Oatmeal butterscotch cookies

The best recipes are those that can be manipulated into personal tastes and preferences. This is one of those recipes.  There are so many alternatives to these cookies that every time they are baked, they can be a bit different.  I found the base recipe from a Better Homes and Gardens special interest publication titled…

Maple spice cakelets

Cakelets have become very popular in recent years, as everyone seems to prefer just a bite for dessert, instead of a large piece of pie or cake.  So having a choice of cakelet pans for every season has become a goal of mine in recent years.  Recently, I found this pan at Williams-Sonoma.  The recipe…

Summer blueberry tarts

The summer blueberries have been so delicious this year, and we have treated ourselves to some delicious tarts with crumble topping.  And, I have to admit, the crumble topping is the highlight of these tarts.  Also, by using some cute tart pans, serving them can have some added fun.  I used my Emile Henry ceramic…

All American Apple tart

Are you already thinking about the upcoming summer holidays?  We have Father’s day this coming weekend and then the 4th of July soon to follow.  I am planning to prepare a classic apple dessert for the 4th this year to celebrate. My husband recently purchased the Le Creuset apple tart pan that I have been…

Ginger Walnut Bundt cake

After seeing so many beautiful cake pans displayed from Nordicware, I just had to prepare an old-fashioned bundt cake at home.  This cake was super delicious, with the recipe coming from the pages of Taste of Home, November 2015.  Even though I often adjust other cookbook recipes, for baking, I always follow the recipe exactly…

Spices, seasonings, and more

The anticipation of growing my summer herb garden is starting to build for me this month.  I attended a gardening seminar a couple of weeks ago, and ever since the excitement of what I will be growing this year in my edible garden has stayed with me.  I always have my regular list of perennial…

Cherry Pistachio Shortbread cookies

Every Christmas I like to try at least one new cookie recipe, and this year I found a recipe in Yankee Magazine which was especially delicious.  My cookie tray looked quite festive with the red and green colors that this cookie contains. I did chill the dough overnight and baked them the next day. Here…

salted caramel chocolate chip cookies

Salted caramel “anything” seems to be super popular these past couple of years.  I have seen everything from candy and drinks to cake with this flavor profile.  I recently found a recipe online at the smitten kitchen for these cookies and just had to sample them.  I had a good occasion to try them this…

Tom’s Mom’s cookies

Located in Harbor Springs Michigan, Tom’s Mom’s Cookies is a wonderful place to visit.  We heard about this cookie shop when watching a travel Michigan television program.  Having won several awards while being in business for more than 30 years, we decided to visit the shop last week. The shop was busy when we visited,…

Red velvet cookies

Do you ever have a cookie craving?  Anyone I ask always seems to be able to tell me an answer to this question–what is your favorite cookie?  I haven’t met anyone who says they don’t like cookies.  Over the past 35 years, I have baked so many cookies I can’t even begin to list them….