Butterscotch (“Scudderchip”) Scones

Triple butterscotch: Butterscotch chips inside; butterscotch extract inside; butterscotch extract brushed on the top. My lifelong love of Scones came from a coffee shop in Washington Square, Brookline (back in the day) that had the best maple-oatmeal scone that I ever ate. I really wasn't even a scone fan, thinking them dry and crumbly, without … Continue reading Butterscotch (“Scudderchip”) Scones

2017 Year in Food January — Ingredients

Joni Mitchell said "I am a lonely painter, I live in a box of paints" but I (on the other hand) live in a bin of spices, flours, flavors and extracts and mostly I love it.  Having spent summers in the art studios at Buck's Rock Work Camp, I know that I prefer to stretch … Continue reading 2017 Year in Food January — Ingredients

Oatmeal Cookie Perfection

Before we start, let me tell me you I know about the recipe under the Quaker oats cap.  I've made it.  It's good.  It makes great cookies and you're looking for super simple, go ahead and make that one. And I was fine with that cookie until I had a life changing event: eating an … Continue reading Oatmeal Cookie Perfection