Sometimes the title says a lot. Two girls were making different cookies at the same time with me via Skype, getting ready for camping take-alongs. The oldest made the chocolate no-bakes which require bringing ingredients to a boil and undivided attention and a bit of fatherly supervision at the critical time. The youngest made her … More In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Blonde Brownies & No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Drops
Who knew that spreading mayonnaise on the outside of your grilled cheese sandwich instead of butter is a thing? I didn’t, but saw it somewhere and tried it with plain mayo. It delivered the normal crunch we expect to go with melted cheese but I decided to try a flavor extender. I’m a fan of … More Chipotle your mayo for grilled cheese sandwich.
Who doesn’t like apple wedges with peanut butter? This is a coffee cake version of that classic combo. Why? Mix-and-match is my middle name. There was leftover peanut butter frosting which I’d frozen a few days ago after making a batch of my Peanut Butter Wich* cookies for my mum’s birthday. Sunday cake. Formula 1 … More Leftover peanut butter frosting? Make Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake
Summer fruits from Eastern Washington farms are arriving in Seattle stores and that means it’s time for a couple generations below to learn how to make cobbler. I suggested fresh peaches as the base today and emailed the recipe. (I hope the girls read it before we get on Skype, but one never knows. At … More In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Fresh Peach Cobbler
Making biscuits with the girls this week and taking a few photos of bees doing their work on flowers apparently woke the bee in my bonnet overnight. I’m not joking when I say that I prepared the dough while the morning coffee was brewing because I was curious. Also, I’m fond of honey butter and … More New! Peanut Butter Biscuits, My Recipe
Today the girls and I made drop biscuits, which is the proper name for the type of super fast and easy biscuits* that I routinely make, either plain, with added ingredients and/or flavor or topping. No buttermilk? No problem as milk soured with a teaspoon of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar works very well. … More In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Drop Biscuits
Experimenting with the various no-knead breads a few times, making thick slices of the best toast ever (IMHO) brought to mind a favorite type of garlic bread. We disdain that soft and mushy store-bought, silvery-paper-wrapped bread that’s chock-full of greasy margarine with garlic salt. Some store-bought artisan breads (thinking of the roasted garlic rustic put … More Dragon Parmesan Garlic Bread, oh yeah.
I’m not preparing rhubarb desserts anymore (I can’t have them) but since it’s growing all over the Pacific Northwest right now, I thought it might be useful to some new readers if I listed those I’ve made here with the recipes. Right off the bat, I recommend the rhubarb ice cream, the making of which … More Got rhubarb? Recipes, ideas in this blog.
I admit it. I wanted to put the really, really old Albers Flapjack Flour – Peacock Buckwheat Flour serving gadget* in a pic so I took a photo of a slice of cake! One of my nieces says there’s never leftover frosting at her house, which could mean that there’s a deep layer of it … More Leftover penuche frosting? Put it on Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake
One day I was looking at the menu of a local Ballard cafe which sells biscuits either plain or topped with various sweet and savory items. I thought that I saw a peanut butter and maple spread amongst those items and decided to give the flavor-duo a try with my Peanut Butter Butter Cookies. They … More Peanut Butter & Maple Butter Cookies