Twelve Days of Cookies

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

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. […]

Not Your Mama’s Graham Crackers

Not Your Mama’s Graham Crackers

For as long as I can remember, I have loved graham crackers.  I can still picture myself as a kindergartener fidgeting in my chair, hands clasped on my lap (trying to look angelic of course), waiting for snack time, a carton of milk and graham crackers. […]

Day 5 Holiday Cookie List:  Not a cookie but something that goes well!

Day 5 Holiday Cookie List: Not a cookie but something that goes well!

I was going to stop at homemade Kahlua but a super simple recipe caught my eye in one of my all time favorite blogs, Smitten Kitchen.  I trust her implicitly so I knew I was going to make this.  This is a knockoff of Baily’s […]

Epic Fail:  12 Days of Cookies: Day 4

Epic Fail: 12 Days of Cookies: Day 4

I have been in a funk this holiday season.  Every time I go to bake cookies I get de-railed.  I thought I would make a final push and get a few more done, but struck by the flu bug put the big kabash on my […]

Like Mother, Like Daughter  Day 3: Dorie’s Blondies

Like Mother, Like Daughter Day 3: Dorie’s Blondies

Hi! Jamie here. I’m back for a holiday season of cookies, Christmas music, and lying on the couch watching TV. If you haven’t guessed by now, my mom is kinda crazy about cookies—especially during the holidays. Although I beg her every year not to bake […]

Variations on a Thumbprint Day 2: 12 Days of Cookies

Variations on a Thumbprint Day 2: 12 Days of Cookies

Who doesn’t like thumbprints? Not me, my kids, my hubby, nor Santa (the thumbprints were always gone from Santa’s cookie plate on Christmas morning).  While perusing the internet for holiday cookie recipes I came across the blog, Chew Out Loud.  Their most requested cookie recipe (hands down winner)  is […]

It’s Crunch Time (Dutch Almond Cookies) Day 1 of the 12 Days of Cookies

It’s Crunch Time (Dutch Almond Cookies) Day 1 of the 12 Days of Cookies

One hundred and thirty three.  Remember that number. Way back in January we took an impromptu trip to New York for my cousin’s birthday.  My cousin’s wife Kathy, baker, crafter, home chef extraordinaire made all of the scrumptious desserts – birthday cake, lemon parfaits and an […]

Happy New Year! Champagne Shortbread

Happy New Year! Champagne Shortbread

New Year’s Eve!  I have never been one to celebrate New Year’s Eve on a big scale.  Every year we talk about going into the City, watching the countdown and toasting in the New Year with the throngs..and yet we ultimately find ourselves staying home, watching […]

Its a Dog’s Life

Its a Dog’s Life

I was so confident I would plow through my Holiday Cookie List.  After all, I usually make a ton of holiday cookies.  But blogging about each recipe threw me for a loop..that and 20+ people for Christmas dinner!  But I am doggedly determined to complete […]