Back to reality….


I’m easing (very slowly) back to reality after my cruise last week.  So no new recipe today.  But I did want to share that, for the fourth year, I’m joining the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. If you’re a food blogger, I hope you’ll join me in a fun event for a good cause. For the rest of […]

Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Rosemary Shortbread cookies from

A friend asked me to make some cookies for a get-together last weekend. So, I used it as an excuse to try a new recipe – Rosemary Shortbread Cookies. Delicate little cookies that are wonderful with a cup of tea.  Heck – they were pretty darn good all by themselves!               Now, I’ve […]

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

classic chocolate chip cookies

Who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies, especially straight out of the oven, when the chocolate is still melty – mmm, a little piece of heaven! Based on the traditional Tollhouse recipe, the Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is a basic for every cook. This version features big bittersweet morsels and pecans. I also changed up the sugar to brown sugar ratio a little from the original.

Sugar Cookies for Valentines’ Day

Sugar Cookies - great for Valentines or any time - from

I’ve had this  sugar cookie recipe from Rose Levy Beranbaum for years. Even though they are called ‘Sugar Cookies’, I like them because they aren’t too sweet.  Of course when you add the Royal Icing, all bets are off. During the holidays, it seemed that taking the time to make (and especially decorate) shaped cookies […]

2013 Christmas Cookie

2013 Christmas Cookie

It’s cookie swap week on a scrumptious life.  Tuesday’s post was about the cookie I made for the Food Blogger Cookie Swap – rugelach.  Today’s recipe is the cookie I’m making for MY cookie swap, this weekend.  This is my 3rd annual swap so I DO believe it’s now a tradition! While I needed to […]

fbcookieswap 2013


I made rugelach for Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013. The cream cheese dough produces a cookie that’s not as sweet as many other holiday treats. Not to worry, I added preserves, pecans and chocolate chips so you won’t feel deprived one bit!

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