Fennel Butter Cookies & Mother’s Day Treats

I’m sending my mother her favorite type of cookies, more specifically, cookies she can hide in tins in her bedroom and have whenever she wants one or two, along with a few of my Chocolate Joneses* and a chunk of ¬†Ginger-Date-Orange Coffee Cake with Orange Cream Glaze.** The “hiders” are one of her all-time favorites, … More Fennel Butter Cookies & Mother’s Day Treats

Ginger, Date & Clementine Muffins with Orange Glaze & Tulips

So many photos of baked items are shades and bumps of brown because … well, baking. Muffins are a good example. No matter what you put in them to give them flavor or texture, they come out of the oven brown on top, so I shoot fixings. Sure, the close-up isn’t exactly brown but I … More Ginger, Date & Clementine Muffins with Orange Glaze & Tulips

Date-Topped Fruity Bran Muffins, Made Great Again

It’s time to begin preparations for holiday baking and first that means a look in the back of the fridge for remains from last year. There’s almost always going to be jams, jellies, fillings and other sugared foods that easily survive a year. I found a jar with almost one cup of last winter’s date … More Date-Topped Fruity Bran Muffins, Made Great Again