spiced chocolate cookies recipe

Spiced Chocolate Cookies

October 29 I have had many cookie disasters in my day. There are a number of things that normally trip me up. 1- Cookie recipes normally call for creaming the butter and sugar. I only got an electric mixer a couple of years ago, so before that, this was a major problem for me. I […]

Blackberry, Peach Cake

September 17 I went to stay at someone’s cabin this weekend and my first thought was that it was the perfect opportunity to bake a cake. I haven’t had very many social situations lately where it would make sense to bring baked goods, so I thought this would be a pretty good excuse to whip […]

Challah with Blackberry Filling

June 18 The first time that I made bread it was a total disaster, it didn’t rise, it didn’t taste very good, but boy, was it exciting. I find it fascinating to watch the yeast activate and froth up, and the dough rise and transform into something completely different. It really is an amazing process […]

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chunks

June 16 We have a really hard time letting bananas go bad in our house. I will only eat bananas if they still have a little bit of green at the top of the stem, but regardless, it seems like no matter how many I buy they always get eaten. Why do I care? Well, […]