My New Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I’ve nev­er met a choco­late chip cook­ie I didn’t like”? Chewy, crisp, cakey, thin — doesn’t mat­ter as long as there’s choco­late involved?! Well, I love a good choco­late chip cook­ie — but I pre­fer a great choco­late chip cook­ie … don’t you?

My favorite type of choco­late chip cook­ie, whether thick or thin, is Con­tin­ue read­ing

Washington Cherry Upside-Down Cake

Oh my. Cher­ry Upside-Down Cake. You real­ly must taste it.

Peo­ple often ask me — “why ‘Food for a Year’? Do you make meal plans? Do you show peo­ple how to store up enough food for a year?”.…  I think this recipe a good way to answer that ques­tion. Our years are filled with tra­di­tions, sea­sons, cel­e­bra­tions, trav­el, sched­ules, work, monot­o­ny and once-in-a-life­time moments. And this Cher­ry Upside-Down Cake blends sev­er­al of these into one gor­geous, mem­o­rable dessert.

While on our recent stay in Wash­ing­ton State (Orcas Island to be exact), my friend, Ang­ie, joined us for sev­er­al days. It just so hap­pened that her stay was dur­ing our shared birth­day week — which can only mean one thing :: cake. Con­tin­ue read­ing

BEST NYC Sweets, 6 Bakeries in 4 Days

While vis­it­ing NYC (for the first time ever) last week, I checked out a list of bak­eries. In all, hub­by & I vis­it­ed 6 bak­eries and tast­ed 15 cook­ies, 3 mac­a­roons, 2 scones, one muf­fin, 7 cup­cakes, 1 slab cake and a bowl of banana pud­ding. Now that’s a list of sweets!! (It was only there 3½ days peo­ple — isn’t that crim­i­nal?!) Con­tin­ue read­ing

Chocolate Briefcase Cake :: a FFAY recipe for Sinkology

Look­ing for the per­fect acces­so­ry to go with some much need­ed P & Q?? Or you want a sim­ple but spe­cial dessert for the fam­i­ly? Or you just LOVE choco­late cake — and are always up for try­ing a new choco­late cake recipe? Well, this choco­late cake is SURE to be just the thing you need. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Fresh Washington Apple Crisp w/ Cinnamon Streusel Biscuit Crust

While in Wash­ing­ton, it didn’t take me long to notice we arrived right in the mid­dle of apple sea­son. At almost every turn, I saw apple trees with branch­es bow­ing at the weight of large, bright­ly col­ored apples. I had to force myself not to pull over and pick a pie’s worth of apples. I did pull over and knock on a few doors, hop­ing the home own­er would give me per­mis­sion to buy some of their apples ((no one came to the door — and I know they were home)). Thank­ful­ly, I even­tu­al­ly came across a road­side stand with fresh­ly picked apples for sale, and with that — I was well on my way to mak­ing the best apple crisp of my life. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Summer Peach Slab Pie ((a new FFAY recipe for Sinkology!))

My newest Sinkol­o­gy recipe shines the light on one of my favorite sum­mer treats :: fresh peach­es! This slab pie com­bines some of my very own home­grown peach­es with my favorite but­tery, flaky, cin­na­mon-sug­ar pie crust. A home­made lat­tice crust topped peach pie made from home­grown peach­es may sound a lit­tle com­pli­cat­ed, right? Would it sur­prise you to know, Con­tin­ue read­ing

Pacific Northwest Blueberry Brownies

On the way to the Ana­cortes Fer­ry there is the most delight­ful out­door mar­ket. I first dis­cov­ered this mar­ket on our trip to Orcas Island 2 years ago. On that trip, I loaded up on fresh, sweet corn, herb bun­dles as big as my head, toma­toes, car­rots, sev­er­al types of fruit and two flats of blue­ber­ries. The blue­ber­ries were my most trea­sured pur­chase — one taste and my entire per­cep­tion of that lit­tle blue fruit was for­ev­er changed. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, blue­ber­ries end­ed up being the only item I cooked with while on that trip. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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