Wednesday, December 20, 2006

VwaV Cookie Extravaganza

Look at me go, two posts in one week! I baked cookies to share with the family over Christmas weekend. They’re not really Christmas-y cookies, but no one has ever accused me of being a traditionalist.

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These are Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies VwaV p. 205. I selected raspberry jam for the filling. This was my first time making them and I will be making them again as they are yummy. Perhaps with orange marmalade next time. If you try these, for the love of god to not use “damp hands” to roll the dough into balls as the recipe suggests. It will turn into a sticky mud that will not conduce to the forming of balls (go ahead, giggle, I said it). Do what I did and spray your hands with cooking spray.

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These are a smaller, chocolatier version of the Big Gigantoid Crunchy Peanut Butter – Oatmeal Cookies in VwaV p.199. I made them gigntoid the first time I tried them out, but thought I’d make them smaller this time around to make them easier to put into tins. Soooooo good. I love this recipe, adding chocolate chips only makes it better, as you’d expect.

I hope to be by all your blogs for a visit in the near future, I need to catch up.

Monday, December 18, 2006


OK, I give in. Finally a post. Sorry I am so lame, my temp job does not allow me to while away hours a day on the internet. Not that that's what I did at my old job (ahem). As you may be aware this is the 4th night of the festival of lights, Channukah. To celebrate I made the traditional latkes and a cheese blintz soufflé. Yes, very not healthy and very not vegan, but this is Jewish holiday food we're talking here.

Here's a picture of the lovely latkes frying in my cast iron.

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Traditionally served with sour cream and applesauce.

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Here you can see the importance and symbolism of oil during this holiday. This bottle was full when I started up the frying pan. :P

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That’s all for now. One of my many New Year’s resolutions will be to become a better blogger. Happy Holidays to all, and to all a good night.