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Oodles and Oodles of Snickerdoodles!

Just so you know, Pinterest is good for more than wasting time. Although I only tend to spend a bit of time on this addictive electronic bulletin board once or twice a week, I know now how easily that could escalate, especially if you happen to hit the proverbial mother lode of recipes like I did.

First off, I’d like to explain that traditional Snickerdoodles are one of the tastiest cookies ever. Unfortunately, they’re fairly time-consuming to make. Once mixed, the dough has to cool in the fridge for awhile. Then it must be formed into little balls and each of them have to be rolled in a cinnamon-sugar mixture before being placed on the baking sheet. It’s great to do with little kids, a true exercise in patience, and the results are pretty much worth it. But as delicious as these chewy cookies are, I can seldom be bothered to make them. Continue reading “Oodles and Oodles of Snickerdoodles!”

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Apples, and caramel to dip them … oh, my!

Even though southern Ontario has enjoyed a remarkable lack of snow so far this winter, it seems to me that we’ve had an abundance of dull, grey weather lately.

I don’t know about you, but the damp, dull cold makes me want to burrow in with a good book and some good food. As I let my mind range over all the wonderful possibilities, I recalled a scene from a book I once wrote but have relegated to safe storage in the cloud. In it, two women are reading the diaries of their late mother and they’re ¬†shocked to learn things about their parents’ relationship that they had never suspected. Continue reading “Apples, and caramel to dip them … oh, my!”