Matcha Butter Cookies for Little Chinese New Year

I’ve had an intention to create a trio of cookies using culinary matcha after I discovered a taste for, first, green tea Frappucino at Starbucks and second, Fred Meyer’s Private Selection Matcha Ice Cream. Last week I bought some culinary matcha and on Saturday did the first experimental matcha cookie in two forms, a butter … More Matcha Butter Cookies for Little Chinese New Year

Hershey’s Kisses & Hugs in Various Thumbprint Cookies

A couple months ago I saw a photograph of the Molasses Gingerbread Kiss Cookie* and saved the recipe in my bookmarks. Not long thereafter my neighbor was heading off to the store and I wasn’t able to go but asked her to get me the Hershey’s Kiss with stripes. While I was thinking of the … More Hershey’s Kisses & Hugs in Various Thumbprint Cookies

Happy New Year with Hasselback Potatoes, Vegetarian Chili and Sharp Cheddar

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

Tart Cherry & Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Crumble

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

Eid Mubarak

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

New!New!New! juliyya’s Wich. First 3 flavors of a buttery sandwich cookie.

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.