Yep, it was the lavender sugar in the jar, infused since St. Patrick’s day and ready for cookies or caramels for the Christmas goody tins, made the answer to the question — what kind of caramels this year? — easy. Lavender is most definitely one of those yes-please or no-thank-you flavors, and for several people … More And today … Royal Velvet Lavender Caramels in the pan
I thought that there’d only be peanut butter fudge made today, but an early start followed by a cleaned and warmed 4-quart pot felt very much like a do-it-now while the pot, spoon and scraper are out. Next, a whole lot of cutting wax paper and wrapping before the fudges join some cookies next week … More Christmas goody making begins with Fudge 1 and Fudge 2
I wrote it a number of years ago, and like to put it up every year. It’s sung by Scottish tenor Andrew McDiarmid, played by me and with an occasional harmony audible. Merry Christmas!
The numbering of the last few posts is directly related to the number of Christmas goodies this year. I’ve sent Mother’s off in the post today. She’ll be delighted, as usual, but also because she’s declared that she will not be baking this year because she doesn’t feel like it. My hunch is that she’ll … More Merry Christmas 1st Tin Out
The recipe was in a grocery flyer. Since I usually make a peanut butter fudge for Christmas but sometimes a maple fudge using real maple cream, and since I read that a Seattle breakfast habit called “Biscuit Bitch” serves a biscuit with peanut butter and maple (which I’ve never tried,) I decided to try the … More 4. Peanut Butter Maple Fudge
They’re butter cookies with cinnamon and spices in them. Some have red hots. They were inspired by a bite of homemade Dutch Spekulaas last week. Mmm.
I was going to say “Easy” but that wouldn’t be the case precisely. There are a number of steps including a very messy one, the result of which is surprising, but with a fondness for chocolate mint and a good number of excellent reviews for something similar made with seasonal peppermint Oreos, I had a … More 1.Chocolate Mint Cookie Balls
It is indeed time for another birthday by proxy. Mark handed me a bag of organic dried cranberries during the Christmas baking blitz and this cookie was on the tentative menu. I ruled it out after looking at the number of tins full of cookies and candies on the makeshift tables in relation to the … More Birthday by Proxy: Molasses, Fruit & Nut Chews with Lime Cream Glaze
My daughter’s favorite ice cream is rum raisin. I invented the cookie I call Rum Raisin Jones around those rum-drunk raisins, and I decided during the Christmas bake that I’d have a go at making rum raisin ice cream without an ice cream maker, using the same freezing process used for the summer fruit creams. … More Drunk Rum Raisin Ice Cream
I knew before the big Christmas bake that there would be another chocolate cake early in the new year as well as which cake it would be. Since I’m thinning the recipes in five, count ’em, five, recipe boxes, it includes recipes for various chocolate cakes. With leftover cream cheese and starlight mints from the bake, … More Birthday Cake by Proxy Tradition: Starlight Double Delight Cake