Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.

As I share recipes and information from my kitchen, I invite readers to comment and share ideas along with me in this blog. I am looking to increase followers to my blog, so that I may learn more about cooking and gardening.

Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Monday, April 26, 2010


yesterday i baked white chocolate peanut cookies. this recipe is a variation of a recipe i have saved from cooking light magazine, march 2007. they are chunky and nutty cookies and taste amazing, and could be made with chocolate chips, raisins, walnuts or even oats. they are easy to change based on what is available in the pantry.

martha has a similar recipe in her cookies book, and although i haven't tried hers, it looks to be a bit more caloric. this recipe only uses 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, and martha's uses 2 sticks of butter.

i have found by reading similar recipes from many cookbooks, and by changing an ingredient or two, the overall flavor of the cookie will not change, but the calorie count can drop dramatically.

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