Book(s) of the Month: Get your cookie on

December is really the time to break out the cookies – between cookie exchanges, neighborhood gifts, and tables loaded down with favorites lining every hallway in offices around the country, now is the time to make an effort to bring a tasty cookie. Fortunately, I have three books that I turn too when I am

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Cookie Thursday: Chocolate Thumbprints (recipe)

Little A came home from school wanting to make a cookie, so make a cookie we did. I was looking for something kind of quick, and something with chocolate, and after perusing the pictures in Martha Stewart’s Cookies, we chose: Chocolate Thumbprints from Martha Stewart’s Cookies 1 cup, plus 3 tablespoons, unsalted butter, room temperature

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Cookie Thursday: Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes (recipe)

Chocolate Pumpkin CookiesCupcakes? But Gudrun, it is supposed to be Cookie Thursday. Where is the cookie? Well, my loyal readers, I changed my mind today and made cupcakes, mostly because I wanted to use the cute little Martha Stewart Halloween stencils I picked up at Michael’s a couple weeks ago. I mean, look at that,

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Thirteen cooks who inspire me

Food and I have a close relationship – I love talking food, cooking and sharing recipes, and searching out the best local offerings. All this has been influenced by several great cooks and cookbooks. Some have been inspiring me for years, others are fairly new to the game. And for this Thursday Thirteen, 4th edition,

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