If I am going to make cookies on a Sunday afternoon – they are usually going to be chocolate chip cookies or spider cookies. We are out of chocolate chips and we are running low on oats – so both of those recipes were out. I went searching through some […]


Cookies for my Valentine

Last week I was trying hard to post recipes without sugar in support of Sarah’s sugar-free diet. And now it’s a new week and I’ve given up – sorry Sarah! It’s less than a week from Valentine’s Day and I’m in a cookie baking mood. I baked these after the […]


Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think this blog is bad for my health. My sugar consumption has tripled since we started this thing! I was browsing through Nigella’s newest cookbook today and the picture of her chocolate chip cookies made me want my own. I didn’t use her recipe, I thought it was a […]


Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Rounds

My very first cookbook, as an independent woman, was the red gingham Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. It’s the updated version of the one my mom had while I was growing up (which I guess would be the BH&G Old Cookbook!). This is a very basic cookbook, and it’s […]

Christmas, Cookies, From Ruth's Kitchen

Nan’s Shortbread Cookies

When I was a kid, nothing said Christmas like my grandmother’s shortbread cookies. I can’t even describe the joy that they bring me today. I should probably make them more often, but I don’t want to become desensitized to one of the things I love most. I always want these […]

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