Tuesdays with Dorie: Greek Honey Dainties

I made the Greek Honey Dainties from page 277 of Dorie’s Cookies for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie. I come from a family that is heavily Italian- my mother is 100% Sicilian, and I’m 50%. I have first cousins who are 50% Greek, but their mother is my aunt- so also Italian, and my aunt…

Tuesdays with Dorie REWIND: Cabin Fever Caramel Banana Bars

I missed this recipe in it’s regular rotation in January this year, and when I showed my husband the list of things I’ve missed in between moving, planning a wedding, getting married, taking a honeymoon and changing jobs (it’s been a busy year!), he picked these. I was skeptical, as I’m not a fan of…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Maple Star Anise Cookies

So, I’m not a star anise fan and don’t keep it in the house. I skipped the star anise and upped the cinnamon and ginger in these a bit. They were so good! My husband thought they were fancy snickerdoodles- hahahaha. Perfect fall spice cookie that matches the weather around here perfectly! Everyone here is…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Spiced Pumpkin Jammers

These were a winner! My  husband was very skeptical when I said I was putting pumpkin filling in a cookie with roasted seeds on top. These actually turned into Spiced Butternut Squash Jammers because I came home from our CSA on Sunday morning with two butternut squash. The filling is with Butternut squash in place…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Devils Food Wafflets with Chocolate Sauce

I’ve been neglecting my blog and Tuesdays with Dorie in recent months. We got married in April, have had a busy summer, and now we’re both back in school (plus us both working full time). It’s busy. But my husband’s company has been complaining about the lack of cookies and Tuesdays with Dorie is my…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Mocha Ricotta Puffs

I’m not new to the game of adding ricotta cheese to cookies- there’s a family ricotta cookie recipe here  that dates back a few generations and is by far the most used page of a family cookbook that spans multiple generations. I happened to have whole milk ricotta in the fridge, so that was an…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Sebastian’s Remarkably Wonderful Brownies

So I have a favorite brownie recipe. They’ve been proclaimed best brownies ever eaten by family members and friends… and then I made Sebastian’s Remarkably Wonderful Brownies. The other brownie recipe? Has big competition! Needless to say, we really enjoyed these. And so did my fiance’s entire office- lots of compliments! This recipe is featured…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Chunkers

All I can say is WOW. These were good. All chocolaty, with a tang from dried cherries and a crunch from the nuts. I think these Chunkers are going to make another appearance this month- scaled down to bite size for the dessert table at my bridal shower! Thank you, Dorie, for another fabulous recipe…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Dulche de Leche

I’m going to be honest- I thought we had marshmallow fluff and I thought we had condensed milk. Turns out I was wrong on both accounts but I did have plenty of fresh cranberries! So the filling is a thick cream cheese icing. These are pretty much heaven- pumpkin spice, cranberry and cream cheese- who…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Crumb-Topped Apple Bars

I made these yesterday, on Tuesday, but ran out of room to post them. We’re full swing into apple season here inMichigan, so it was nice house several local varieties in these. I did make one tiny modification- I added cinnamon to my crumb. These were ever so good! Definitely on the list of apple…