| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:16 AM
Magnolia Bakery Chicago
108 N. State Street
Chocolate Wafers Cookies
1 1⁄2 cups sugar
1 1⁄4 cups flour
1⁄2 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
| Dec 16, 2012
Cookies are small bundles of information stored on a computer's hard drive. News to me.
I think of cookies as small bundles of butter and flour stored in a tin and downloaded, frequently.
Apparently cookies do annoying things like traipse around the...
| Dec 19, 2012
Marie Racine of Huntley, Ill., was looking for a recipe she had lost for making fruitcake that contained dried apricots and Brazil nuts.
I did not receive any reader responses to her query, so I decided to do a little research. The recipe world is loaded...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Looking for that "little something" to give your kids' teachers, your neighbors and your hair stylist? Chocolate Chip Cranberry Bread fits the bill, plus it tastes like a million bucks without breaking the bank.
Makes: 2 loaves
Cooking Time: 50 min ...
| Nov 28, 2012
We like a good baking-cookies-with-grandma story as much as the next guy. But it was a breakup story that won our hearts this holiday season.
Victoria Weisenberg, of Northbrook, wrote us with a tale of wooing "a very special man" with a Hanukkah gift...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 10:30 AM
I have an aunt who is famous in the family for her carrot cake. This is partly due to the fact that she doesn't make it for just any old dinner or family gathering. It just magically shows up exactly when you need it. And with its tender cinnamon-...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Melissa Keister of "Sweet Keister's" in Vinton shares her Fruit Salad and Coconut Cupcake recipes
Sweet Keister’s Fruit Salad
· 1 ½ C Apples
· 1 ½ C Bananas
· 1 ½ C Pineapple (canned is fine also)
· 1 ½ C Blueberries
| Oct 1, 2012
| 12:14 PM
Who wouldn’t want to earn a blue ribbon for their baking? Well, we’ve made it easy for you with our yummy recipe for good-for-you Blue Ribbon Oatmeal Cookies.
Makes: 3 dozen
Cooking Time: 10 min
What You'll Need:
- 1 cup all-purpose...
| Apr 4, 2013
You know the Calumet Baking Powder cans in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"? You know — the Calumet Baking cans? Lining the pantry of the film's Overlook Hotel? No, no: The baking cans behind all the carnage! Right, those baking cans. What's that,...
| Apr 4, 2013
We are nothing without our obsessions, and Rodney Ascher's "This American Life"-ish documentary "Room 237" intertwines the obsessive, often risible theories of five very big fans of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining."
Take it one of two ways. One: It's a...
| May 6, 2010
Emily's chocolate mandel bread
Total time: About 1 hour, plus chilling and cooling times
Servings: Makes about 4 dozen cookies
2 1/2 cups (10.65 ounces) flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup canola oil
3 large eggs...