Chocolate Chocolate Mint Cookies

I don’t have my Christmas tree up yet.  I may not even put one up this year.  Mom, if you are reading this…I am not depressed.  I just don’t want to put the tree away come January.  I am afraid it would become an Easter tree… My Chrismas cards are still in their package fromContinue reading “Chocolate Chocolate Mint Cookies”

Wedding Cookies

Wedding cookies.  Or Italian wedding cookies.  Or Mexican wedding cookies.  Or Russian tea cakes.  Or Viennese sugar balls.  Or my favorite, Butterballs. Or as I like to call them…’insert your nationality cookie’.  I like it.  I wonder where they first originated.  I am sure in some circles this is a never ending arguement.  I want toContinue reading “Wedding Cookies”

Butter and Jam Cookies

How is your Christmas shopping going? It’s still early in the game and most people belong in one of two categories.  Group  1) Done.   Done six weeks ago.  Silently gloats about being done, but refrains from shouting it from the mountain tops because it’s Christmas and that would be rude.  Christmas cards are done too.  Check.  Bam!   GroupContinue reading “Butter and Jam Cookies”

And Let the Baking Begin

It is officially Christmas season.  Bring on the Christmas music.  String the lights.  Decorate that tree.  Hang the mistletoe… The time of year between Thanksgiving and Christmas is magical.  Don’t you think?  I am not a fan of the whole shopping scene.  I am one of those shoppers grateful for the Internet and the Fedex man. Continue reading “And Let the Baking Begin”

Cheesy Corn Muffins

OK…wanna know a secret about me?  Just between you and me…are you ready for this? I don’t like the taste of butter.  It’s true.  I never have.  I never will.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s amazing stuff when it is combined with sugar and flour and baked in a 350 degree oven…I wouldn’t bake withContinue reading “Cheesy Corn Muffins”

Garlic Knots…

Um…it’s Monday again.  How did this happen? Yeah, yeah, yeah I know…the sun rose and set 7 times.  The earth rotated or is it revolved?? Anywho it swirled around on it’s axis seven times.  (Rotated…just looked it up, sigh)  The second, minutes, hours, and days ticked on by….that is how we got to Monday.  ButContinue reading “Garlic Knots…”

Penguins and Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Did you know it’s PENGUIN season?  Or as I like to say (apparently) PINGUIN.  I also pronounce it in a New England accent.  It’s strange.  It happens.  I say a lot of words strangely compared to other Ohioans.  But they are normal to me and I am in no rush to correct my weirdness.  Plus,Continue reading “Penguins and Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Biscotti”

Nutty Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  I have a kitten napping on my lap.  His name is Stanley.  He is my new roomie.  I like him.  I think I’ll keep him.  However, he is quite a hindrance on my activity level.  I can’t disturb the cute ball of fur.  That would be mean.  The lyrics to “Soft Kitty” is runningContinue reading “Nutty Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”