These are the most labor-intensive and time-taking of my Joneses, but I knew they would be when I dreamt about making them. Using the maple pecan pralines* I made a couple days ago in the batter and the maple penuche frosting brings an exquisite cookie for a special occasion. This one is in honor of … More New! Maple Pecan Praline Joneses with Maple Penuche Frosting
I’m working on a new cookie for my Joneses, the start of a line within a line to be called juliyya’s Nutty Joneses. In common with all the others, the cookies will be soft and rich and have a specific frosting. Not in common: I leave it to the reader. There is no better place … More Maple Pecan Pralines
First thing this morning, while the coffee was brewing, I was cutting the parchment for these cookies. They’re also known as Hawaiian Dream Bars* in my family, another of my mother’s favorites. I didn’t put butterscotch chips in these, so the coconut is the star. If you’re wondering why I’ve provided them a gender-defining name, … More “Boy Version” Coconut Dream Bars, Recipe
What is it? Guesses will be accepted excepting those who know. All will be revealed tomorrow in the update. Tonight, WordPress imposes a deadline. It’s my favorite non-chocolate cake of my youth, almost precisely as I yearly asked for it. The only change is knowledge, as in I learned something new about making it this … More It’s A Mystery. My Birthday Cake.
It was a dark and stormy night when I bought two beautiful tins full of mixed nuts, mostly peanuts (you know how that goes) but also almonds, cashews and a few pistachios. I kept the tins, perfect for one dozen cookies, gave away one of the packages of nuts inside one tin, and set the … More Chewy Caramel Salted Nut Bars
There was Thanksgiving frost on the stairs and driveway this morning at 8:30. I’m thankful that the threatened snow earlier in the week stayed in the mountains where the snow bunnies and water table may benefit. The first scent of the day was, naturally, coffee, but I’ve just saluted the frost with the aroma of … More Thanksgiving, Great Yearly, Made Great Again