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?
It is indeed time for another birthday by proxy. Mark handed me a bag of organic dried cranberries during the Christmas baking blitz and this cookie was on the tentative menu. I ruled it out after looking at the number of tins full of cookies and candies on the makeshift tables in relation to the … More Birthday by Proxy: Molasses, Fruit & Nut Chews with Lime Cream Glaze
Friday night dinner was meant to be leanest ground beef with chili seasonings and black beans with accoutrements to make a taco-ish type of salad. I’d already popped the chipotle-cheese potatoes and red bells into the oven, caramelized the onions in the cast iron pan, browned and seasoned the meat when I discovered there were no … More Chili Garbanzo, Long Meal Friday
Just so happened that I had an appropriate ribbon for a tin with five types of my cookies inside on their merry way to somebody with a birthday tomorrow. I had no clue — when I baked a fresh batch this morning of Chewy Walnut & Fruit Bars and four Ginger Snicks with Molasses Caramel … More Cookies and Cats: A Love Story
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
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
You’ve seen them in the main photo. Well, here’s the proof that it was not a one-off. See that zested lime? Can we say “Icing”? My Limey Jones are a very soft, cheesecakey cookie that burst with lime. They’re one of the earliest successes of my Joneses. When you are Jonesing for lime, not just … More The Limeys. Hey, where’s their star?
There is always leftover turkey after the next-day leftover Thanksgiving dinner and possibly a turkey sandwich, so I usually make real McCoy turkey enchiladas. Well, more like real Garcia turkey enchiladas since I learned how to make them in a lesson just for me by the Mexican-native mother of the teenager who babysat my daughter … More Chutney Baby, One More Time
The homepage cookie photo, taken by my mother, is of Limey Joneses. It’s one of my signature cookies, made for an Englishwoman who had a sudden Jones for a soft lime cookie when I told her that I’d developed a whole line of unique, gourmet, soft, iced and decorated cookies that I call Joneses. Incidentally, … More Limey Joneses