Let's eat!

Hi. My name's Carol, and I love food. No, you don't understand. I love food. If I were on the Titanic, I'd be in the galley (kitchen) eating up the chocolate pudding and the roasted quail. I go to most events, activities and parties just for the food. The company and the conversation are secondary. Here, I'll try to document everything that goes into my mouth. Aren't we excited? Oh, hey, are you gonna eat that?

Friday, March 18, 2011


A little-known secret: I wanted a cute nickname for my husband years ago, before the kid when we were just newlyweds, so I came up with gingersnap. Kinda lame. I couldn't think of anything cuter. Carrot Top wouldn't do. I didn't even know if he liked gingersnaps.

Turns out, he does--if they're soft and chewy, and homemade, like these from Sweet Pea's Kitchen.

I didn't run into any problems making these--until I took the first batch out of the oven. That is, the bottom rack of the oven. I had put one sheet pan full on the top rack then another on the bottom. All the bottom rack cookies burnt, one beyond recognition; it was harder than a rock to bite into and went in the trash. Had I known this beforehand, I'd have had more gingersnaps to share for the basketball team this coming Saturday.

Oh well, I know now. I will make these again for my friend visiting from Hawaii next month. She loves Oreos and gingersnaps. I've made both from Sweet Pea's Kitchen to rave reviews. She'll love them. Plus, I'll have a lot more to share, now that I know to bake only on the top rack. It'll take me longer to finish--I think I'll make triple the batch--but them's the baking breaks.

Btw, you can find fancy, gourmet turbinado sugar in a regular supermarket like Albertson's. Just don't look in the baking aisle. Sounds illogical I know. I asked a casher there and she hadn't ever heard of turbinado sugar, much less in Albertson's, but something told me to look elsewhere like maybe the health foods aisle. Sure enough, there it was, organic, kosher turbinado sugar--great for coffee and tea, too.

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