointment tomorrow afternoon so I made some gratitude brownies in advance for the shuttle driver and the heart institute staff. If I didn’t know better, I’d think that the word has got out that I bring goodies to the various doctors and labs in my life these days. The shuttle drivers — … More Triple Chocolate, Double Cherry Brownies
While going to graduate school and living for several years in London, Thanksgiving dinner was not neglected by me or other American students and business people. Typically I invited colleagues from S.O.A.S. who came from many different countries and had not experienced our holiday tradition. (Some of the return invitations provided me the experience of … More Happy Thanksgiving with the old joke
For Veterans’ Day this year, I experimented with flavors in this quick bread, using whole rather than chopped dried tart cherries, chocolate chips, unsweetened applesauce for a smooth texture and a fresh orange crumble on top. It’s raining in Seattle today. (Surprise, surprise.) A great day for a slice of warm and a bit gooey … More Tart Cherry & Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Crumble
Having finished last night chronologically listing several months of photos meant to go in this blog with a paragraph or two and discovering that today is U.S. National Dessert Day and with Seattle prepping for a Mayoral election, I decided to do a quick post inspired by all those things. During the run-up to the … More It’s National Dessert Day. Something Cherry, Lorena Gonzalez?
To my friends and those celebrating Eid Al-Fitr as Ramadan 2021 ends beginning at sunset tonight in Seattle, May 12th, I wish you all a Blessed Eid. Today I made this Crazy Cake with Penuche frosting, a sprinkle of Sprouts’ Chocolate Gems and used my Arabic writing skills for the wish: Eid Mubarak. The cake … More Eid Mubarak
I’ve delayed making my version of sandwich cookies for a long time, maybe 25 years of delay. Why? Because the wire racks look like they’re full of cookies when they’ve come out of the oven and are cooling, then the frosting is applied and suddenly there’s half as many cookies! Make 80 cookies and get … More New!New!New! juliyya’s Wich. First 3 flavors of a buttery sandwich cookie.
Yep, this is the second cookie idea which I decided to manifest this week. Years and years ago I found a recipe in a magazine for pecan bars and made them for Christmas goody tins a couple times. They were tasty, but made in a jelly-roll pan. Perhaps readers are acquainted with the fact that … More New! Pecan Pie Cookies
My mother is excited by this news. She’s a big fan of my mini-teacakes and peanut butter and will be the first recipient and tester of the small batch of this cookie which I dreamed up yesterday. She will have to wait until U.S.P.S. delivers the goodies on Tuesday but still is sure that the … More Easter Bunny brings New! Peanut Butter Mini Teacakes