Happy Holidays – whatever you celebrate.

We still don’t have internet. I am still using my phone as a hotspot. Someone from the phone company stopped by this morning. I got excited and ran out to see if he was here to do the repairs,…. He laughed at me. Laughed!!! He told me that there were a lot of problems all … Continue reading…

Ham Pot Pie

Ham Pot Pie

We’ve all (or at least most of us) had our share of frozen pot pies – usually chicken. This is different. For one thing it used up the rest of our holiday ham. For the other I used purchased puff pastry and only for a top crust. Puff pastry is light, flaky and easy…. All things we … 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…