In keeping with a tradition begun in 2020* with the publication of my daughter’s first book, I presented her yesterday with an edible celebration for the launch of her second book (albeit a month after the publication date.) I’m so proud of her yet again! She’s persevered while also working in a challenging job and … More Brownies for The Launch 2
How’s that for a title? The birthday girl requested the Strawberry Well Cake* with berries and cream in the well, but chocolate frosting and definitely without dots like the one below. She said the family was looking at lower sugar than the last cake I made for them, but she hadn’t realized that angel food … More A Berry Well Birthday Cake
For several years I’ve been making some type of caramel for Christmas gift baskets except for last year. I admit to a bit of pride in making them without the addition of corn syrup, just cream and sugar and butter and some flavoring along with a lot of stirring over heat. I did not intend … More Accidental Chocolate Caramels
I’ve got an appointment tomorrow afternoon so I made some gratitude brownies in advance for the shuttle driver and the heart institute staff. If I didn’t know better, I’d think that the word has got out that I bring goodies to the various doctors and labs in my life these days. The shuttle drivers — … More Triple Chocolate, Double Cherry Brownies
Today (or at least the day I write it, the 24th of November) is the birthday of a special friend. He’s the husband of a friend and the father of two girls who are well represented in my sometime-series “In the kitchen with juliyya.” I’ve made birthday cakes for him and his family since they … More Surprise Birthday Cake, meaning full of surprises
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
Happy Independence Day, today, July 4th, the night when the folks where I live wish that the fireworks were at Gasworks Park with the helicopter flying the flag over a searchlight instead of in the street in the late, late night and early morning. The wish is not granted but that doesn’t stop the abundance … More Happy 4th & Happy 92nd Birthday to My Mum
While it’s true there is no baking involved for these classic cookies, there is cooking and the necessity of taking care with boiling hot syrup, especially when it bubbles and spits as the vanilla is added. Constant attention at the stove is vital to avoid a burned mess for a cookie that doubles as a … More No-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Drop Cookies, Recipe
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.
Because I had a couple idea bees in my bonnet and this cookie is one of them. Light chocolate, buttery, crunchy, hint of rum flavor.