Category Archives: cookies


A few days ago I bought a chocolate cookbook at a local thrift store for $5.50 (originally $35.00, what a savings!). This is the cookbook, Bittersweet, by Alice Medrich:

I decided to make the Bittersweet Decadence Chocolate/Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, which seemed very simple. Here’s how the cookies are supposed to look:

However, I have a million-year-old electric oven which does not like to bake things. Also, the recipe said to line your baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. I used wax paper. Two minutes later smoke was pouring out of my oven. So I trashed that batch and tried to bake another batch without lining the baking sheet. So the cookies got burned. Here’s how my cookies looked:

The cookie on the bottom right is flipped over so you can see the charred underside. I was SAD!!! So to console myself I went to get margaritas with Appelina and her man. Hurray for margaritas!!

Leave a comment

Posted by on February 6, 2011 in adventure, cookies, food and drink




In Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles there is a new shop called Paulette Macarons. I think the first location is in Beverly Hills. Hubby picked up some for us, chocolate, lemon, and raspberry. They were SO GOOD. The chocolate was FANTASTIC. I want to go back and try one of each. Here are some pictures. I already ate one lemon before I took the picture. I keep forgetting to take pictures of my food before I start eating.


Posted by on September 28, 2010 in cookies, fun




someone on the plane has peanut allergies so we had a choice of pretzels or cookies. i had the cookies. here is a picture of my Delta cookie.

Leave a comment

Posted by on July 17, 2010 in cookies, food and drink, travel