My friend Sylvia said last week that she’d like one of my cookies that “melt in your mouth” rather than one of the fruit and chocolate chews. I had to think about it for a few days, not wanting to repeat something I’d recently made, i.e., the butter cookies and mini teacakes, but a look … More Vanilla Chocolate Mint Snicks
When my family lived in Tacoma on my grandmother’s little farm from the time I was in 2nd grade through 9th grade, my mother — with the aid of Velda and her kennel across the street — raised apricot poodles with black points. (We also had German shepherds, but that’s another story.) Lots of folks … More Apricot Poodles & Date-Walnut Chews
Last month I bought a package of almond Danish at Trader Joe’s and didn’t like the texture, so I cut it in pieces and froze it with this in mind. Last night it was unfrozen, smashed and topped with custard makings, left to soak overnight in the fridge and then baked to perfection this morning. … More Sunday Almond Strata
A chilly morning yesterday along with Sunday Formula 1 from the Circuit of the Americas in Austin and a Seattle Seahawks game on telly meant turn on the oven and bake some more of those super fast, now-they’re-my-favorite-because-they’re-healthier-AND-fluffy buttermilk biscuits.* I shared three, ate one and refrigerated two. Today I lightly buttered one, put it … More Fried Biscuit Raspberry Shortcake, and Romance of Fall in One Photo
Oh boy! There they were on display in a heap of bags at the Grocery Outlet today, and at a bargain $1.99 each, three bags of cranberries made it into the cart, one for this cake and two for something else. I’ve been waiting to try Ben & Birdy’s Cranberry Upside-Down Cake every since my … More Fresh Cranberries! Time for Ben & Birdy’s Upside-Down Cake
I was gifted with a piano tuning and some hand-picked, organic, Mount Vernon-grown Jonagold apples. There’s nothing quite as pleasant on a rainy fall day as a warm house with the aroma of something delicious baking in the oven. Those three points are related. Today, while raking up another huge pile of those autumn leaves … More Celebrate Fall? Baked Jonagolds with Caramel Rum Ice Cream
Whipped up a fast batch of those low-fat, chewy cookies for an open house in a few minutes, then some DVR’d Formula 1 qualifying for the 5th to last race of the season and later, some Alabama and then University of Washington Huskies football. Add some colorful leaves and it’s a day. Love the leaves … More Oatmeal Butterscotch Chews, Formula 1 & U.W. Huskies Football
I spent some summers during university years as a live-in cook/keeper for a family with a “cabin” in a country club on Bainbridge Island where they spent that part of the year. As with any family, they had a rotating menu of favorites for which the recipes were available for whatever cook was in the … More Mrs. W’s Tamale Casserole. Now with Sriracha. Also leaves, a Seattle crane.