Before I wax poetic about the topic of this post, I’m going to be honest. When I first had Italian rainbow cookies (aka tri color cookies, aka tri colore), I did not like them. My palate was young and foolish…it did not know the error of its ways. Particularly, it did not have an appreciation… Continue reading Taste the Arcobaleno (That’s "rainbow" in Italian)
I’m sitting at a Starbucks, taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi I get with having one of their Gold membership cards. I’ve become a NYC cliché just for the next hour or so, until my sister frees up from work and we can commute home together. It’s a truly gorgeous day, the first day I’ve… Continue reading The Light Side…Or The Dark Side?
Cookie baking season 2009 came, took me through a whirlwind of baking, then buying packaging and shipping supplies, packaging up the cookies, and finally to the post office multiple times in the past week so that I could send off my little holiday wishes in the form of baked goods to my friends and family.… Continue reading Cookie Baking Season 2009
My friend said to me that these cookies were music in his mouth. Of course, he had them without the chocolate drizzle because I gave him leftovers, which I didn’t bother fancifying. If he had them with the chocolate, I wonder if he’d have said that there was a symphony in his mouth? But more… Continue reading Matilda, Music, and Malfatti
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers, and me…I made these cookies yesterday, when my friend S came over and “stayed in” with me while everyone else partied on Halloween. Since I decided not to go home to my parents’ this weekend, I bought a variety bag of M&M’s (containing fun… Continue reading Someday, We’ll Find It, The Rainbow Connection…
A friend sent me an e-mail tonight, telling me how she was reading along as a woman typed out an e-mail on her blackberry. Of all the lines in that e-mail, the following lines stood out to my friend: “my love life not so lucky. I haven’t found the man of my dreams yet. I’m… Continue reading The Good, The Bad and The Jelly
All day at work, I looked forward to making the butternut squash soup that is the first topic of this post. Today was a very rainy, blustery, cold October day and I kept thinking of how perfect this weather was for my soup and bacon/cheddar scones. Butternut squash is my favorite soup next to matzoh… Continue reading Fall Comfort Food Part II: The Soup and The Cookie
My little army of Kisses. For some reason, Faith Hill’s This Kiss has been stuck in my head on and off since I saw Practical Magic airing on TBS or one of those channels…It was that scene when Sandra Bullock’s character is doing some gardening and suddenly the spell her aunts put on her to… Continue reading "This Kiss, This Kiss…"
Spent pretty much the whole day cooking and baking (and cleaning up after myself)…just as I wanted to do, but I hadn’t quite wanted to do it literally all day. However, the fruits of my labor were indeed sweet and it was worth it. I made the savory crepes with a filling made with a… Continue reading Savory Crepes and a Mention of Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
When I first started this blog, someone on Facebook asked me if I was trying to be the next “Julie.” For those of you who aren’t sure, she was referring to Julie Powell of Julie & Julia fame. Since I love food so much, naturally I’ve been wanting to see this movie, but since I… Continue reading Books and Brownie Cookies