In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Blonde Brownies & No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Drops

Sometimes the title says a lot. Two girls were making different cookies at the same time with me via Skype, getting ready for camping take-alongs. The oldest made the chocolate no-bakes which require bringing ingredients to a boil and undivided attention and a bit of fatherly supervision at the critical time. The youngest made her … More In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Blonde Brownies & No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Drops

Leftover peanut butter frosting? Make Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

Who doesn’t like apple wedges with peanut butter? This is a coffee cake version of that classic combo. Why? Mix-and-match is my middle name. ¬†There was leftover peanut butter frosting which I’d frozen a few days ago after making a batch of my Peanut Butter Wich* cookies for my mum’s birthday. Sunday cake. Formula 1 … More Leftover peanut butter frosting? Make Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Fresh Peach Cobbler

Summer fruits from Eastern Washington farms are arriving in Seattle stores and that means it’s time for a couple generations below to learn how to make cobbler. I suggested fresh peaches as the base today and emailed the recipe. (I hope the girls read it before we get on Skype, but one never knows. At … More In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Fresh Peach Cobbler

New!New!New! juliyya’s Wich. First 3 flavors of a buttery sandwich cookie.

I’ve delayed making my version of sandwich cookies for a long time, maybe 25 years of delay. Why? Because the wire racks look like they’re full of cookies when they’ve come out of the oven and are cooling, then the frosting is applied and suddenly there’s half as many cookies! Make 80 cookies and get … More New!New!New! juliyya’s Wich. First 3 flavors of a buttery sandwich cookie.

In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Drop Biscuits

Today the girls and I made drop biscuits, which is the proper name for the type of super fast and easy biscuits* that I routinely make, either plain, with added ingredients and/or flavor or topping. No buttermilk? No problem as milk soured with a teaspoon of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar works very well. … More In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Drop Biscuits

Dragon Parmesan Garlic Bread, oh yeah.

Experimenting with the various no-knead breads a few times, making thick slices of the best toast ever (IMHO) brought to mind a favorite type of garlic bread. We disdain that soft and mushy store-bought, silvery-paper-wrapped bread that’s chock-full of greasy margarine with garlic salt. Some store-bought artisan breads (thinking of the roasted garlic rustic put … More Dragon Parmesan Garlic Bread, oh yeah.