Lemon Zucchini Bread, the end of the canal

I’ve been seeing Lemon Zucchini Bread all over the internet these days. Obviously, since it’s the season, I had to try it. I had wanted to try it with yellow squash, but the potager didn’t cooperate and I had to use green instead. Actually, it’s rather pretty. Most of the recipes I’ve seen called for … Continue reading…

Very Cherry Berry Crisp; parties

Cherry Crisp

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 him a bowl of whipped cream and he’s in heaven. I … Continue reading…

Orange Cake with Orange Glaze

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. Since I seemed to be lucky with bundt-type cakes with … Continue reading…

Zimsterne; silence

Zimsterne

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 it could be Swiss or German or Alsatian – which would … Continue reading…

Ginger Chocolate Chip Cookies; lake update

Ginger Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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 at mon mari’s favorite DIY store was a chocolate hammer. … Continue reading…

Butterscotch Ice-Box Cookies

Butterscotch Ice-Box Cookies

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 left in the fridge for a few days, then sliced … Continue reading…

Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal 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 be considered healthy – peanut butter, oats…. Breakfast of champions … Continue reading…