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

Sunday, February 19, 2012

black and white heart cookies

one of my favorite desserts has always been a simple cookie.  over the years i have made many different sugar or shortbread cookies, and mostly prefer any of Martha's or Ina's recipes.  it is important to choose a sturdy cookie recipe so that the chocolate does not weaken the cookie texture.

this year, i used Martha's sugar cookie cutout recipe from her cookies book, and then applied the melted chocolate after the cookies had cooled.

sweets for my sweetie....and another happy valentine's day.

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