Chocolate Chunk Biscotti

Biscotti and coffee are the adult version of cookies and milk. I write that sentence. Pause. Go downstairs. Brew a coffee. Take a biscotti. Walk back upstairs. Sit back by my desk. Play epic music. Slowly dip the biscotti into the coffee. Take a bite. Sigh. Dip it again. Conclude that this combination is not…

Healthy Hamentashen

Every Jewish holiday comes with its signature food. For Pesach, it’s matzah. For Rosh Hashana, it’s apples and honey. For Chanukah, it’s latkes. For Shavuos, it’s cheesecake. This upcoming holiday is Purim, which means it’s time for hamentashen! For those who are unfamiliar with it, Purim celebrates the miracle that happened to the Jews back…

PB&J Thumbprint Cookies

For some reason, childhood foods always come in pairs: Mac and cheese Fish sticks and chips Pizza and fries Salsa and nachos Ice cream and sprinkles Ketchup and fries Carrots and celery I was kidding about the last two. Those snacks were always eaten last, if at all. In any case, there are more examples of…

Holiday “Sugar” Cookies

Every family has their unique holiday traditions. These can be decorations, games, stories, gifts, or food. Being the Creative Palate, the latter is what I am going to discuss today. Every Hannukah, my brothers and I would gather at the kitchen table to shape and decorate our sugar cookie dough with fun cookie cutters, sprinkles, and chocolate…

Honey Spice Cookies

Everyone has their individual food preferences. Sometimes the preference is common like chocolate, strawberries, or pizza. Sometimes one person can enjoy things that practically no one likes. Take black licorice, liver, or marzipan, for example. I have a friend who likes frozen french fries, as in frozen wedges of potatoes before they are fried… and she might…

Decadent Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone has their ‘fixes’ that solve anything. For some people, it’s coffee. For others, it’s chocolate, a prayer, a favorite song, or a hug. For me, it’s peanut butter. I’m completely serious. Peanut butter has a way of fixing things. If you don’t believe me, take a look at these cookies. So when a plain chocolate…