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Chocolate Toffee Cracker Cookies

Chocolate Toffee Cracker Cookies

These Chocolate Toffee Cracker Cookies are seriously the best. They’re addictive. When I make these, Alex and I polish them off in about a day. Not only are they delicious; they take only 4 ingredients (5 if you top them with nuts), and you’re done […]

My Favorite Cookies – A recipe round-up

My Favorite Cookies – A recipe round-up

‘Tis the season for Cookie Exchanges! And cookies for yourself, and cookies for gifts, among lots of other sweets. Honestly, sometimes it seems like every week is time for cookies. I can live with that. Here’s some of my favorite cookie recipes, from this site. […]

Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies

I like pecan pie, but I don’t love it. Even at its best (and the pecan pie recipe I use turns out well whenever I make it), it’s a little too gooey for my taste. Pecans are my favorite nut, so I enjoy a slice, […]

Giftable Food

Giftable Food

I’ve been sending food gifts to my family and friends for years. During my childhood, we saw my relatives at Thanksgiving and at Christmas. My mom, sister, and I always made chocolate chip cookies, and we would bake so many pecan pies and chocolate pies. One […]

Fudgy Bourbon Balls

Fudgy Bourbon Balls

I finally wised up and stopped making so many cookies and baked goods to ship to friends and family for the holidays. In 2015, I started making these fudgy bourbon balls as one of my food gifts. In every package I send, I give a […]

Maryland Fudge Cake

Maryland Fudge Cake

Every now and then, I come across the perfect recipe just when I am looking for it. Sometimes I see a recipe and think, “I should make that sometime.” Other times I come across a recipe and think, “I can make that tonight!” or “I […]

Nutella Cheesecake

Nutella Cheesecake

I was going to make something for a going-away party, and when I asked what the guest of honor’s favorite desserts were, her friends all said that she loved chocolate and peanut butter, Nutella, and the Brownie Cheesecake that I made last month. So it […]

Fudge-topped Sugar Cookies (Berger-style cookies)

Fudge-topped Sugar Cookies (Berger-style cookies)

A few weeks ago I came across a cookie recipe that I couldn’t stop thinking about. A sugar cookie topped with more fudge than there is cookie. Any time I had a snack, I knew it wasn’t those cookies, and I would wonder: why haven’t […]

Apple Pie Bars

Apple Pie Bars

The weather finally but briefly turned cooler in late September. We took advantage and drove an hour to pick apples. I don’t bother to use Amelia as an excuse. Sure, my 2-year-old had a lot of fun, but I go apple picking for me. I […]

Milk Chocolate Stout Ice Cream

Milk Chocolate Stout Ice Cream

It’s fall and I should be writing about apples and pumpkins and soups. It’s finally cool, and I will cook and write about some of these things soon, I promise. But in the meantime, let’s talk ice cream. I have no particular season for ice […]