In Seattle, Sunday the first of May is the last full day of Ramadan for the year. That means from sundown Monday until sundown on Tuesday is the holiday known as Eid Al-Fitr, one of the two Eids every year for observing Muslims. It’s a day to wish them Eid Mubarak or Happy Eid. The … More It’s Eid al-Fitr, Ramadan 2022 ends. Eid Mubarak
The title says it all, for once, but double up on the Happy New Year. Closeup shows how each slice of the hasselbacked spud has a spoonful of homemade veggie chili and the whole thing is topped with grated sharp cheddar and popped back into the oven to melt. Blog post explaining how to hasselback … More Happy New Year with Hasselback Potatoes, Vegetarian Chili and Sharp Cheddar
For Veterans’ Day this year, I experimented with flavors in this quick bread, using whole rather than chopped dried tart cherries, chocolate chips, unsweetened applesauce for a smooth texture and a fresh orange crumble on top. It’s raining in Seattle today. (Surprise, surprise.) A great day for a slice of warm and a bit gooey … More Tart Cherry & Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Crumble
To my friends and those celebrating Eid Al-Fitr as Ramadan 2021 ends beginning at sunset tonight in Seattle, May 12th, I wish you all a Blessed Eid. Today I made this Crazy Cake with Penuche frosting, a sprinkle of Sprouts’ Chocolate Gems and used my Arabic writing skills for the wish: Eid Mubarak. The cake … More Eid Mubarak
I’ve delayed making my version of sandwich cookies for a long time, maybe 25 years of delay. Why? Because the wire racks look like they’re full of cookies when they’ve come out of the oven and are cooling, then the frosting is applied and suddenly there’s half as many cookies! Make 80 cookies and get … More New!New!New! juliyya’s Wich. First 3 flavors of a buttery sandwich cookie.
Yep, this is the second cookie idea which I decided to manifest this week. Years and years ago I found a recipe in a magazine for pecan bars and made them for Christmas goody tins a couple times. They were tasty, but made in a jelly-roll pan. Perhaps readers are acquainted with the fact that … More New! Pecan Pie Cookies
My mother is excited by this news. She’s a big fan of my mini-teacakes and peanut butter and will be the first recipient and tester of the small batch of this cookie which I dreamed up yesterday. She will have to wait until U.S.P.S. delivers the goodies on Tuesday but still is sure that the … More Easter Bunny brings New! Peanut Butter Mini Teacakes
Because of the risks associated with socializing for someone my age and the country-wide measures finally being taken to flatten the risk curve, I find myself doing more of what I do to relieve stress: baking. Last night I was chatting with my mother on the phone and she mentioned that she’d finished off the … More New! Maple Mini Teacakes & Maple Butter Cookies
Stressed out? Try a nice brisk walk in the morning light and then bake the rest of the day. I’m calling it early St. Patrick’s Day gift pack for Mother and a couple other cookie testers. I was already on an “orange kick” a couple days ago when the decision was made after a phone … More New! Orange Pistachio Butter Cookies! Orange Minis! Mint Candy Brownies!
I’ve been on an orange “kick” for awhile, starting with gooey clementine cinnamon rolls* and then orange bread pudding** during which I used a different process for incorporating the orange zest into the batters. I decided to try it with my own butter cookie recipe and see what happens. Well, it worked and the cookies? … More New! Orange Butter Cookies