Making chocolate chip cookies after school. I used a blend I made from Gluten Free Cooking School that works pretty well most of the time.
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Thanksgiving Dinner: Turkey: brined a la Alton Brown. Next year: use Sunset’s brine, it’s easier. Stuffing: from Sunset. I used a stick of butter instead of a tablespoon and then drained it off and made the gravy with it later. I used sage instead of rosemary. Next year: use half as many shrooms, cube bread [...]
4 c. fruit (approx half of each) 3/4 c. sugar 3/8 c. / 6 T. flour Pinch salt 2 T. butter Mix fruit, flour, sugar, salt. Pour into prepared shell. Dot with butter. Cover with lattice top, bake 20 minutes at 450 F, reduce to 350 F for another 20 minutes until GBD.
Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies 1 batch favorite brownie recipe (I usually use the Baker’s One Bowl recipe, this time I cheated and used Trader Joe’s; see, I told you it was a love affair) for 9×9 or 8×8 pan 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter 1/4 teaspoon [...]
My stylish friend in Milwaukee introduced me to these Polish donut-like confections, paczki. Her mother and grandmother made them every year the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. Just like we followed my grandmother as she made her famous rolls, or “Clouds” as my brother called them, to measure and write down the recipe, Shelly and her [...]
I always knew I would be That Mom who agreed to make cookies for school functions. Tomorrow is “Friendship Day” and PJ Day (I’m not sure if I or the kids are more excited!), and they’re going to exchange Valentines and get hopped up on sugar, apparently. We hit Michael’s to correct the lack of [...]
I am not a football fan. I did not marry a football fan. And yet, here I sit, married to a football fan. I spend a lot of the season listening to football … things and watching football on Sundays. The Super Bowl Party at the end of the season makes it all worth it, [...]
Tonight we had a Parent Education meeting at school, and the director asked me last week to make lemon bars for the event. I made them last year for another event and she took some home to her husband, who said they were better than hers. Forty years of marital bliss, undone! Lemon Curd Bars [...]
1 large onion, caramelized 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 1 head broccoli, chopped and steamed 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese Pastry Dough Mix 1 c flour with 1 t salt. Add 1/2 c butter (or 1/4 c butter and 1/4 c shortening), cubed. Mix with pastry blender until chunks are no larger than small peas. [...]
I have a slight addiction. A slight cookie addiction. Warm, soft, chewy, delicious. Mmmm! Oatmeal, chocolate chip, chocolate toffee, yum yum. The perfect chocolate chip cookies have eluded me for years, but I’m slowly chipping away at it, and I’m pretty darn close now. They need to be chewy, flavorful, not cakey, not flat and [...]