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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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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Holiday Cookies, Already? (Book Review-Holiday Cookies)

I love cookies and every year I look forward to baking holiday cookies to share with family and friends. The process for which cookies end up in my annual holiday platter starts..well, the day after Christmas. Throughout the year I keep an eye out for new cookie recipes to go along with my tried and…

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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 for Buttery Jam Thumbprint Cookies. Really, is it so surprising?…

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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 my 12 days of Cookies even though Christmas has passed….

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A Cool Minty Riff for #10 on the Holiday Cookie List

Only 2 more cookies after this post for my holiday cookie list and COINCIDENTALLY there’s only 2 more days until Christmas.  Yikes, I’m cutting it pretty close! When I’m in a grocery or cookware store I feel like a kid in a candy store.  I go bonkers.  It’s really not my fault, there is just too much STUFF out there…

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Day 7: A Walk on the Savory Side (Parm shortbread)

Jamie is back from Houston–the first one home for the holiday break!  Kids coming home means its time to stock the fridge and pantry.  Food 24-7!  I decided to make a big pot of soup to chase away the winter chill that has settled in.  One of Jamie’s favorites is Potato Leek Soup.  Flavorful, filling and…

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6 of 12 Days of Holiday Cookies…Halfway There! Pecan Sandies

Day 6 of #holidaycookies!  Another one bite wonder, this time brought to you by the delightful blog Smitten Kitchen.  I have to admit, I love SK but she is making me feel like a slacker.  As I struggle to get my 12 days of holiday cookies completed, multiple posts pop up daily from SK.  She must…

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#5 of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookies!

It isn’t intentional and may be a blogosphere faux pax for all I know.  Like posting multiple pics on Instagram on a single day which my kids tell me I shouldn’t do.  But after posting Sally’s Sesame Cookies I stumbled across another recipe for sesame seed cookies on of all places the Huffington Post.  I did…

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