I'm really on vacation. Haven't taken one in 10 years. No email. No financials. No reports. Just a lot of flour and butter and cinnamon and sugar. What a perfect day!
People. If you don't bake any other cookie this year, bake THIS one from Two Peas & Their Pod (a favorite place of mine to hang out). I'm a bit at a loss for words to describe them. They're puffy and moist and cakey and a little dense (but not heavy). They're fragrant with orange zest. … Continue reading Advent Baking Week 2 – Orange Ricotta Cookies with Dark Chocolate (updated)
Look what I made the other night - they're all over the web thanks to the publication of THIS COOKBOOK (Dear Santa, please leave this in my stocking even though I'm trying to cull the cookbooks). So, what's with the "Advent Baking" thing? Well, I was thinking about all the tasty cookie recipes that keep… Continue reading Advent Baking-Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies
Muffins are a perfect food. They’re quick, easy to make, generally cheap. Except when they’re not. I get frustrated when they’re more like cupcakes. Using every bowl in your house? Multiple kitchen appliances? 11 individual steps? All kinds of strange and esoteric ingredients? Two hours of your life? Le Sigh. The muffin should be a… Continue reading Saturday Morning Baking – Blueberry Muffins
Why are we wishing her happy birthday? And, isn't she, uh, deceased?We're celebrating because thanks to her, the world has Afternoon Tea.I love tea (afternoon or otherwise). My favorite would have to be Darjeeling (just thinking about it makes me happy)My least favorite is a toss up between the green stuff (any of the green… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Her Grace, Anna, Duchess of Bedford
I have tons of recipes for chocolate chip cookies, but because I love you all, I'm sharing my favorite recipe with you. These are eye-ball-rollingly-delicious. I almost always make a double batch (because it's actually as easy as making a single batch) and then freeze the balls of raw cookie dough. That way, you can… Continue reading Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!!!
I first heard about these “Spreads” from the Food Librarian’s site (if you’re not a regular visitor there, you need to be) and they really appealed to me. They’re originally from the Pioneer Woman (over at Tasty Kitchen) and she tells how when she was a little girl her brother called them “spreads” because you spread… Continue reading Tuesday Night Baking – Spreads Cookies