Three-ingredient Almond Crackle Cookies and A Little Side Eye From Juliet

Three-ingredient Almond Crackle Cookies and A Little Side Eye From Juliet

It is turn-on-the-air conditioner hot here in Huntington Beach. Even tiny Juliet who thrives on two long walks a day just stares at me in disgust when I pick up her leash. Here she is giving me some too-hot-to-walk side eye. It’s certainly not cooking […]

Oatmeal Cookies and a Trash Talking Scotsman

  Sad. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  That kind of sad. That’s what I think has been causing my sense of self worth to crater for the last week. Those menacing dark clouds and torrential rains may have nourished my garden, but they sure tipped my mood […]

Binge Cooking Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

  Uh-oh!  I’m in a dangerous place. I’m binge cooking cookies. Fortunately, I have neighbors who are willing to humor me and take some of my cookie glut off my hands. I recently posted a chocolate cookie recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s new book, Dorie’s Cookies. Now […]

World peace anyone?

  Me, too. These cookies, called World Peace Cookies,  are from renown baker Dorie Greenspan’s bestselling new cookbook,  Dorie’s Cookies. (Buy the book for someone you love. It is a wonderful cookbook with inspired recipes for both sweet and savory cookies.) In the introduction to Greenspan’s […]

Cherry-Pistachio Wedding Cry Babies

  OK. Let’s call it what it is. I’m on a cookie binge and yesterday’s oatmeal cookie plate is sitting on my counter empty. It must have been Juliet. Sweet little Juliet does have a few priors for helping herself to whatever is on the […]

Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

I’ve had a tough week and oatmeal cookies seemed like a good idea. Recipe: Oatmeal Cookies 1/2 C. pecan halves (chopped fine) 1 C. Shortening 1 C. packed dark brown sugar 1 C. granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 t. vanilla extract 1 1/2 C. flour […]