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Not As Good As Pork Cracklins

misadventures in cooking

Monday, July 24, 2006

Gingery Plum Cake

Fine Cooking #80 is here! It looks like a great issue. There is an article on "Simple Summer Fruit Cakes" and this one is similar to the Spiced Nectarine Cake that I made last summer.

This is a nice, homey, comfortable cake. The flavors would be perfect for autumn. Everyone on the Cooks Talk discussion board is talking about the Blueberry-Lemon Cornmeal Cake and I will probably make that too. And the Raspberry-Peach one.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Farmer's Wife's Pecan Cookies

Eric and I went to Half Price Books on Monday and I scored a brand spanking new copy of Maida Heatter's Cookies for $7.99!

First I tagged a whole bunch of recipes, and then I cross-referenced with a great blog that I read every week, "my little kitchen". Finally, I asked Gary to pick the first batch for me to bake. He just wanted cookies and didn't seem to have much preference, so he blindly chose a tagged page. It happens to be one of Cathy's Cookie Panel's Top Ten!

There were other things I should have done this afternoon, but I baked cookies instead. They are very quick to make. Some of my pecan halves on top ended up wompyjong after the dough spread, and I think I'd leave them off next time, because the chopped pecans in the dough seem like plenty to me. The cookies are thin and crisp, and a little chewy too.

I think The Farmer's Wife's Pecan Cookies are great! I wonder what my "tasting panel "will have to say? It's going to be hard to top the reaction I got when I made Nancy Baggett's brownies the other day after reading about them on Cookie Madness. It's so unfair to compare. These are great cookies!