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Browned Butter Molasses Oat Cookies with Maple Icing

Let the baking begin! November is the kick-off to the official start of baking season. Holiday cookies, Thanksgiving rolls, party appetizers, loaves of bread for nice neighbors…the list goes on an on. Soften your butter, get out the cinnamon and the mixer and start baking. A freezer can be a baker’s best friend, as most [...]

Butterscotch Bars

This may be shocking, but I will always pass on chocolate if caramel is available. Chocolate is delicious, but something buttery, brown sugary, and chewy is my preference. You can see how chewy and scrumptious these are from the picture above. They have a lot of butter, but I can sneak one from the pan [...]

Cookbook Review and Giveaway: Guy Fieri Food

I was recently contacted to review Guy Fieri’s newest book, Guy Fieri Food: Cookin’ it, Livin’it, Lovin’it. Now the only thing I know about Guy Fieri is that he has crazy blond spiky hair and I’ve seen him on commercials for TGIFriday’s and for a gameshow on network TV. Knowing only these things, I was [...]

All I want for Christmas are some new cookbooks…

I haven’t forgotten about Treats Eight through Twelve, truly. With stockings to stuff and a pork tenderloin to roast, I got behind. No fear, my cupboards are re-stocked with flour, sugar, and butter, and more treats are coming over the next few days. We have to squeeze them in before we resolve to eat fewer [...]

Interlude: Talking with Chef David Tanis, a last-minute gift idea, and a quick, nourishing dinner

We are almost half-way through the holiday treats, so let’s take a moment to address a last minute gift, and a simple, delicious dinner. As I write, I intermittently gaze out the window at the newly fallen snow. A cluster of bright birds are grazing at the birdfeeder. I’m drinking my favorite tea. My baby [...]