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
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
The words “non-GMO” on the package weren’t part of my decision to buy these dates, nor any other word on the package except “medjool.” They were needed for a batch to share of my Date & Walnut Chews, today with a handful of dried cranberries added. I couple days ago my mother and I set … More 6-Cookie Meetup with Mother, incl a Dough-to-Go Dozen. Spring Flowers.
It’s no secret that bran muffins with some type of fruit — dried or made into a filling — are popular at my house. With the discovery that there was only one cup of bran flakes in the pantry, out came the old-fashioned oatmeal to make up for the missing cup of bran flakes. Two … More Bran Banana Oat Muffins with Date Filling
This chewy cookie — which thinks it’s a candy — is the second of the Molasses Trio. They began life with raisins, which I love with molasses, but Mother changed my recipe, put dates in them because she’s not a raisin fan. For wider distribution, no fruit. Always with a lime glaze or, as above, … More Molasses Chews with Lime Glaze, 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
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