Archive of posts from 2024

    Chocolate-Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies


    For a quick snack and thank-you gift, I made these filled cookies one evening. Straight out of the oven, they were gooey and delicious, but dried out and got firm later.

    Knickerbocker Glory


    For Passover this year, we were at my brother-in-law’s house, and I planned on making an exciting, frozen treat from the Sweet cookbook. We’ve made ice creams and sorbets in the past for this Jewish holiday, but this is the first time we’ve done assemble-it-yourself sundaes.

    Tahini and Olive Oil Granola


    Dr. S purchased a cookbook recently, called Sababa by Adeena Sussman. It had an interesting take on granola that I really wanted to try. And it was definitely worth the effort.

    Raspberry Pistachio Financiers


    Using up egg whites is a recurring issue when making things like curds, ice creams, custards, etc. Financiers are one way to use them up, but haven’t been a regular in our household. However, with the success of this batch, I may now have a go-to recipe whenever we have a surp...

    Baked Oatmeal With Berries and Almonds


    The recent breakfast compilation from NYT Cooking had lots of exciting ideas for my favourite meal of the day. Unfortunately, this baked oatmeal was a dud.

    Chocolate Olive Oil Cake


    After being invited to Friday night dinner, we were asked to make a dessert that was dairy-free to accommodate an allergy in the host. Dr. S suggested something vegan, but I landed on this olive oil cake with a small modification.

    Magic Key Lime Pie


    Faced with a lot of milk at its best before date, I did what any sane person would do and made condensed milk: two batches, in fact. Read on to see how we used 8 litres of milk in just a few days.

    Holiday 2023 Cookies


    This year, our cookie inspiration came from the New York Times, especially Cookie Week 2023, and the book Fabulous Modern Cookies.

    Mango Chutney Thumbprints


    This cookie called for “Major Grey” chutney, which I had never heard of before. Wikipedia says it usually has raisins, but none of the ones I found included it. To avoid over-stocking on this condiment, I stopped shopping at three jars.