A Plethora of Persimmon Potions: Recipes for the bounty

Last year, I promised to share more persimmon recipes, following my post about Persimmon Cookies. I have also written about Steamed Persimmon Pudding and making Hoshigaki at home. With persimmons in season again, it was time to pull out the recipes. I generally use Hachiya for breads and cookies, and enjoy Fuyu in salads. The

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Cookie Thursday: Pecan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

pecan-oatmeal-chocolate-chip This week’s cookie started out with inspiration from Ina Garten’s Back to Basics cookbook, a great addition to any cookbook collection. Ina’s original recipe is Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies, but due to some dietary restrictions in our house (the husband will not allow a raisin to pass his lips), I was “forced” to modify.

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Cookie Thursday: Pumpkin Oatmeal Drop Cookies (recipe)

Pumpkin cookies on a pumpkinAll this talk about pumpkin patches and pumpkin hunting had me craving a pumpkin-based cookie this week. Searching through my cookbooks, I found an appropriate one in The Kid’s Holiday Baking Book, by Rosemary Black. Easy enough to put together in 30 minutes or less, longer with “helpers”, i.e. two young

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Cookie Thursday: Banana-Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies (recipe)

With the new school year upon us, my daughter and I decided that each week we would bake a new cookie together. According to the papers I received from school yesterday, it is a great idea to cook with your kids, as it works on exciting math skills like fractions and measuring. Personally, I don’t

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