Last week some of my art students brought me some fresh picked strawberries which made us hungry for strawberry pie.
A number of years ago I made these cookies for a family reunion and found out that they were one of my Aunt Louise’s favorite cookies….so every time I go to her house I bake them just for her…..and every one else also gets to enjoy them. This year my cousin Elaine said you need to put these on your blog….so I am feeling the pressure 🙂
I had seen this cake in the past and thought I would make it for my family for Easter. My family loves chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting so I thought that would be a good choice for this cake.
Today is my husbands birthday and I asked him what special desert he would like to celebrate his special day. I was thinking an orange cake or cherry pie would be at the top of the list, but he chose oatmeal raisin cookies.
Many years ago I was in Key West sitting by a pool reading a magazine when I came across a recipe for French Rolls. When I got home I tried them a few times and then made them for our family Thanksgiving dinner. From that moment forward, by popular demand, I make them for every family event as well as many other occasions. They are a hit with family and friends.
These are a crusty roll with a soft center.
To me nothing says “LOVE” like chocolate. This is a rich chocolate cup cake with a surprise cream cheese and chocolate chip center. Normally I like them without icing, but if you wanted to make them for an extra special occasion you can ice them.
When I got my first “real job” after school I worked with Evelyn – a lovely lady who also liked to bake and was sweet to share her recipes with me. That was over 40 years ago and I am still using some of those recipes.
On a chilly fall day I love to make soup and bake. Nothing warms you like yummy smells coming from the kitchen. One of my favorite fall cookies are Macadamia and White Chocolate Cookies. They are a delicious combination of pumpkin, spices, crunchy nuts, and sweet bits of white chocolate.
I love fresh fruit in season and right now I am enjoying peaches. Last year I bought a new cookbook by Rosie Daykin called Butter, which is also the name of her bakery. So far I have only tried one recipe in the book which are her cinnamon buns made with peaches and pecans. They are so yummy that I have made them at least a half a dozen times. I like them with fresh peaches but they are also good with canned or frozen peaches if you are craving them in the off-season.
My mother had made soft pretzels when we were young and they were always a treat so a few years ago I started making soft pretzels and pretzel rolls. The nice thing about the rolls is you can eat them as a pretzel treat, a sandwich roll or as a dinner roll. This recipe makes 8 rolls so I always quadruple the recipe, then you can share some and freeze some for later. The original recipe I found in the Food Network magazine.