Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Do you have some of those yucky brown bananas lying around. So do I ... or so DID I. Once they start to turn a little brown and spotty the kids won't touch them and I actually just keep them around until they turn really brown and gross looking. It is only when they are brown and gross that their potential to make really fantastic banana bread is unlocked. I like  a little chew to my banana bread. So many recipes are like  heavy and sometimes greasy cake and some people prefer that, but I like … [Read more...]

Inspired Gerbera Daisy


While at work last week, one of my patients had a beautiful vase of flowers. I see lots of flowers and always comment on how nice they are. But on this night,  I was so impressed by a particular flower, the yellow and orange Gerbera Daisy.    I asked if I could take a picture because I knew that it MUST BECOME A COOKIE!  Pardon the iPhone photo in a hospital room, at 10:00 pm, in the middle of winter! :)  How do you think I did? I gotta say, I'm pretty impressed with myself sometimes. … [Read more...]

Cookie Bouquet

Cookie Bouquet

Flowers...Cookies...  I know ... a cookie bouquet!  There can be NO better Valentine's day gift! It is like the best of both worlds. Edible flowers? Com' on. Sweet SugarBelle inspired the marigold and poppy cookies and Cookies with Character inspired the zinnias. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Cookies, Cookies Cookies

Happy New Year 2014 Cookies

This is a compilation of most of the cookies I have made since I started in November 2013. You will notice, the first ones I made didn't get any special treatment in their photographs. But at least I snapped a shot of them for posterity. These are mostly in order of when I made them. You can see how I have improved (or maybe you can't.)   … [Read more...]

Heavenly Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

When I'm feeling in the mood for something sweet (which I am a lot), I run through the list of possibilities: cookies, brownies, ice cream, candy... I return to this chocolate mousse over and over.  It is rich and chocolaty and super satisfying.  You can eat just a spoonful at a time and spread out the happiness or you can more realistically just eat it in one sitting. It is also very fancy! If you need something to impress any dukes or duchesses visiting your home, you can always resort to … [Read more...]