Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe

We celebrated my son’s birthday recently, and one of the boys attending his party is allergic to eggs. I’d been planning to make a chocolate cake, and I remembered a recipe we used to make years ago from Peg Bracken’s hilarious I Hate to Cook Book. She called it “Cockeyed Cake,” and the . . . → Read More: Eggless Chocolate Cake 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.

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.

Warm, Just-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies All Month Long

To survive a month-long money diet, we’re going to have to find plenty of opportunities to spoil ourselves. One of my favorite ways to indulge is to make a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough, roll it into balls and freeze some of the unbaked dough so that we can have ‘on demand’ . . . → Read More: Warm, Just-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies All Month Long

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.