Crinkle is Our Crack: Day 4 of 12 Days of Cookies

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Not me, than who? JORDAN stole the cookie from the cookie jar….. According to Jordan, of the trio of cookies Jamie made, this is his hands down favorite.  Every time he walked into the kitchen he would steal another one of these cookies.  Jamie would yell at…

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Swedish Visiting Cake Bars Day 3 of 12 Days of Cookies

If you like almonds you are going to LOVE this cookie. A crispy almond topping layered on a chewy slightly dense cake. Perfect with a cup of tea. A nice addition to any cookie tray. Try to find the thinnest sliced almonds possible, they seem to work better to insure your meringue has a nice…

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Mighty Mouse? No, Mighty Jamie To Save the Day (12 Days of Cookies)

My Christmas present arrived early this year.  The twins are home!  Lucky for me Jamie is in a baking mood and immediately tackled one of our favorite cookie books, Dorie’s Cookies.  So, without further ado… Heeeeeere’s Jamie with Day 3, 4, and 5 of our 12 Days of Cookies Hey everyone! Jamie here. Home for…

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Attention Java Junkies! Coffee Malteds: Day 5 of 12 Days of Cookies

Coffee Malteds from Dorie’s Cookies a hit for all Java Junkies.  The addition of malted milk powder adds a nutty, vanilla, earthy flavor-a touch of Ovaltine in your cookie. To take them over the top Jamie dipped them in chocolate, genius! Print Yum Coffee Malteds from Dorie’s Cookies Ingredients 1 1/2 cups (204gms) all-purpose flour…

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Ho Ho Ho! Yo-Yo’s are here! Day 2 Holiday Cookies

Day 2 of 12 days of Cookies.  I am off to a slow start having posted the first cookie days ago.  But this cookie was worth the wait.  Once again I delved into Ottolenghi’s dessert book, Sweet. I am a sucker for shortbread and their Yo-Yos are just that, buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread…

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Stuck on Sticky Rice (Gnaw Mai Fan)

When the holidays roll around and the feasting begins, you can find me eyeing the array of side dishes on the table.  Yep, scoop me some sweet potatoes, pour on the creamed spinach and pile on the mashed potatoes. While everyone oohs and ahs over the turkey I’ll definitely be focused on the sides especially…

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There’s Always Room for J-E-L-L-O

Do Not Laugh.  Yes, this is a recipe for jello, not the boxed Jello you made with your mom when you were a kid (your job-pour the contents into a big bowl), oh no. The Asian version of Jello, Almond Jello. So good, it brings a whole new dimension to Jello. It’s delicious, light and refreshing.  If…

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Twelve Days of Cookies Starts… NOW (Saffron, Orange and Honey Madeleines)

This holiday season I am determined to post a Twelve Days of Cookies list and I will only stand a chance if I start now. This month Food 52 Baking Club is featuring Ottolenghi’s book Sweet authored with Helen Goh, his dessert partner in crime. As with all Ottolenghi books, this one is beautiful, worthy…

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Food Porn (Kristen Kish Cooking)

I recently received Top Chef Winner Kristen Kish’s beautiful book, Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques from Blogging for Books. Right off the bat I am going to say I am torn. It is a DROP DEAD GORGEOUS book and I am in love with it…but from afar. This is like that “out of my…

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Asian Soul Food (Steamed Pork Patty with Salted Duck Egg)

In Asian speak, this is how we say I love you… “Have you eaten yet?” When my kids come home I get busy in the kitchen making EVERY SINGLE DISH they love. From Soup to dessert I make their favorites. I usually have a pot of chili or spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove while…

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Will Blog for Food (Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook)

I received an e-mail from a publisher a couple of weeks ago. They had come across my blog and wanted to know if I would like to review a book they had coming out. Me? I was flattered (my aw-shucks, you really like me moment). Wait, this isn’t some ploy to get me to buy…

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