Rachel’s Double Chocolate Chippers

Raise your right hand.  Stand on your left leg.  Hop in a circle and say “I solemnly swear to never share Rachel’s Super-Top-Secret Double Chocolate Chipper Cookie Recipe.  Ever.” Well done!  Are we good?  Good.  ‘Cause these are some seriously delicious cookies, even if I say so myself.  I developed them, if you will, while…

The little things…

There are lots of things that make me happy….raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens! Brown paper packages tied up with strings! But, this makes me joyfully, stupidly, ridiculously happy. This is my sink.  Please note, it is empty expect for a scotch brite pad, liquid soap and a…

Macarons!

Macarons terrify me.  They sit on the plate in all their fluffy glory filled with creamy goodness, beckoning “eat me!” in the hues of a rainbow.  Yet, you begin to attempt to make them and the horror stories quickly emerge.  “Mine were raw”, “Mine were flat”, “Mine were burned”, Mine were to sweet”, “Mine were lumpy” and on…