Ms. Corbitt’s Pecan Cake Fingers

The picture in Dorie’s Cookies looked inviting which is why I chose this recipe. This is a different kind of cookie with a base of “marshamllowy, cafe-au-lait-colored meringue” in which flour and chopped pecans are added. The cookie bakes at a low temperature of 275 degrees for a long time 50 minutes. My dough did…

Moroccan-Spiced Chickpea and Noodle Soup

I made this lovely soup for my family on Valentine’s Day. It was a welcome addition to our dinner table. The photo was taken on day two in which the soup became more stew-like as Dorie had stated. I preferred the first night in which the soup was thin and broth like. My husband preferred…

Chocolate-Cranberry and Almond Cookies

I was not particularly looking forward to these but boy was I wrong. These were delicious cookies that were praised by all. Of course the almond lover thought they were grand. These are quite sophisticated with a nice snap which did not get soft over time. Definitely a make again recipe.

Dark Chocolate Pudding

This was a recipe I was looking forward to. I love chocolate and home made pudding is so good. This is a decadent dessert as it is made with whole milk, heavy cream, eggs, bittersweet chocolate and butter. This dessert did not disappoint, it was chocolaty and delicious. I may decrease the amount of cornstarch…

Meatballs and Spaghetti

I manage to cook on time but posting on my blog is still a problem for me. For Cook the Book Fridays we made Meatballs and Spaghetti or in my case Gemelli. We really loved this marinara sauce and meatballs that cooked on the stove for an hour and a half. Not a week night…

Lucky Charm Brownies

This month on Tuesdays with Dorie we are baking brownies, very chocolaty brownies. These are a flourless brownie that is more fudge-like than cake-like. My husband’s favorite part were the amaretti cookies, as you can see he went plentiful on top, no scales were involved for amounts. These were very tasty but very rich. To…

Butter-Glazed Turnips

Turnip is one of those vegetables that I don’t have much experience with. I wasn’t expecting too much with this recipe but we were pleasantly surprised. I bought the purple bottom variety. The recipe was pretty easy and cooked up in about ten minutes. We really enjoyed this vegetable that tasted a bit like a…

Friendship Cookies

Friendship cookies AKA rugelach are a cream cheese and butter dough filled with dried fruit, jam, nuts and chocolate. We have baked rugelach cookies before; this is the same recipe as in Baking From My Home to Yours and Rugelach That Won Over France from Baking Chez Moi. I haven’t met a rugelach that I…

Mint Chocolate Sablés

Like Is This A Keeper, me and my son’s favorite flavors are mint chocolate chip especially ice cream. I was really looking forward to this flavor combination. Like all Sablé cookies, the dough is made, rolled and chilled either in freezer or refrigerator. Kim had mention that she baked them free form instead of muffin…

Brisket with Carrots

I had to make a few changes for this one. I don’t have a slow-cooker so I used the oven method instead. Since I was serving this for our Hanukkah dinner, I didn’t want two potatoes so I left out the sweet potatoes (though I should have left them in for the leftovers). Got to…