Chocolate-topped cream cheese cookies

Have I mentioned that when my daughters are bored, they go into the kitchen to make something? Not a case of food craving since Speedy and I are often left to finish what they have made. It's more of a need to create something with their hands. And it doesn't really matter … [Read more...]


Christmas cookie series: Chocolate crinkles

This recipe was originally published in January of 2007. I am reposting it because, for some reason, the recipe page does not render correctly -- nothing shows after the title. Really strange. I'm not sure if it has something to do with the most recent Wordpress upgrade or … [Read more...]


Chocolate drizzled and star-studded Christmas cookies

They're butter cookies made from an almost runny dough that spreads into thin discs with flat and smooth surfaces -- almost like lenguas de gato. I baked them last night because my 18-year-old daughter, Sam, wanted to decorate cookies. What she really wanted was gingerbread … [Read more...]


Chocolate chip cookies, the Toll House recipe

Story has it that the chocolate chip cookie recipe was created by American Ruth Graves Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn, in 1933. She later sold the recipe to Nestle. Nestle's bags of chocolate morsels carry the Toll House recipe.Question: Can a recipe that is … [Read more...]


Lemon squares

This is an updated version of a recipe originally published in May 23, 2005.This pastry comes by many names. Cut them into bars and they're known as lemon bars. Bake in a tart pan and it's a lemon tart. Bake in a pie pan and it's known as a lemon meringue pie. I've always … [Read more...]