New! Maple Pecan Praline Joneses with Maple Penuche Frosting

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

Southern Pecan Pie for a friend on my birthday, Crispy for me

Having missed an opportunity to provide a friend with birthday goody, I asked what he’d like. Cake? Nah. Pie? Yes, please, real Southern Pecan Pie, dark and gooey, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. As much as I don’t like to make the crust, I did it anyway, making a single butter crust. There … More Southern Pecan Pie for a friend on my birthday, Crispy for me

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

Caramelized Red Bells n Farfalle for Mother’s Day

Yesterday I spent a gorgeous and perfect afternoon in another city with my daughter while Seattle celebrated Opening Day of Boating Season. She and I celebrated Mother’s Day (in part) early with lunch at Rory’s in Edmonds and watched the run-up to the Kentucky Derby at the same time. We Lyfted up the hill to … More Caramelized Red Bells n Farfalle for Mother’s Day