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Lemon Cookies

  A couple weeks ago my girls put together the cutest lemonade stand.  They spent days painting signs and banners and looking for the best lemonade stand decor.  They had tons of fun and made a little money.  It was a fun way to start off summer. After all their hard work I made Lemon Cookies.  They have become a family favorite, with an unusual ingredient – ricotta cheese.  The ricotta gives the cookie a…

Favorite Easy Scones

This post required  a proper pot of tea, a stack of cookbooks, and the fortitude to sift through various and strong opinions on scones. First we have the difference between a true British scone and what  you will find in a typical American coffee shop.  According to a Cook’s Illustrated article  it’s a fat to flour ratio issue and true British scones rarely have add-ins. They prefer their fat and…

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Last week I made ricotta cheese.  It took 4 ingredients and about 20 minutes of my time.  It’s so easy!  Ricotta is one of those ingredients that comes in a container on the dairy aisle.  It never occurred  to me that  I could make it at home.  I made it for the first time last spring after ordering “toast with housemade ricotta and jam” off the menu at my favorite bakery…

Chicken Enchiladas

  I could eat Southwest, Tex-Mex or Mexican food several times a week.  And usually my family agrees.  A few days ago I put together this chicken and veggie filled enchilada recipe and there were no leftovers.  You could easily make these enchiladas vegetarian by skipping the chicken and adding extra beans or a little rice but my family likes meat!  We just strive for quality over quantity.  For my family of 6 I…

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever

“You make the BEST chocolate chip cookies EVER Mama!”   That may be the one thing my kids agree on.   Do I think they are the best ever?  Probably not. Years ago The New York Times did a piece on that very subject and after lots of research, published what was supposed to be the best chocolate chip cookie recipe .  I tried it.  It was yummy.  It was also very time consuming.  Who…