Category Archives: COOKIES

CHOCOLATE CHIP KISS COOKIES FROM MINDY BIANCA

Here’s Mindy Bianca’s favorite recipe: an unusual Chocolate Chip Kiss Cookie with a “surprise” center. Mindy knows food being a super knowledgeable Public Relations specialist with her own firm Mindy Bianca Public Relations (MBPR). The recipe is oh so easy to make and will wow whoever is lucky enough to be on the eating end.

KNEE PATCHES

Kellie Conklin White shares her grandmother’s recipe for Knee Patches. A sweet and crunch, cinnamon and sugar pastry that her grandmother would make for Easter.

THE SOUTHERN GRIND COFFEE HOUSE’S BUTTERCREAM SUGAR COOKIES

The buttercream sugar cookies from The Southern Grind Coffee House in Gulf Shores, Alabama are as delicious as they are beautiful. The recipe can be altered to make perfect holiday cookies including those for Easter, Christmas and the Fourth of July. The Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area includes many other delights, including oysters, a georgous beach, and The Lodge at Gulf State Park.

GEAR TO GO

Of all the travel products and paraphernalia that Sweet Leisure sampled and scrutinized lately, two rise to the surface like cream. Take one to the beach, the other on the road. But before I tell you about these useful products, I have to add a disclaimer. These are not ads. I am not paid (Damn!). […]

MAMMOTH EATING IN MAMMOTH LAKES, CALIFORNIA

Mammoth Lakes offers vast opportunities for outdoor activities. The Sierra Nevada Mountains provide a winter wonderland for skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. The Lake Basin supplies majestic lakes for fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and swimming. And the entire region is a scenic playground for hiking, biking, camping, photography and exploring nature. But […]

SOUR CREAM COFFEE CAKE FROM ZINGERMAN’S BAKEHOUSE

For many years I’ve been trying to score the recipe for Zingerman’s best selling Sour Cream Coffee Cake. I’ve flashed my press credentials and requested the recipe at both Zingerman’s Deli  and Zingerman’s Bakeshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with no luck. (Well that’s not exactly true. I did feel extremely lucky that Zingerman’s shared a […]

LUSCIOUS RECIPES FROM THE BEST OF THE BEST KITCHENS

The very best (no fooling), the most divine (really) recipes from people and places (all totally superlative) to make for gift giving. (Marvelous to the max!) COFFEE RUB SEASONING MIX A coffee and spice and everything nice recipe from Jim Leonardo, chef of Vinology, the spiffy wine-bar and restaurant in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Recipe HERE.   […]

S.S. CATHERINE RIVER CRUISE SHIP & DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Making a list? Checking it twice? Want to give something much better than nice for Christmas or Valentine’s day or that special birthday or anniversary? Then consider that the most splendid, all-occasion, glory gift that one can give is a trip on the S.S. Catherine. Not a nautical term, S.S. in front of Catherine stands […]

INVERLOCHY CASTLE HOTEL & SHORTBREAD

Glory be. Inverlochy Castle Hotel just won the 2015 Scottish Hotel Award for Hotel of the Year. The property double dipped the prizes by also claiming Restaurant of the Year. Let me tell you why. Built in 1863 as a private home named for the nearby 13th century Inverlochy Castle, the baronial mansion has been […]

GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE CHIP PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES & LIVING ROOM

The cafe is all for the good. Good deeds. Good coffee. Good treats. Good place to be. According to head baker Nate Larson, the cafe’s backstory involves his dad, Barry Larson—the founder of Bridges, an organization providing support services to people with physical and cognitive disabilities. Seems Barry bought a used coffee roaster for a […]