Decadence!

Maraschino & Lemon Bon Bon Cookies

These buttery little lemon cookies are rolled inΒ  chopped walnuts and are so pretty with a cherry on top. ~Maraschino Lemon Bon Bon Cookies~ yield: 24-36 cookies 2 sticks butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs, separated 1 Tablespoon grated lemon rind 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2-3 Tablespoons milk 1…

Cami’s Sugar Cookies

“Recipe shared in the spirit of giving, sharing, and honoring friendship!! May they warm your heart (and belly!) as you’ve warmed mine!!” ~Cami Funkhouser ~Cami’s Sugar Cookies~ 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup oil 1 cup sugar 1 cup powdered sugar * Cream the above ingredients until light and fluffy. To this, add: 4 1/2…

Fawn’s Baked Caramel Corn

A friend and fan of ChinDeep contributed this wonderful recipe for baked caramel corn! Thanks Fawn πŸ™‚ ~Baked Caramel Corn~ 1 cup butter 2 cups brown sugar (firmly packed) 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp baking soda 6 to 8 quarts popped corn. Melt butter. Stir in syrup,…

chicken & buttermilk-sage dumplings

This is old-fashioned, winter comfort food. I use spices in my chicken and dumplings that are probably different from what you’re use to, but trust me…the end result is delicious. I always cook my dumplings in a separate pot of boiling stock so I can freely stir my main pot of chicken soup and not…

flourless chocolate espresso torte

~melissa’s flourless chocolate espresso torte~ “What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate. A pound a day often.” – Katharine Hepburn There’s torte, and then there’s my torte. This is the first time I’ve ever shared this recipe. You’re welcome πŸ˜‰ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 1…

Caramel & Chocolate Squares with Sea Salt

Has anyone else noticed the “salted caramel” flavor trend? I first discovered salted-caramel when we visited Nesbitt’s Orchard & Nursery in Prescott Wisconsin this past autumn. They were offering Izzie’s Salted Caramel ice cream. It was love at first bite! Recently I’ve been coming across a bunch of awesome looking recipes that include salted caramel.…

Nana’s Gumdrop Cookies

“Not the buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons!” ~Gingerbread Boy on the movie Shrek The Christmas baking has begun! Today I made my gumdrop cookies. Spicy, chewy and studded with pretty, jewel-toned gumdrops! A perfect holiday treat. ~Gumdrop Cookies~ (makes about 4 dozen cookies) 2 cups sifted, all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking…

limoncello shrimp spaghetti

Here’s a recipe that was created by my dear friend, and professional chef, Ruth Moser. She was the baker in residence at the first tearoom I worked for and is one of the most talented cooks I know. She served this when Jeff and I were dinner guests in her home.Β  It’s a delicious, truly…

Cocoa Toast

Animal Crackers By: Christopher Morley Animal crackers and cocoa to drink, That is the finest of suppers, I think; When I’m grown up and can have what I please I think I shall always insist upon these. What do you choose when you’re offered a treat? When Mother says, “What would you like best to…