19 Dec 2022: Tikka

Zainab Shah, is among other accomplishments, a food contributor to the New York Times. This easy, weeknight recipe is among the many she has contributed to the Times and other publications as well. The combination of warming spices and the easy prep make this one a definite keeper! Sheet-Pan Fish Tikka with Spinach Zainab Shah…

17 Dec 2022: Concha Cookies

Finding new cookies for holiday baking is a passion. While all of us in this house enjoy traditional cookie recipes, sometimes we’ll find one – or two – that seem to be stand-outs. This recipe for a twist on the Mexican sweet bread, concha, was published in the Washington Post food section and comes via…

16 Dec 2022: NYT M&M Cookies

Eric Kim, a writer for the New York Times Cooking and food sections, shared this recipe for M&M Cookies in the New York Times’ 24 Days of Cookies in 2021. It’s one of my favorites not only because the cookie itself is delicious, but because the entire bag of M&Ms is not used. Definitely enjoyed…

10 Dec 2022: Eggless Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

At this time of the year when baked goods and treats are everywhere, I always try to ensure there are appealing cookie options for our granddaughter who has an egg allergy. Luckily, finding baked treats that are safe for her is not the challenge it once was as there are many excellent allergy-aware and vegan…

06 Dec 2022: Nonfat Gingersnaps

Holiday baking has begun in earnest in our kitchen. Initially I started looking for a cookie to balance out all of the chocolate confections I had been making – something spicy and warming. Leafing through David Lebovit’z Ready for Dessert (page 213), I discovered this wonderfully ginger-forward cookie. Trust me, you won’t have any idea…

01 Dec 2022: Rosemary Shortbread

When she was asked about the secret to making delicious cookies, Susan Callahan, owner of Goodies Homemade’s answer was short and to the point: butter. I would second that. This is Joanne Chang’s recipe for shortbread cookies and can be found on page 146 in her first Flour Bakery cookbook (Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s…