We all had our fun during the holidays enjoying ourselves and making merry, and it’s that time once again to make well intentioned goals, however temporary they might be, and I’m always one to at least make an effort with the R word—resolution. There, I said it. So I thought I would start out with these easy strawberry and avocado fruit parfaits layered with raspberries.Read More →
Still in heart cookie mode, I had to try out one more idea, this time to make heart cookies with pink lace borders. As a kid, I used to always cut out heart shapes from cardboard for Valentine’s Day and paste lace borders around the edges; so I wanted to make a cookie version of those cutouts.Read More →
I really had a lot of fun making these chocolate and pink heart pinwheel cookies. I love hearts, so I thought I would make heart-shaped pinwheel cookies. The cookie mold I used was just improvised, so simple and easy to make. Best of all, it costs next to nothing. You already have the materials sitting in your kitchen. I must say I wasn’t sure how the technique would turn out, or if it would work at all. That’s why I ended up making 3 batches of cookie dough, each time testing a different pattern. To my surprise, all 3 patterns came out fine and all were shaped like hearts.
Brownies are a staple in almost every recipe box and bake sale. Take them a step further with patterns of heart cream cheese swirls and you’ll surely delight everyone. I made the brownies two ways: one batch with a cookie texture and shiny, slightly crackled surface, the other with a cake-like texture and matte surface. Everyone has their own preference, so here are two options to choose from to make this all-time favorite cookie bar.Read More →
Three words to describe these heart shaped shortbread cookies: simple, easy, delicious. There is no vanilla in this recipe. The flavor all comes from the butter so it’s really important to use good quality butter. In fact, there are only five ingredients required to make these cookies: unsalted butter, powdered sugar, granulated sugar, flour and salt. Read More →