I named these “Vaguely Lemon Gooey Chews” when I invented them in January, but have now perfected them to Definitely Lemon made for a visit with doctor and nurses. I sent most of the earlier batch to my mother, who asked for the recipe but will not be getting it as I have learned to … More New! Definitely Gooey Lemon Chews
As I’m learning the traditions of a Sunday afternoon with three lovely Chinese ladies and lots of Mahjongg, I’ve added a few cookies hoping they’d be found acceptable to those with a different palate than mine. The snacks have been Chinese, individually & commercially wrapped and all new to me. I did notice flavors of … More Chinese Almond Cookies
I made a trip to Lynnwood last week via bus for a couple things that I expected to find at J.D.’s Market, specifically bourma and fresh halwa because it’s Ramadan and they’re typically available during the fasting month. No such luck, but I did pick up a jar of Ariana Sumac, a seasoning widely used … More Sesame and Sumac Naan
I don’t remember the first time “lemon brownies” appeared in a search for some other recipe and I said, “What?” But, since my favorite Mackintosh’s Toffee candy was a chocolate-covered lemon cream and since chocolate is so versatile in flavor combinations, it stuck in my baker’s brain. I made a brownie with multi-colored lemon cream … More Glazed Lemon Brownies. What?
To my surprise, one of the people with whom I almost always share a serving or two of anything I bake and whose birthday is today, told me that he’s not a fan of sugar! He asked that I make his birthday cake with less sugar. By coincidence, the other person whose birthday was Friday, … More Less sugar, please, asked 2 birthday recipients
Not long ago I found a treasure in a Ballard sidewalk “Little Library” where one can give or take a book, a sensible way to share with the neighborhood which works for all ages. It’s called The Roasted Vegetable, was written by Andrea Chesman and is entirely devoted to recipes for roasted vegetable dishes. Already appreciating … More Roasted Veggies with Penne
It’s March 14th, Pi Day. While I had it in mind to make a lemon meringue pie inspired by my friend Ina who made one for her birthday last week, I changed my mind and decided to make a tart instead. Some might call this Lemon Cranberry Bars, but I say it’s a pie. It … More Lemon Cranberry Tart for Pi Day
I saw a mutual friend this morning while I was baking an even-more-original cake than I’d planned for Mark’s birthday. He could attest that my beautiful lemon sponge cake fell into a hot and broken, gooey mess on the counter shortly after I’d turned the tube pan over in the normal manner, hoping that the … More Lemony Splendor Cake, gone rogue
My offer to a neighbor of the leftover raspberry buttercream from the last birthday cake went unaccepted — just at the same time as I found out that I would be having company this afternoon — so I had a little think about what might go well with it besides chocolate cake or chocolate cupcakes. … More Leftover Raspberry Buttercream? Company coming? Make Lemon Cake.
July 6th is my mother’s 88th birthday. Goodies that she loves were sent Priority Mail on the 5th for arrival on her day. They included brownies with dates, huge pieces of walnuts and fudge frosting plus a butter cookie, a dozen mini peanut-butter cookies and an old family favorite called Hawaiian Dream Bars. The latter … More Goodie Box for Mother’s Birthday