Brr. It’s not officially winter yet, but it’s been cold. So I’m offering you some merry and bright stuff. You know, for lifting smiles and warming hearts.  Sweater weather. Cookie accessories! I’ve been cozying up to the warm oven baking. Did you know there’s a difference between dutch process cocoa and regular baking cocoa? I think it was Ina Garten who said, Once you go dutch, you never go back (but don’t quote me on that). I tried dutch cocoa… Read more »

  This weekend I baked. Cream cheese cookie dough     Chocolate dipped cream cheese cookies decked out for a Chanukah party.  I remember my  mom making Cream Cheese Leaves for me to bring to a Girl Scout meeting way back when.  She dipped them in semi-sweet chocolate and then  nestled them in a wax paper lined coffee can. This is my mom’s recipe.   I think they are now her official Christmas cookie.  My mom says she called them Cream… Read more »