Savory Cheese-Almond Thumbprint Cookies with Fig Jam

My husband picked up one of these cookies from the cooling rack and took a bite. I was sitting in the other room and knew before I saw his face crinkle in surprise and disapproval that he hadn’t paid attention when I told him earlier that these were savory cookies and not the type he […]

Blueberry Chocolate Oat Cookies

  Google never fails to burst my bubble whenever I think I’ve come up with an original idea.  It’s happened a few times before and not just with food.  As a new cyclist 15 years ago, thinking it cumbersome to have to reach for my water bottle on the rack on my bike each time I wanted a […]

Lemon-Ginger Crinkle Cookies

  Hello and Happy New Year!  It’s hard to believe that not only are the holidays behind us, nearly half of the first month is gone.  My Christmas tree, droopy and wilted now, is still up with few remaining presents yet to be delivered.  I am shamelessly using our recent vacation and an impromptu get-together […]

Orange-Cardamom Einkorn Madeleines

  For the past four days my husband and I have been fully engaged in the Christmas rush.  We’re still not even nearly done but we’re ticking items off the list, slowly.  The storm couldn’t keep my husband indoors.  I had planned two days of baking and online Christmas shopping while it poured outside, only […]

Springerle Cookies

  As another year draws to a close, I send to you my warmest, fondest wishes for a Merry Christmas full of blessings, joy, love and a bright and prosperous 2014! This year I couldn’t think of a more fitting Christmas recipe to share than these Springerle cookies.  Having an affinity for old recipes with […]

Ricciarelli: Almond Paste Cookies

  I can’t remember the last time, if ever, I strolled down Half Moon Bay’s Main Street.  In recent years I’ve popped into the Ritz Carlton on the cliffs, have had the occasional lunch near the beach and visited one of the two large nurseries to pick up ceramic flower pots for my backyard but […]

Chocolate Cherry Almond Biscotti

  My larder is at its fullest on Sundays.  Besides the staples–apples, yogurt, bread, salad greens, vegetables–I also stock up on menu-specific items and seasonal fruit.  Lately my grocery bags have been a little heavier from the blueberries, strawberries and cherries I’ve been picking up each week, hoping to be able to bake scones, a […]

Chocolate-Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

  My stove has been doing the strangest thing for the last couple of years.  When the range is warm from the oven or broiler being used, I can’t use the low setting of my front burners without the igniter clicking incessantly.  Over time, I’ve figured out that If I turn on one of the […]