Food · Just my Thoughts

Taste Memory

We all have memories. The question is what triggers those memories. Yesterday, I had a taste memory. I have talked frequently about growing up with my grandmother. Holidays were busy times, as they are for most families. Yet, my grandmother would always bake. I made the recipe for sugar rollout cookies this week (see my… Continue reading Taste Memory

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Baking with Splenda

This is an entry that has been in the making for some time.  Back in November, I was getting ready for my holiday baking.  Generally speaking,  I start stocking up on sugar, flour, brown sugar, molasses in September so that I can bake for weeks and not run out.  I also stock up when items… Continue reading Baking with Splenda

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The color pumpkin is one of my favorite colors.  Case in point, the shirt I have on for the big concert tonight – I have floor tickets to see Little Big Town and Carrie Underwood – is pumpkin colored.  My most requested baked good is pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.  My favorite season of the year… Continue reading Pumpkin

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Summer is Here

Okay, so the weather is going to be more spring-like this week here in upstate New York.  However, the end of school year activities – from picnics to Regents exams to amusement partk trips to graduation and graduation parties – are in full swing. I have created a new cookie.  Actually, my pumpkin chocolate chip… Continue reading Summer is Here