My Favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Scotchies Cookie Recipe

It’s autumn, and along with the shifting light and cooler temperatures I find myself returning to the kitchen. This recipe is a variation of one of my favorite classics — oatmeal cookies with butterscotch chips. I’ve always loved the combination, but with most recipes it seems like the strong flavor of the butterscotch . . . → Read More: My Favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Scotchies Cookie Recipe

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Chewy and Sweet Butterscotch Toffee Bars

For years our mom has made the most delicious butterscotch brownies, using the classic recipe from The Joy of Cooking cookbook. Her bars are thin and chewy with a hint of salt, and they’re so, so good.

This is my version of the recipe, combining a slightly thicker butterscotch brownie base with a . . . → Read More: Chewy and Sweet Butterscotch Toffee Bars

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Get a Boost From a Secret, Healthy Ingredient

 

I recently read a recipe that called for adding grated beets to meatloaf so you could trick your kids into eating a vegetable without actually knowing it.

I don’t know about your children, but I can tell you unequivocally that mine can find any vegetable fragment larger than a mustard seed in . . . → Read More: Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Get a Boost From a Secret, Healthy Ingredient

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

January Money Diet Day 28 – Reduce Food Waste

Leftovers can be yummy! | Photo: Waldopics

Nothing makes me feel worse than discarding spoiled food that we didn’t eat. Do you feel the same way?

One of my goals this year is to make better use of leftovers. The whole concept of “zero waste” appeals to me on so many levels (read . . . → Read More: January Money Diet Day 28 – Reduce Food Waste

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

A Favorite Cookie Recipe – Coconut Almond Macaroons

Chewy, crunchy, sweet, salty – this cookie recipe has it all, in my humble opinion. I was looking for a way to update my favorite coconut macaroon recipe when I had the idea to add toasted, lightly salted slivered almonds. They add just a bit of crunch, and you can finish the macaroons . . . → Read More: A Favorite Cookie Recipe – Coconut Almond Macaroons

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Soft Chocolate Chip Salted Vanilla Cookies

Soft Chocolate Chip Salted Vanilla Cookies

Throughout my adult life, I’ve been on a selfless, never-ending quest for the Holy Grail of chocolate chip cookie recipes. The recipe I’m about to share with you is very close to my ideal—soft, chewy, full of melty chocolate, enhanced with nice vanilla notes, and balanced with . . . → Read More: Soft Chocolate Chip Salted Vanilla Cookies

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Your Best Holidays Ever – Week 4 and a Plan for Holiday Meals, Food Gifts and Christmas Goodies

Photo: Dan McKay

Welcome to the fourth installment of “All Done By December 1,” our group effort to get organized for the holidays early so we can enjoy the month of December and actually experience the joy and wonder of the season. Last week, we worked on wrapping, packaging and Christmas cards. . . . → Read More: Your Best Holidays Ever – Week 4 and a Plan for Holiday Meals, Food Gifts and Christmas Goodies

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.