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Meringue ghosties

So we have a Halloween dessert potluck at our homeschool co-op tomorrow. I had planned on making owl cookies, but it turned out we were out of butter (what? shocking, I know! I always assume that I have several pounds of butter in the freezer). “Let’s just make meringues,” I said. Mostly thinking that cookies [...]

Children’s Book of the Week: My A to Z Recipe Box

My A to Z Recipe Box by Hilary Karmilowicz, illustrated by Melissa Sweet Ok, so this week’s book isn’t actually a book, but it’s still worth recommending. Henry got this recipe box for his second birthday, and he still loves it. It’s fairly self explanatory: a recipe box, with 26 recipes, one for every letter. [...]

Our Go-To Cookies: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

While we do certainly make a lot of cookies here, and we try to go for variety, if we’re wanting some cookies now, we make these chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. They were originally from an “Everyday Food” magazine, I think. My mom gave me the recipe. I can’t find it online. Here’s what I [...]

Cranberry Buckle

As soon as I saw Elizabeth’s post about making Cranberry Buckle with Vanilla Crumb, I had to make it. I innocently put cranberries on the grocery list, only to be told at the store that cranberry season was over and would not be back until next year. But by then I was obsessed with this [...]

Random Product Endorsement: Architec Mixing Bowls

Recently I found myself with mixing bowl issues. For years we used the glass nesting bowls from Williams-Sonoma. They’re pretty and there are ten of them, so you’ve got all the sizes you need. They were great, until they started breaking. I guess at some point they just had too much wear or something, and [...]

I know I’m big, but…

Yesterday a woman said to me, “Any day now, huh?” and I had to swallow and smile and say, “I’ve got four more months!” She totally backtracked and said something about, “Oh, but you’re gorgeous!” and it was all I could do not to say, “Yeah, whatever, shut up, lady.” (Instead I very diplomatically said, [...]

Signs of the Times

Cookie baking aftermath: About to watch “Charlie Brown Christmas”: addthis_url = ‘http%3A%2F%2Fworldofjulie.com%2F%3Fp%3D2539′; addthis_title = ‘Signs+of+the+Times’; addthis_pub = ”;

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

I always (over-indulgently) let the kids choose what kind of birthday cake they want. This year Henry picked “blueberry cake with chocolate frosting” which sent me in a bit of a panic. I mean, that’s not usually something you see, and I wasn’t really feeling like I had the time to invent a recipe and [...]

Hello, chocolate black pepper cookies!

These are my new favorite Birthday Present cookies (based solely on the fact that I’ve given them to both Scott and Stacey on their birthdays). Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Black Pepper Cookies: YUM. Dark cocoa, espresso powder, black pepper in the dough and then a sprinkle on each cookie, and crunchy turbinado sugar along the edge. [...]

Children’s Book of the Week: All in Just One Cookie

All in Just One Cookie by Susan E. Goodman, illustrated by Timothy Bush This is the book I’ve been looking for! At the beginning of the summer, when I was assembling the Summer Jar, I had the idea of doing things like baking cookies, but learning while we did it, mostly learning about food chemistry [...]

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