The Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie EVAH!

Check out this easy recipe for a chocolate chip cookie for this round of Cook the Books. . . . → Read More: The Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie EVAH!

Biscochitos

Merry Christmas to all….

As I wish you all holiday greetings, I am remembering Christmases past….

I know you get tired of hearing this, but we love New Mexico.    We try to make it every other year at least.   Our last real trip was during Christmas 2011 and it was the best vacation and holiday . . . → Read More: Biscochitos

12 Days of Cookies

I once again am on a quest to be included in our local paper’s 12 Days of Cookies contest. Here are the recipes I sent in. . . . → Read More: 12 Days of Cookies

Chinese Five-Spice Tea Cookies

If you recall, my last post was a Furious Five-Spice Noodle Soup.   I hadn’t had a lot of experience with this spice but I am now in love with it.

The smell of the cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and fennel along with the spiciness of  Szechuan peppercorns made me think how good these flavors (and . . . → Read More: Chinese Five-Spice Tea Cookies

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Wedges

For the Food ‘n Flix film this month, we all watched “Stranger Than Fiction.” I was inspired by Ana’s sultry description of baked goods to make these Chocolate Macadamia Nut Wedges. . . . → Read More: Chocolate Macadamia Nut Wedges

Pumpkin Cookies Galore for January’s Secret Recipe Club

I couldn’t help myself; I had to make three recipes from my assigned blog-buddy this month: Pumpkin Seed Oatmeal Cookies, Pumpkin Shortbread Bars, and Pumpkin Gingersnaps. Do you see a trend here? . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Cookies Galore for January’s Secret Recipe Club

Dulce de Leche White Chocolate Cookies

These are delicious cookies to leave out for Santa tonight. I hope Buddy likes them too because this is my Food ‘n Flix post this month for “Elf.” . . . → Read More: Dulce de Leche White Chocolate Cookies

Ginger Butter Tea Cookies

A very elegant and simple cookie, this is the perfect choice to accompany that cup of fragrant tea. Spiced with ginger and orange zest, this is the perfect Christmas cookie. . . . → Read More: Ginger Butter Tea Cookies

Carrot Cake Holiday Cookie

Another heirloom recipe from the 50s. Cookies for Santa, perhaps? . . . → Read More: Carrot Cake Holiday Cookie

“Cooky” Mix

A recipe for a “Cooky” master mix from a vintage (circa 1955) pamphlet along with a Lemon Drop cooky recipe. (I love being kitschy at Christmas!) . . . → Read More: “Cooky” Mix

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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