Hamantaschen

Happy Purim! So I’m a day or two late, but we still enjoyed these magnificent little hamantaschen. Beware: they are smaller than the usual huge deli versions so it’s very easy to keep poppin’ them in your mouth. The cookie is a perfect balance of crunch and chew, and the filling is whatever you want…

Oatmeal Banana Jumble Cookie

The jumble here means anything that looked good in my cabinet. I had regular and golden raisins, dried cranberries and walnuts. Next time it could mean chocolate chips, pecans and apricots. The bananas needed to be incorporated since they were a day or two away from just being tossed and the result was a hybrid…

Emily’s Favorite Cookie

James: Is this your favorite recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies? Emily: Not necessarily, any oatmeal raisin cookie that is delicious is my favorite. Ain’t that the truth! You could put any sort of cookie in front of me and I’d probably be happy, but my all time favorite is an old fashion oatmeal raisin. They’re…

Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip Cranberry Pecan Cookies

This afternoon four girlfriends and I are taking a roadtrip down to my hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina to celebrate wedding shower #2! After emailing them a reminder of when and where to meet, I got an email back from my M.O.H. (maid of honor) asking, “More important question… what baked goods will you have…

Beach Recipes

Hi folks! Yes it’s been about two weeks since the last entry and may be another two weeks before we get another. Here’s the deal: The last week and a half or so I was on vacation. This week I’ve been preparing to go to Denver for the conventions and next week I’ll actually be…

More Than Just A Cookie

Chocolate and Aretha Franklin – those are a few of my favorite things. And on a perfect, thunderstormy summer Sunday afternoon (another one of my favorite things), I baked cookies and sang R-E-S-P-E-C-T loud and clear! But I wasn’t baking just any cookie. It’s a staple in bakeries everywhere: chocolate chip cookies. This all started…