Sesame Date Breakfast Cookies

Sesame-Date-Breakfast-Cookies

I whole-heartedly support the idea of a cookie for breakfast.  Or a slice of pie.  Or a small sliver of chocolate cake.  You have the rest of the day to pile your plate with veggies.  Let’s make sure those first few moments of the day are good ones.  Sweet ones. I have an unusual predilection [ Click to continue Reading! ]

One Bowl Chocolate Cake

One-Bowl-Chocolate-Cake

I’ve noticed that when people find out I’m a Texan, they assume a few things:  I’m mighty friendly, I love biscuits and barbecue, and I know a thing or two about Southern hospitality.  And none of those things is wrong.  But, I have to admit the hospitality part trips me up sometimes.  When faced with unexpected [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Half Dozen Buttermilk Biscuits

Half-Dozen-Biscuits-Recipe

Last week, I unveiled my new recipe index.  It’s nothing too different than what I had already, but it’s a lot more aesthetically pleasing than my old one, which consisted simply of a list of links.  I didn’t realize all the commotion this would create.  Many of you, with very keen eyes I might add, picked [ Click to continue Reading! ]

1 Dozen Rummy Oatmeal Cookies

Rummy-Oatmeal-Raisin-Cookie-Recipe

Hey, y’all!  I’m back from Texas.  It was glorious, thanks for asking.  September is the month when all 3 of my brother’s kids have their birthdays (well, one is in very late August), so I try to make it home for at least one of the big birthday celebrations.  The excitement that little kids have for birthdays [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mint-Chip-Ice-Cream-Sandwiches

We’ve been stuffing our faces with a scoop of my cinnamon ice cream smashed between my spicy chocolate cookies lately. I tried turning them into 2-bite cookies (by rolling them into ½” balls and decreasing the baking time) to help with portion control, but I can’t quite help but take a bite every time I [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Baklava, Southern style

Baklava-Southern-Style

Growing up, I had a friend who was Persian.  It was at his house that I got my first taste of saffron, emerald green pistachios that squeaked on your teeth, juicy Medjool dates that I wrongly assumed were soaked in honey because they bared little resemblance to the leathery raisins I knew, and yogurt as [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Fig Cake

Fig-Cake-Recipe

When I think of figs, I think of Teva-wearing hippies in Berkeley sitting in trees eating dried figs from the bulk bins of the co-op.  And that’s cool.  Real cool.  I love the restaurants in Berkeley and the food co-ops are even better.  Anyone else having a co-dependent relationship with the daily pizza menu at The Cheese Board Collective?  No?  Just [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Peanut Butter Pie Bites

Peanut-Butter-Pie-Bites

I’ve told y’all once before that I’m very specific about peanut butter pie.  I’m a bit of a purist.  My original recipe is a rich peanut butter pudding tucked into a graham cracker and toasted peanut crust, without cream cheese or chocolate.  You can find my recipe here.  However, it’s high time I posted the [ Click to continue Reading! ]

No-Bake Desserts

No-Bake-Desserts

Just as I was opening the windows to allow the cool sunset breeze to blow in, my Mom called to tell me it was the 26th day of temperatures reaching over 100 degrees in Dallas.  I feel for everyone experiencing the extreme heat right now, I truly do.  I ran into some people visiting from [ Click to continue Reading! ]