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Jan’s Father’s Day Orange Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies 

Adapted from Quaker Oats Famous Oatmeal Cookies

Father’s day is here and wife Jan decided to make me cookies. While she wanted to make healthy oatmeal raisin cookies, I usually prefer chocolate chip. We compromised.

Jan’s Father’s Day Orange Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies 

Jan’s Father’s Day Orange Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Claudia’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jan asked me to make some cookies for a bake sale at the university. Before I left home for the first time, I sat down with my mother’s recipe box and wrote down my favorite dishes.  Her chocolate chip cookies was one of my favorites, growing up.

Claudia's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Claudia’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Karl’s Almond Biscotti

Adapted from Joy of Cooking

Every year we make several Christmas give-aways—food treats to bring joy to our friends. It really started to get serious about 15 years ago when we moved a house with orange, lemon and grapefruit trees. I could not stand that the trees produced far more fruit than we could deal with, so I started making marmalade in bulk and giving it away at Christmas.

Karl’s Almond Biscotti

Karl’s Almond Biscotti

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Jan’s Christmas Rum Balls II

Adapted from Joy of Cooking

Every Christmas Jan, Myr and Eilene make Rum Balls as give-aways to our friends. Originally they followed the recipe in Joy of Cooking, but a few years ago they started to make changes (adding a little instant coffee, rolling them in cocoa powder rather than sugar, using other liquors rather than rum).

Jan’s Christmas Rum Balls

Jan’s Christmas Rum Balls
 
Chai Rum Balls
Chocolate Chip Grand Marnier Balls                             
                                                             Coffee Rum Balls

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Jan’s Christmas Rum Balls

Adapted from Joy of Cooking

Every Christmas Jan, Myr and Eilene make Rum Balls to give to our friends. Originally they followed the recipe in Joy of Cooking, but a few years ago they started to make changes (adding a little instant coffee, rolling them in cocoa powder rather than sugar, using other liquors rather than rum).

Rum Balls

This year they went a little over the top, but to wild success. They still maintained most of the proportions of the original recipe, but they did strange things to the ordinarily plain ingredients, like rum infused with coffee or spices, and adding crystallized orange peel.

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