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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I just love that Victor is retired. Little things like walking into the house after work and having the house smell like fresh-baked cookies just can’t be beat. Seriously can’t be beat. And it works on so many levels… the way the house smells...

Pistachio Biscotti

Pistachio Biscotti 2 3/4 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 cube (stick) butter 2/3 cup sugar 3 eggs 3 tbsp cream of pistachio liqueur 8 oz pistachios, roasted – unsalted 1 tsp vanilla Sift together dry ingredients.  Cream sugar and butter, add eggs one at...

Coconut Balls

New for 2016! 3 cubes butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp c...

Oatmeal Cookies

Last night Victor mentioned that we hadn’t had any cookies in a while. Of course he was right....

Cuccidati

Cuccidati The Filling – should be made a day or two in advance 1 lb dried figs 1 lb dried dates ...

Christmas Cookies 2015

  It’s beginning to look a lot like Diabetic Coma… That means it’s the Annua...

Oatmeal Cookies

I needed a cookie tonight. Several cookies. It’s been a rough couple of days and I needed to ...

Leaving Modica, Sicily, May 31, 2014

One year ago, today, we were boarding a plane in Catania to Rome. It was the end of two glorious we...

Orange Ricotta Cookies

I brought home lots of ricotta yesterday, just in case Victor wanted to make more Zeppoles. I’...

Nectarine Squares

This is a bit of a no-brainer bar cookie that really works well with thin slices of fresh fruit. I&...

Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

    After yesterday’s Coca-Cola Cake Disaster, I had to come up with something new. ...

Snow Day and Biscotti

  I missed the Staff Meeting and Cookie Contest last night. I think I’ve mentioned that ...

Molasses Chews

  Okay… So maybe I’ve been going about this cookie contest wrong. Maybe a simple p...

Butter Rum Caramel Florentines

  I decided to try another cookie after seeing a recipe posted from Smitten Kitchen by my frie...