Hershey’s Kisses & Hugs in Various Thumbprint Cookies

A couple months ago I saw a photograph of the Molasses Gingerbread Kiss Cookie* and saved the recipe in my bookmarks. Not long thereafter my neighbor was heading off to the store and I wasn’t able to go but asked her to get me the Hershey’s Kiss with stripes. While I was thinking of the … More Hershey’s Kisses & Hugs in Various Thumbprint Cookies

Si Abuelita fuera mi compania, entonces I make Mexican Chocolate Snicks

With a little substitution of a word from part of a song I learned in my high school Spanish class, I introduce Version 3, the final and perfected version of my Mexican Chocolate Snick which I’m planning to mail to a birthday girl today as a surprise. These are made with “melted” Abuelita Mexican Chocolate … More Si Abuelita fuera mi compania, entonces I make Mexican Chocolate Snicks

2 Birthday Cakes: Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting, AKA Penuche!

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!

Gingerbread Blondies with Cranberries and Lemon Cream Accents

A medical trip this afternoon means time to make gratitude cookies for essential workers, i.e., drivers and nurses and techs. Since I had an abundance of dried cranberries, the decision was this dense and delicious variation on blonde brownies. Hello, full strength molasses and gingerbread spices. I love fresh lemon and cream cheese frosting on … More Gingerbread Blondies with Cranberries and Lemon Cream Accents

In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Coffee Cakes Galore

“Ooh, an emulsion! Tell me what happens when you whisk the oil and egg. I think it’s very exciting and it’s one of my favorite things to watch when I’m cooking or baking. You are making an emulsion. Watch it.” I said those things when the girls and I made coffee cakes in our separate … More In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Coffee Cakes Galore