Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

On a recent trip to visit my Great Aunt Ruby I had the opportunity to copy down a few more family recipes. One of the recipes was for an oatmeal raisin cookie made with coconut and cocoa powder.  It sounded unique and I jotted it down to play with later.  Well,  later came sooner than I imagined because I could not get the recipe out of my head.  I modified the original recipe by adding a different blend of white and brown sugars,...

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Christmas Cookie Round-Up!!

I’m in a turkey related coma at present, but rather than leave you empty handed I am posting some of my favorite cookie recipes that are perfect for the holidays.  In the weeks to come there will be loads of cookies, cakes, breads, candy, and savoury dishes, but these recipes will get you started! I’ll be back on Monday and we will attack the Holidays head on! Almond and Chocolate filled Butter Cookies Chocolate Chip...

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Butter Croissants

Ready for something a tad more advanced?  It takes time to make, but it is SO worth it. I fell in love with croissant making a few semesters ago in my Laminated Dough class.  Bread making is among my favorite things to do in the kitchen, but making laminated doughs (doughs with butter sandwiched between the layers) tops that.  It takes time to make laminated dough and the process has taught me a lot about being patient in the...

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Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese

Make no mistake, I adore macaroni and cheese. I have posted a recipe here before and it is sublime. It is one of my favorite things to eat, and I love to tinker with my original recipe and see what new variations I can come up with.   This new recipe combines macaroni and cheese with another of my culinary loves,  Tex-Mex food.  Trust me, this recipe really, really works!  How do I know this?  Well, aside from my own judgment in the...

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Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

Growing up we would go to Houston for Thanksgiving and spend it with my mom’s family. We would always have Thanksgiving dinner at my Aunt Ruby’s house, because she had the largest dining room, and the food was always spectacular. Of course, as a child all I was only interested in stuffing, rolls, macaroni and cheese, and pie. Yes, I have always been a carb addict! My Aunt Ruby’s pecan pie is the stuff of family...

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