We had some overripe bananas, too ripe to eat out of hand, and Joe kept asking me to bake something with them. I was quite tempted to throw them out because I’d had a busy few days. But I gave in and turned to Pinterest.
Every now and then I like to play with purchased sugar-cookie dough. See Jazz Up That Roll of Sugar Cookie Dough. It’s nice to have a few quick recipes up your sleeve; I try to keep one or two rolls of the dough on hand. This jam version turned out even better than I hoped. The jam didn’t make the cookies fall apart, and its flavor did penetrate the whole cookie.
I’m not really a fan of milk chocolate candy; it’s dark chocolate for me all the way. Even regular Hershey’s kisses (gasp) kind of bore me.
The Harry Potter books and movies have a special place in my heart. The stories captured the imaginations of my sister’s sons. So when my nephews were just young Muggles, I made them wizard capes and an invisibility cloak. I was so tickled by the hours (and a few years) of fun they got out of them. While I love the young men they have become, and the adult conversations we now have, a part of me misses those days of pure play.