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Oatmeal Cookie Honey Vanilla Ice Cream Manwiches

Oatmeal Cookie Honey Vanilla Ice Cream Manwiches

    You’ve had one of those classic ice cream sandwiches. The rectangular shaped, paper wrapped treats of vanilla ice cream encased in a pair of soft, pock marked chocolate cookies?  The damp wrapper is slowly pulled away, leaving bits of cookie and ice cream […]

Irish Porridge with Fruit and Nuts

Irish Porridge with Fruit and Nuts

On the days I most want to sleep in, I find myself staring into the dark wondering what time it is.  Falling back into a sound sleep rarely happens as mental list-making begins.  This isn’t something I choose to do, but once it begins, I […]

Apricot Cookie Tarts

Apricot Cookie Tarts

Day 6 of The 12 Days of Cookies brings a recipe featured in the September 1966 issue of Gourmet magazine.  In 1966, I was in the 4th grade at John F. Farragut School in Rota, Spain where my father was stationed.  It was our second year there of a four year assignment and the first that we lived on base.  Days were full of playtime outside after school until we were called in for dinner, and weather very much like what we enjoy here in San Diego.  I’d have another year with my best childhood friend who lived three houses up the street, and two to enjoy some of the most pleasantly memorable years of my life.

Apricots have always been something special to me, and although I prefer them ripe from the tree, I grew up loving them right from the can.  This recipe calls for dried apricots simmered in a simple syrup spiked with a bit of liqueur.  Regardless of the form they take, apricots will always be something I enjoy — especially baked between layers of a brown sugar crumble.  Nothing compares to their perfectly sweet tartness.

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Honey Oatmeal Bread

Honey Oatmeal Bread

So what happens when you’ve been working hard to keep up your own blog (my other one, because this one makes me hungry…) and you spend so much time writing, you fall behind on visiting others’ blogs, drooling over their recipes, learning from their cooking […]