New! Rainbow Jones, A Raspberry Cookie with Lemon Cream Rainbows

This is the name my daughter wanted me to give Sprinkles Jones* and the cookie I dreamed up the same night she suggested it because I was firm on the sprinkles. It’s my Rainbow Jones, the second recent successful experiment! It is a tasty, pillowy soft raspberry and lemon cookie worthy of joining my Joneses, … More New! Rainbow Jones, A Raspberry Cookie with Lemon Cream Rainbows

3-Layer Rhubarb & Orange Cake with Orange Buttercream

Yesterday afternoon I had a bee in my bonnet to try yet another rhubarb and orange cake, using the recipe for the 3-layer Fresh Cranberry Orange Cake* but substituting chopped fresh, local rhubarb for the cranberries. However, I lacked the sour cream and didn’t want to go to the store since it would be too … More 3-Layer Rhubarb & Orange Cake with Orange Buttercream

In the kitchen with juliyya: Bake Sailing with Chocolate Cupcakes and Queen’s Crown Cookies

It was the real deal this past weekend, the 4-H bake sale for a charity, so we got busy with butter and sugars and such. There were eggless chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream to decorate with sprinkles in enough variations to cause little children to argue over who gets the pink, the chocolate, the rainbow … More In the kitchen with juliyya: Bake Sailing with Chocolate Cupcakes and Queen’s Crown Cookies

In the kitchen with juliyya: Chewy Caramel Peanut Butter Chip Bars

I thought we were going to be in full bake-sale mode this afternoon, but it turned out that’ll be next weekend rather than over the Memorial Day holiday. Since we would have been rushed for time to make and decorate both cupcakes and cookies, I had gone ahead and made the frosting for the cupcakes … More In the kitchen with juliyya: Chewy Caramel Peanut Butter Chip Bars

In the kitchen with juliyya: Cinnamon Sugar Rhubarb Cake

It’s still rhubarb-in-the-wild season here, so a couple girlies and I got together this morning to make another type of rhubarb cake to serve warm for lunch. The recipe is in the 2007 Taste of Home Annual Recipes cookbook. We substituted butter for shortening and made a 50/50 blend of milk and fresh-squeezed orange juice instead … More In the kitchen with juliyya: Cinnamon Sugar Rhubarb Cake

Fennel Butter Cookies & Mother’s Day Treats

I’m sending my mother her favorite type of cookies, more specifically, cookies she can hide in tins in her bedroom and have whenever she wants one or two, along with a few of my Chocolate Joneses* and a chunk of  Ginger-Date-Orange Coffee Cake with Orange Cream Glaze.** The “hiders” are one of her all-time favorites, … More Fennel Butter Cookies & Mother’s Day Treats