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When I started my retirement travels - the first of which was my solo overseas trip to Italy in 2009 - I wanted a way to share it with family and friends as it happened. Hence, "My Travel Journal". However I realized I wouldn't always be on a trip and wondered what to do with the blog in between times. My daughter pointed out, wisely, that travels can also include trips to the kitchen to try a new recipe, trips to visit family, trips to my neighborhood Starbucks, or a fun day trip with a friend. You're welcome to join me on any of these journeys!

P.S. I've set up separate pages for each of my major trips (see tabs above).

I recently added an "Italian Word a Day" thingie which shows up at the bottom of every page. You see the word and can click to hear it pronounced. I've been enjoying it and I think my accent is improving as time goes by.

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December 22, 2009

Have some cookies!

Just fixed up a plate of cookies to take to my friends at Starbucks and took a picture to show the results of all my traumatic days of baking.  I think I'm going to get a new oven thermometer sometime after I get back and try and figure out if my oven is working properly.  Two of these cookies just didn't cook the way I thought they should - although I seem to be able to eat them! :)

Anyway, around the outside edge are the Chocolate Snaps, an oatmeal/chocolate chip cookie, and Mexican Wedding Cookies.  In the center are the Rugelach (the rolled up one) and the Cuccidatti.  These two are my favorites this year.  It's funny - on the oatmeal cookie recipe, I wrote "Good!" after baking them the first time and of them all, this is my least favorite this year and the one that just didn't do right in the oven.

And I do plan to start adding some recipes.  I have an old website and I think I'll add a page to that and have recipes there and then provide links to that in my various "cooking" posts here.  The website has pop-up ads at the top of each page, but they're not obnoxious - usually they tie in to whatever the page is about.

So Merry Christmas to all and I hope everyone has a healthy, safe, and happy 2010!! 

1 comment:

Christopher said...

Mmm mmm mmm! I'm sure the Starbucks folks loved them...
People are bringing in cookies here at the office too, so I am READY for some Xmas sweets!
Seeya tomorrow!

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