New! Hershey’s puts out new Kiss. I make a new cookie. Candy Cane Snicks.

I went looking for my favorite Hershey’s Kisses for Christmas baking, those with dark chocolate covering a mint cream truffle. I couldn’t find them but spied the new (to me, anyway) Candy Cane Kisses and said “Yes, please. I can see a new cookie this year in my Snick line.” The dough has a hint … More New! Hershey’s puts out new Kiss. I make a new cookie. Candy Cane Snicks.

Lemon-glazed Raspberry Scones with Recipe

Recently I reconnected with my sister-in-law who’s settling in for retirement in Moses Lake. (I was maid-of-honor at their wedding 54 years ago!) She and my step-brother have been like snowbirds for a number of years, sometimes in Ocean Shores and sometimes in Arizona. My nephews, their wives and children live in the eastern part … More Lemon-glazed Raspberry Scones with Recipe

Happy Thanksgiving with the old joke

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

Tart Cherry & Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Crumble

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