Back to our regularly scheduled happy!

The last couple of posts are precisely why I don’t read the news occasionally:  so much I get worked up about and can’t do a damn thing about.

Instead, how about some baking?  I have made:

coconut chocolate pinwheels (right)

pecan bars (top)

candied orange peel dipped in dark chocolate (middle)

molasses raisin bars (which are a little sticky, but we’ve decided soft vanilla ice cream over the top will fix that!) (left)

That is all.  Back to booping along doing happy, regular stuff!

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathryn McCullough
    Dec 19, 2011 @ 11:41:23

    Oh my, Laurel. You don’t live anywhere near Kentucky do you? I’m hungry.

    Personaly, I love your posts both serious and otherwise. By the way, you title here is great!



  2. heretherebespiders
    Dec 19, 2011 @ 12:18:21



  3. sweetdaysundertheoaks
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 04:36:05

    I love humor, but it can’t be all funny all the time. I thank you for your two previous posts, I am enlightened. It’s easy to live out here in the middle of rural no where and hide. Hiding isn’t always the smartest thing to do. I would like a coconut chocolate pinwheel please.


    • lahgitana
      Dec 22, 2011 @ 06:57:46

      So true, Oaks. One reason I loved living in Alaska was that the “news” seemed so remote because often it had so little to do with life there. Now I live in a heavily-congested place and spend a lot of time protecting myself from the onslaught of people, noise, and asphalt. Sigh….

      Yep, those pinwheel cookies are really nice–chewy, hint of toasted coconut and a surprise of dark chocolate all the way through! (It’s a Martha Stewart cookbook recipe–in case you’re hangin’ for a cookie! Easy to make, too! Bonus!)


  4. Msmouse7
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 23:44:41

    Dark chocolate and orange? My absolute favorite taste combo ever! So now I nominate you as my best friend ever and hope you will share the recipe. I have tried a few from the Internet, but they were just so-so.


    • lahgitana
      Dec 23, 2011 @ 07:36:01

      Good morning! Yes, those candied orange peels are quite good! Do you have or know of The Joy of Cooking (1997)? If so, page 461. Be sure to temper the chocolate!

      I’m leaving on vacation shortly and am a little pressed for time. Let me know if you don’t find the recipe and I’ll get it posted for you.


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