Evie Vinson’s Ranch Cookies & Fennel Butter Cookies for Mother’s Day

I’ve made two kinds of cookies for my mother and this year’s Mother’s Day, the first that she can hide in her room because it’s a crispy, buttery bit of goodness which stores a bit longer than the softer cookies. She’s been hiding sweets that she doesn’t want to share for as long as I … More Evie Vinson’s Ranch Cookies & Fennel Butter Cookies for Mother’s Day

Oatmeal Butterscotch Chews, Formula 1 & U.W. Huskies Football

Whipped up a fast batch of those low-fat, chewy cookies for an open house in a few minutes, then some DVR’d Formula 1 qualifying for the 5th to last race of the season and later, some Alabama and then University of Washington Huskies football. Add some colorful leaves and it’s a day. Love the leaves … More Oatmeal Butterscotch Chews, Formula 1 & U.W. Huskies Football

Cinnamon Apple Pecan Crisp with Plum & Nectarine Compote Ice Cream

Two sour nectarines and two sour plums plus lemon, cinnamon and sugar simmered into a lovely compote, chilled and what have you got? ¬†Well, experimental ice cream. Four kinds of apples, definitely organic, no pesticides, a few creepy crawlies (which have now found themselves at their new home in the compost) and it’s time to … More Cinnamon Apple Pecan Crisp with Plum & Nectarine Compote Ice Cream

Shredded Wheat Muffins with Oats, Fruits and Nuts

Early in the week I sustained some type of trauma to my achilles tendon making it very difficult to navigate, especially up and down stairs. It has ultimately led to more creativity in the kitchen since trips to the grocery store require use of the stairs, I’m wary of further injury and avoiding stairs until … More Shredded Wheat Muffins with Oats, Fruits and Nuts

Date-Topped Fruity Bran Muffins, Made Great Again

It’s time to begin preparations for holiday baking and first that means a look in the back of the fridge for remains from last year. There’s almost always going to be jams, jellies, fillings and other sugared foods that easily survive a year. I found a jar with almost one cup of last winter’s date … More Date-Topped Fruity Bran Muffins, Made Great Again