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Magical Douglas Fir Shortbread Cookies

Magical, foraged & festive, these Douglas fir (ubiquitous tree of the Pacific Northwest) shortbread cookies with allspice and ginger are sure to delight! As luck or Mother Nature would have it, the unprecedented hot dry summer has spiraled into a…

Much Ado About Elderflower

Divine, ethereal elderflowers delight every sense. An elderflower liqueur and elderflower and honey ice cream might send you into a blissful wonderland. Elderflowers really tickle my fancy. Our unseasonably warm and dry spring has brought on the elderflowers and the…

Springtime Rhubarb Bar Cookies

Bright, flavorful with a sweet-tart palate pleasing thing going on, these easy rhubarb bar cookies are a welcoming springtime treat! It is March now and a very mild winter in the Pacific Northwest has rendered the valley that I call…

Festive Snickerdoodle Cookie

A year round favorite, this Snickerdoodle cookie is a perfect simple treat. A splash of eggnog to the batter adds some festive flair for the holidays. I would love to know what the etymology of the Snickerdoodle is.  What a…

Soft & Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

A holiday cookie worth the effort no matter the time of year. These Ginger Molasses cookies are perfectly soft and chewy! Somewhere along the lines in my adulthood, I have become the chief cookie maker for my extended family.  Funny,…

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