Breaking the Canines

Well, strike two. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. Instead of a cinnamon roll type dessert, I created………. ………..doorstops. I thought it might be my using Almond Milk instead of regular cow’s milk; but the internet tells me it should not make a difference. And it knows everything! I supposed I could try againContinue reading “Breaking the Canines”

Dough, Grease and Powdered Sugar

This is my second attempt with my great grandmother’s cookbook, “Rumford Complete Cookbook.” Whose name I find ironic since they seem to leave a whole lot of information out of each recipe. But perhaps things that are “understood” at the time don’t get passed down with the generations. No times; no temperatures. “Fast,” “Moderate,” and “Slow” ovensContinue reading “Dough, Grease and Powdered Sugar”

Coffee Layer Cake

I have moved temporarily to my great grandmother’s cookbook – “Rumford Complete Cookbook,” published in 1908. Rumford, from the Rumford baking powder company. I’ve never heard of Rumford baking powder. I’ve always used Calumet. Perhaps I just never noticed it in the store. At any rate, this cookbook was originally my great grandmother’s mother’s bookContinue reading “Coffee Layer Cake”

Nibby Nut and Raisin Cookies

I made some cookies yesterday that were not from one of my great grandmother’s recipes ( the photo project I’m currently working on ); but I liked the photo so much, I decided to include it here. I had never heard of a cocoa nibs, (bits similar to crushed coffee beans) so I had to look itContinue reading “Nibby Nut and Raisin Cookies”

Butter Almond Cookie Bars

Unfortunately, this one is delicious, too! Starting this project right at the beginning of bathing suit season might not have been such a hot idea. And that is why I took most of it to my in-laws’ house yesterday. RECIPE 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup soft butter 1 whole egg plus one yolk 1 teaspoonContinue reading “Butter Almond Cookie Bars”