Wednesday, June 28, 2017

TWD/BCM: Les Whoopies

Two weeks in a row!
Let's pretend I'm not a day late.

No special whoopie pan. Little scoop worked fine.
Made the whoopies last night.
But ran out of peanut butter filling - quelle horreur!
Apparently I was overly generous. Didn't seem like it.

So I made the salted caramel this morning. Just for comparison purposes, you know.

Both fillings are amazing.
However, everyone here prefers the peanut butter on the whoopies.

But that caramel?
Get out a spoon.
Totally decadent all by itself.

Firming up in the fridge
The other Tuesdays With Dorie bakers are here.

And now a shoe. Actually a pair. Can't believe I was able to get this picture while driving. I'd seen these the day before and knew where they were, but there was too much traffic to stop. So I set the camera to "sport burst" mode, pointed in the right direction, and hoped for the best. Sometimes you get lucky.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

TWD/DC: Blueberry-Buttermilk Pie Bars AND Dorie's Newest Chocolate Chip Cookies AND MANY MORE

Do you see all those sticky notes?
Each one marks a completed recipe.
That I've failed to blog about.
SO there's some catching up to do.

Let's start with the current recipes from Dorie's Cookies.

DC: Blueberry-Buttermilk Pie Bars
We liked them best warm, with ice cream.
(What a surprise...)

DC: Dorie's Newest Chocolate Chip Cookies
Loved the spices and the texture.

BCM: Streusel-Topped Rhubarb Lime Tart

Didn't have a lime, but made do with some lime juice
and some True lime (a dried lime powder).
Made tiny ones in silicone cupcake liners.
They were good.

DC: Goat Cheese and Chive Cookies
turned out to be perfect with a sausage and kale dinner.
Can I say that cheese straws have long been a Southern
 favorite. These "cookies" are pretty close.
They'd be good with a little dab of jam too.

BCM: Lemon Meringue Tart A New Way
Used the little tart pans.
After 37 years of marriage, it took
this recipe for my husband to tell me that
he doesn't like "lemon pie".
OK then, more for me.

BCM: Plain and Simple Almond Cake
I added some bittersweet chocolate pieces.
And it was perfect timing for early spring strawberries.

My Mother's Strawberry Pie
Every now and then, you've GOT to have an old favorite.

DC: Lemon Sugar Cookies
Fast and easy. 
Note to self: try a little powdered sugar/lemon glaze next time.

Revisited Finnish Pulla
for Easter

BCM: Laurent's Slow-Roasted Spiced Pineapple
Easy. Good. Ice cream. Yes.

DC: Salted Chocolate-Caramel Bars
Oh. My. Goodness. These are amazing.
I highly recommend pecans retrieved from the yard of a friend.

DC: Rose-Hibiscus Shortbread Fans
Another winner. 

DC: Breakfast Biscotti
I always forget how much I love biscotti.
A little drizzle on top makes it that much better.

Actually, I'm pretty sure it was Bread-Machine
Bread from Baking With Julia. That recipe
with the buttermilk powder has become my go-to.

DC: World Peace Cookies
Chocolate and chocolate.
How can you go wrong?

DC: Double-Ginger Crumb Cookies
Not sure if these were "assigned" or if I went rogue.
Heads-up. They were good.

BCM: Olive Oil and Wine Cookies
Unusual and unusual-looking, LOL!
They grew on us after awhile. 

DC: Pfefferneusse
I seem to remember that they were... hard.

DC: Christmas Spice Cookies
A decent cookie-cutter recipe.

DC: Peanut Butter Change-Ups
Very good, nice texture, but not as
peanut-y as I expected.

Well, that's about it. I've been here, just haven't reported it. And there have been a few changes in our life. Our dear dog Lady passed away unexpectedly on the night of January 1st. It was devastating and still hurts terribly. She was well-loved and is very much missed. After a few months, a new dog found us. His name is Jack and he's a 6-yr-old border collie. He's fast, and silent, and doesn't have to eat special food. He's not Lady, but we love him already.

One of the last photos I have of Lady.
We were at the emergency clinic.

We actually met Jack for the first time in the hospital.
And here's a shoe. Since this post was all about looking back, how about a shoe in my rear-view mirror: