Can you hear the song in your mind’s ear? Well, I heard it in mine. I had a couple limes in the fridge. “Put the lime in the coconut” had filed itself into my memory and when I toasted some coconut for a carrot cake (with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting, oh my!) earlier this week, … More New! Put the Lime in the Coconut Snick
I had an urgent visit to the Harborview Senior Care Clinic a couple of days ago. I was very lucky to be seen next morning rather than making a trip to the emergency room (which I do not like) giving me time to make a quick batch of a favorite cookie. I presented them to … More Gratitude Walnut and Cranberry Chews
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 had to make another batch of sweet roll dough over the weekend for some walnut sticky buns so I decided to put a piece of Lindt’s dark chocolate chili bar, my favorite, in the middle of a few pieces of dough and make filled rolls. It didn’t leak! Spicy chocolate! Chocolate and bread are … More Chili Chocolate Filled Sweet Rolls
It’s the birthday of my Dutch friend on the 24th and he and his family had just returned from a trip abroad last night, so I wasn’t sure if they’d be up for cake when my day started. Turns out they were, so I chopped a lot of apples and used my Dutch grandmother’s recipe … More Dutch Apple Cake with Broiled Coconut Frosting & Chocolate Berry Mini Cake
See, it’s like this. That pretty inside-out pizza made yesterday? Well, it was meant to be one part of a sourdough extravaganza. The eco-exterminator was paying a fourth visit to the property where I’ve been living for almost two years. People who know me can be pretty certain that I’m going to bake something when … More Sourdough ‘Stravaganza, Part Deux
There’s still rhubarb in some local gardens, even after the big Rhubarb Cake with Cinnamon Sugar that I made last week for the Bon Voyage/Happy Birthday and block party. I’ve been promising this bread all season, and today was the day. I made it last year with pecans but followed the original recipe* this time … More Rhubarb Tea Bread with Hard Flour
There were apples needing use, so Saturday afternoon I decided to make the Apple Pie Bread Pudding with the baby cinnamon roll base and custard, so me and the big mixer got busy with some dough and a plan. The plan included making a smaller version of the 1955 Pillsbury Bake-Off recipe for Swedish Ripple … More 3 Breads 3. Well, maybe not breads.
It is indeed time for another birthday by proxy. Mark handed me a bag of organic dried cranberries during the Christmas baking blitz and this cookie was on the tentative menu. I ruled it out after looking at the number of tins full of cookies and candies on the makeshift tables in relation to the … More Birthday by Proxy: Molasses, Fruit & Nut Chews with Lime Cream Glaze
I like sweet potatoes baked plain in the microwave sometimes, but for Thanksgiving and Apple Cup and leftovers, I like the gooey version with butter, brown sugar, walnuts and marshmallows. This year I saw a recipe which included a bit of bourbon, no nuts and no marshmallows, so I decided to try it and it … More j’s Sweet Potato Bread, Christmas lights on sun porch