I had a day of activities with two of my favorite children last Saturday and I took the opportunity to teach them how to make peanut butter frosting and then use it in two ways instead of one. I’d made a batch of Crazy Cake cupcakes, both regular-sized and minis, and asked the girls’ mother … More In the kitchen with juliyya: Peanut Butter Frosting for Graham Cracker Sandwiches and Cupcakes
Skipping over my last idea for the “next” cinnamon-y biscuit (which was to make all six of a batch — rather than one or two — of the super-fast biscuits into the double-decker crunchy, buttery Cinnamon Biscuits*) came a brainstorm last night for these. I did a search for a recipe online and found none! … More Oh, yes I did. New! Coffee Cake Biscuits!
An experiment in gooeyness is all this is. A low-fat, chewy chocolate chip cookie with a marshmallow baked onto the top of it. Variations on this theme are called smookies and marshookies because they’re a takeoff on those wretched campfire things made with graham crackers, squares of milk chocolate and a freshly-roasted marshmallow. I thought … More Smookie Marshookie Fold-overs
Since it’s Camp Fire mint season and I have leftover Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Covered Mint Truffle Kisses and a bar of my favorite Lindt Excellence Chili Dark Chocolate and since I am baking some cookies to take along with me for a visit with my mother on Bainbridge Island tomorrow, I decided to try a … More New! Vanilla Chocolate Chili Snickerdoodle
As a baker who doesn’t like to make or eat pie crust but is fond of the fillings which go into the shell, and as I will not be preparing Thanksgiving dinner again this year but am making a couple Dutch apple pies for gifts today, I decided to chop some additional apples and make … More Who doesn’t like Dutch Spiced Apple Birthday Pie? My recipe.
“Why don’t you simply make half a batch of raspberry sauce if you don’t need the whole thing?” asked Sylvia after I’d told her that I’d only used 1/4 cup of it in the frosting for the Raspberry Joneses* made a few days ago. Answer: because it takes as long to make a half batch … More juliyya’s Chocolate & Raspberry Surprise Cupcakes. Maybe Cupcake Joneses?
Last month I bought a package of almond Danish at Trader Joe’s and didn’t like the texture, so I cut it in pieces and froze it with this in mind. Last night it was unfrozen, smashed and topped with custard makings, left to soak overnight in the fridge and then baked to perfection this morning. … More Sunday Almond Strata
While Ms. McSquirrel enjoyed leftovers from the party a few days ago, today a smaller pumpkin was roasted, pureed and turned into a pie for three of us to have a dinner slice and another for breakfast, made in a non-traditional manner. Next time I will make the pie they both expected, using famous recipe … More Pumpkin, Dumpkin, Snick Snack
I’m traveling to Portland with my daughter this weekend to visit with long-time friends for both of us. My dearest friend all the way back to University of Washington years, then U.K. years, is over for a short holiday from Herts. We have oodles to discuss including, wait for it, some of my artisan-made cookies … More Cookie Dough Stravaganza
Last night, as dinner was on the stove and with an accompaniment in the oven, I mixed a batch of cookie dough for another experiment in fillings, in high hopes that the result would be the third offering of a peppermint-related cookie trio. There are already two unique and well-proven members of that trio, typically … More Peppermint Cream Snicks, Maybe