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.....
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.....
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.....
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.....
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.....
We went to the Christmas Fair in Bordeaux today.
I didn’t take a camera so I have no photos.
It drizzled all the while we were there so we didn’t spend a lot of time.
As we left I realized that the only things I … Continue reading.....
It was a busy weekend.
Saturday was the Salon au Chocolat (see below); Sunday was the annual Fall Lunch at the village.
The Lunch takes care of the entire day. It starts at noon and finishes around 4:30. After all the food and wine and … Continue reading.....
I’ve been baking cookies since I was a child.
I’ve baked lots and lots of all types of cookies – drop cookies, cut-out cookies, rolled cookies, pressed cookies, fancy cookies and simple cookies.
I’ve baked them on dry baking sheets, buttered baking sheets and oiled … Continue reading.....
These, along with the Carrot Cake, are the reasons I don’t bake.
There is absolutely no point in making something that is not incredibly delicious.
I mean, why bother baking something that doesn’t taste good?
And, after going through all the work of making it, … Continue reading.....
You may have liked Kermit the Frog, or Miss Piggy, but the only Muppet that ever interested me was Cookie Monster.
I identified with him.
Cakes and pies are all very nice.
Puddings and tarts can be very smart.
But, for me, the Breakfast of … Continue reading.....