Normally, if given a choice of sweets, I opt for chocolate.
Deep, dark, rich chocolate. The more intense it is the more I like it.
Mon mari, on the other hand, will eat anything sweet. He’s perfectly happy with syrupy, sugary, sweet anything. Hand … Continue reading..... “Very Cherry Berry Crisp; parties”
I baked another cake.
If I’m not careful I’m going to ruin my reputation as a non-baker / non-dessert maker.
As long as the recipes are easy I can handle it…. Usually.
We won’t talk about the debacle with the Caramel Apple Cake last summer.… Continue reading..... “Orange Cake with Orange Glaze”
I had thought that Zimsterne were a Swiss cookie…. At least, that’s what my mother told me. She had a Swiss grandmother.
But borders were a bit blurred back then, around and before WWI. When I looked up the origin of the cookie I discovered … Continue reading..... “Zimsterne; silence”
Think of these as Ginger Snaps (old-fashioned cookie) meet Chocolate Chips and fall in love.
I can’t get chocolate chips, of course, but you get the idea.
When one can’t buy chocolate chips one makes chocolate chunks.
One of the first kitchen utensils I bought … Continue reading..... “Ginger Chocolate Chip Cookies; lake update”
I would call these Caramel Refrigerator Cookies, but it’s my mother’s recipe and she called them Butterscotch Ice-Box Cookies, so there you have it.
Whatever they’re called they are really easy and have a great caramel (butterscotch) flavor.
The best part is they can be … Continue reading..... “Butterscotch Ice-Box Cookies”
I’ve decided to re-post my favorite Christmas cookies. The original posts are so old that they’re not really ‘searchable’ on Google, Bing, etc. (wrong format – don’t ask).
Besides, they’re so good and so easy they’re all worth sharing again, right?
And these could really … Continue reading..... “Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, Chocolate Chunk Cookies”
Yes, I know mon mari is a T1 diabetic.
Yes, I know that a lot of people believe that he shouldn’t have any sugar / carbs / whatever….
In fact, he can eat whatever he wants as long as he takes the appropriate insulin.
In … Continue reading..... “Toffee Bars; the scoop on the lake”
One of the easiest and best desserts of fall.
The scent of apples baking with cinnamon brings back childhood memories of raking leaves and apple picking.
Warm from the oven is perfect, with or without some vanilla ice cream or yogurt.
Leftover apple crisp should … Continue reading..... “Apple Crisp, we’re back…..”
Desserts have never been my ‘thing’.
I bake cookies and tea breads and, rarely, a cake, but that’s about it.
My mother loved baking and hated cooking. Whenever she had a free few minutes she’d whip up a pie or cake or fancy dessert of … Continue reading..... “Caramel Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting, twice”
First: The food
We had a good year with our little plums.
We have both the yellow Mirabelles and red ones the same size that I don’t know the name of. They’re only slightly bigger than a cherry.
I’ve made lots of jam and … Continue reading..... “Plum Crisps, Single Serving Size; News!!!”