• The Collier-Kelly Cookie Bar: The Momofuku MilkBar Compost® Cookie

    The Collier-Kelly Cookie Bar: The Momofuku MilkBar Compost® Cookie

    January 1, 2017 No Comment

    This one… well, it was me trying to do something different.  Something fun and funky.  Something unexpected. I had read about the Momofuku Milk Bar Compost® Cookie, and I started searching for recipes.  To be honest, none of them sounded as good as the original recipe found at the Milkbar Store.  It’s a cookie that, […]

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  • The Collier-Kelly Cookie Bar: Seven Layer Cookies

    The Collier-Kelly Cookie Bar: Seven Layer Cookies

    January 1, 2017 No Comment

    I am so happy to share that we have a new family member – Courtney! This past November she married my nephew Schuyler in a beautiful ceremony held at the Hilliard Art Museum (University of Louisiana – Lafayette). I was asked to help prepare a Cookie Bar – for a dose of extra sweets that […]

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  • Mom’s Deviled Eggs

    Mom’s Deviled Eggs

    October 8, 2016 No Comment

    Mom says, “Fix the yolks according to how you like your eggs. Just watch the consistency.”

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  • Mick L on Flickr

    Mick L on Flickr

    October 8, 2016 No Comment

    My brother Mick – the artist.  The one who has more drawing ability in the nail of his little pinky than I have in my whole being.  Me?  I can paint… a wall.  Sometimes I can even get a nice straight line on the borders, but Mick was born with that artistic eye and ability.  Click […]

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  • Salted Caramel Cake

    Salted Caramel Cake

    October 7, 2016 No Comment

    This is now a favorite!  Since I made this recipe, I have had so many people tell me how they loved these cupcakes.  I think that the cake tasted like the best part of the cookie… the dough.  Then I also chose the easier way to make the salted caramel, being certain to use a […]

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  • Basil Pesto

    Basil Pesto

    October 7, 2016 No Comment

    My friend Terry called me one day with a particular problem.  He had a garden full of basil plants ready to harvest, and he needed help deciding what to do with it.  He had mounds and mounds of beautiful bright green lettuce leaf basil.  We had to think of something and quick.  Now that is a […]

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  • Spiced Pork Tenderloin

    Spiced Pork Tenderloin

    September 25, 2016 No Comment

    The original recipe for this Spiced Pork Tenderloin was on a Barcardi Rum advertisement insert in Bon Appetit magazine back in the early 90s.  I lost that original card, but that never stopped me from adapting… molding and re-molding it from memory.  This is the final result. It smells wonderful as it is cooking.  It […]

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  • THE Cookie of All Cookies!

    THE Cookie of All Cookies!

    September 12, 2016 1 comment

    And I do mean THE cookie.  The big one.  The queen mother of all cookies.  “The Nora Ephron” peanut butter cookie.  Oh, it still brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it. I had a request to make some cookies for one of Keith’s co-workers.  As he described how this gentleman had gone […]

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  • Coconut Rum Cake

    Coconut Rum Cake

    September 10, 2016 No Comment

      This one is for a dear colleague whose favorite flavors include coconut and rum, or better yet … coconut rum. My experiment:  a Coconut Cake with Coco-Rum Filling and Rum Buttercream.  I wanted something that wasn’t the traditional bundt-pan rum cake.  She just had a birthday, so even though I am a little late getting […]

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  • The Bean Counter

    September 6, 2016 No Comment

    So this is my real job.  I count beans.  I crunch numbers.  I do data.  Sometimes I even share them ‘out in the wild’ – as they say. For all of you fellow data wonks, consider checking out Tableau Software. My Movie Collection

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