You’ve seen them in the main photo. Well, here’s the proof that it was not a one-off. See that zested lime? Can we say “Icing”? My Limey Jones are a very soft, cheesecakey cookie that burst with lime. They’re one of the earliest successes of my Joneses. When you are Jonesing for lime, not just … More The Limeys. Hey, where’s their star?
My all-time favorite scraper accidentally moved into beater’s turf for a mere microsecond. Beater shot it down. Thank goodness it remained intact, but broken, and had to have its pointy end surgically removed. The company which made the silicone scraper still exists, so an order has been placed for a companion to the injured helper, … More Boo, Silicone Scraper vs. Beaters
In Santa Monica, not far from McCabe’s Guitar Shop where I was taking a class, there was a small chocolate shop with the best chocolate cookie that I’d ever had in my life. As a sincere believer that chocolate is a food group, I made sure to have them often enough to sustain life. The … More juliyya’s Chocolate Joneses, truly a Star
We have these every year for Christmas and times when the extended families get together. Chopped dates, roasted walnuts, crushed graham crackers, marshmallows all held together with a can of sweetened condensed milk, then rolled in flaked coconut. They mellow for a few days. Then we’re off and away. I threw in some maraschino cherries … More Aunt Clara’s Date-Nut No Bakes, a Star
Christmas cookie platters on display in stores and on lovely tables all over the world include some variation of this classic cookie with a cake name. When I was growing up, we called them Russian Tea Cakes and they were made with chopped raw walnuts. They are also commonly called Snowballs and Mexican Wedding Cakes. … More Mini Tea Cakes, Star of the Day
There is a peanut butter fudge fan club in my family. There’s even a fan of a bowl of peanut butter frosting as a snack (not mentioning any names) in the family. Of the several kinds made over the years, this is the star, made from a Reese’s recipe I found online. Takes awhile. It’s … More Peanut Butter Fudge, Star of the Day
Christmas goodie-making time began on Monday night with an untried recipe which was a result of looking at half a dozen recipes for molasses caramels, choosing the one which appealed most because it doesn’t have corn syrup and having a go, changing it a bit. My family loves molasses and also a dark caramel custard. … More Molasses Caramels, Star of the Day