Pineapple Upside Down Cookies and other goings on

I had my first physical since high school last week.  I had horrid flashbacks of sitting in the cafeteria waiting for my number to be called so I could either go pee in a cup, have a nurse prod my stomach to ensure I wasn’t pregnant, and/or get weighed in front of the football team.  At least I wasn’t a dude…theyContinue reading “Pineapple Upside Down Cookies and other goings on”

Pecan Sandies With Mini Chocolate Chips

I have lived in my current house (only house, besides the parent’s) for 4 years…Besides the parent’s house, which I have tendency to still call home, it is the longest time I have ever spent in one location.  2 years of dorm life, followed by 3 years in one apartment, followed by 1 year in anotherContinue reading “Pecan Sandies With Mini Chocolate Chips”

Coconut Chocolate Macaroons

These are not what I had envisioned.  Nope.  Not at all. I envisioned lightly browned coconut dollops, studded with mini chocolate chips.  That was the picture I had in my head.  However, what emerged from my kitchen held no resemblance to my original idea.  Zero.  Zip.  Zilch. You see, when you fold chocolate chips intoContinue reading “Coconut Chocolate Macaroons”

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”

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”