I remember making hamentaschen with my mom when I was younger, but I haven’t made them in years because I’m usually not a huge fan of the cookie. For those who don’t know, hamentaschen are triangle shaped cookies that represent the villain, Haman, of the Jewish holiday, Purim. They are usually similar to a shortbread cookie and are filled with a fruit or poppyseed filling. As a dessert, it’s just never been the type of cookie that excites me. So I decided to jazz it up and make one that does excite me: Funfetti Hamantaschen! Continue Reading
Tis the season of cookies exchanges! I’ve had so many friends requesting recipes to use for cookie exchanges they are participating in. I’ve never been part of one, but I frequently share my Perfectly Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe because it is so easy to make and if you need to make a lot of cookies, easy is so important!
Last year I discovered that Marshmallow Fluff is from Somerville, a city right outside of Boston, and that every year Somerville has a Fluff Festival. I also found out that this festival has a baking contest, so of course I have to enter. If you didn’t see my entry from last year, I made these.
You wouldn’t know it from this heat, but fall is almost here! Fall is my favorite time of year. And to be honest, (unpopular opinion coming…) I’m not a fan of the pumpkin stuff. I don’t drink the PSLs, I don’t eat pumpkin pie, I just really don’t care for pumpkin anything. But Shipyard Pumpkinhead is a super popular fall beer here in Boston. And it’s served in a glass with a cinnamon sugar rim.
When my husband and I finally decided to spend our wedding gift cards, probably like 2 years after our wedding, one of our purchases was cast iron skillets. We got a really large one, and then a smaller 8″ one. My husband spent a lot of time learning how to care and maintain them and learned that we should have separate cast irons for savory and sweet. We agreed that the large one would be savory and the small one would be sweet. Because what one person would need more than 8 inches of skillet dessert? (Oh wait, me. I would.) Continue Reading