Sea Salt, Oatmeal and White Chocolate Cookies

Sea Salt, Oatmeal and White Chocolate Cookies

I don’t remember having cookies when I was growing up in Britain in the 1970s. I don’t mean to say that they didn’t exist; in all probability they were around, but in the country’s crowded biscuit industry, with its Bourbons, its  Garibaldis,...
Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Yes, these chocolate truffles are decadent and luxurious but they’re also simple to put together and they will wow a party or an intimate dinner for two. FADE IN INT. MATT AND EMILY’S LIVING ROOM. 2PM, VALENTINE’S DAY. Fast-paced close-up montage...
Salted Caramel Brown Sugar Pots de Crème

Salted Caramel Brown Sugar Pots de Crème

Go ahead, call me a curmudgeon, a cynic, an eye-roller. A grump, a sourpuss, a grumbler. A killjoy, a grouser, a mutterer. A crab, a sorehead, a miserablist. A gloomy Gus, a doubting Thomas. Go on, I can take it.  The truth is, I think Valentine’s Day is a crock...
Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Oatmeal Lace Cookies. So pretty. So crispy. They get their name from the fact that they are so delicate, you can almost see through them – like lace. Fancy! These oatmeal lace cookies have always had a hallowed place in our holiday gift-bag lineup, along with...
Pecan Crescent Cookies

Pecan Crescent Cookies

We make these pecan crescent cookies every year as a Christmas treat – the melt-in-the-mouth, nutty, crumbly treats will please any crowd.  You know a cookie is a classic when every person who tastes one says “Ermahgerd, gramma’s kerkies!”...