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Elise, I pop over here all the time. I comment, like, NEVER. However. This is brilliant, all of it, top to bottom, letterpress to PDF (tempted to get BOTH!!!!!!!), but most especially, the "R" story. Love. The product. The perspective. Most of all, your enduring spunk, pluck and cheer. All my best to you three, this holiday season. Thanks for being here. xx, Molly ps: Will SO be back 12/22. Prepare, I think, to be slammed!
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Thank you, Bonnie! Happy December to you! M
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Elizabeth, How fun! What are the chances?! It was a wonderful place indeed, a triumph of function over form. I hear you on the gf front. I just, today, made two batches of exquisite gf cookie dough from Alice Medrichs latest, Flavor Flours: Nutmeg Sorghum Shortbread, and Extra-Bittersweet Chocolate Teff Cookies. No final verdict yet, as I bake off tomorrow, but the doughs for both were outrageously good. Ill keep you posted! The book, in my humble, is worth its weight in gold. No comment on the capers ;) xx, Molly
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Deb, Indeed, I think thats what I so love about cookies -- that they are so little, but when done well, are always enough. Score! I love your mother already :) xx, Molly
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I think this book is RIGHT up the winter fairies alley :) xx, Molly
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love.
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Ooooh, Ive tried sesame cookies made with tahini -- they fall into the very good category! Good for Jasper for baking his own cookies! (But wait, you didnt share??) Boy, we need to walk... xx, Molly
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Hi Margaret, Absolutely! Its a great little book called Fa La La La Felt. My mom gifted it to me for Christmas, last year, and weve been poring through it (and working from it) with squeals, this year! Highly, highly recommended. xx, Molly
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I managed a coffee shop, in college. It was called Parnassus, and it sat in the basement of the University of Washington's School of Art. As coffee shops go, it was deeply barebones, a low-ceilinged, dark, subterranean thing. (Yes, I know; ironic, the name. I think it was meant to reference the Muses, not so much the mountain. Though the views from the low-slung windowless room didn't exactly scream inspiration.) Still, it was always as heavy on traffic as it was light on frills. Parnassus was a gas 'n go, in disguise, a pitstop for the students and profs of... Continue reading
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Anna, I love that you forged ahead, adapted, flexed, made your own. I know no other way of cooking, myself. Im so pleased they turned out. And trust your little Mr. Amos enjoyed them! A most happy December to you! Molly
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Ha! Carla, yes! I threaten to tempt them back home with warm cookies, seriously and often. Fingers crossed, it might just work :) Sleepless nights are no joke, my friend. Tear-worthy, to be sure! Hang in there, and drink it up. Its all good, the then and the now. Heres to a wonder-filled December to you and your family, now new and improved, this Christmas!! Yippeee!!!!!!! xx, Molly
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Oh, Natalie, thank you, for your kind words, and for taking the time to share them. Catherine is brilliant, and funny, and warm, and ever-lovely. Im humbled by the comparison. The link is magical. Thank you for sharing. Happy December to you and yours, xx, Molly
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Note: No pictures of the frozen turkey ;) Not that I would know what THAT was about...
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Kris, thank you. xx, Molly
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Yes, Emmanuelle, thats it exactly -- these are very much like a hacks brioche! I meant to make that comparison myself, and plumb forgot -- thank you for making it for me :) My mother used to make wonderful, wonderful brioche, when I was a girl. Ive never been brave enough to venture in that direction, myself. These mild, gentle, simplest of rolls taste *almost* as good, with a fraction of the work. Im a lazy one :) All my best to you, xx, M
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Oh, RIGHT! The metric system. I still well remember the efforts in my early elementary classroom to prepare us all for The Big Switch to Metrics!!! that.... never came. Jimmy Carter had a fine idea, what with switching over to the system that, oh, the rest of the world uses. Too bad it never happened. Sigh. Games! We said wed talk games! Gee whiz. Id best get on that... Happiest of Decembers to you, Ellen! xx, M
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Well, hello, dear friend! Its so good to read your words! Life. Yes. Good stuff. The small people in your life are biggering, as well. Their lives that they are stepping into, indeed. So perfectly put. And so bittersweet. Achingly, impossibly so. I hope you are well, days full in the best ways. I so look forward to laying hands and eyes on the new book! Do we have a pub date, yet? Squeeee!!! xx, M
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Um, I could SEND you some. But Im not sure theyre the same, two days out. (And Im fairly sure they wont still be warm, without considerable special packaging.) So. Youll just have to come visit. Again. Yup.
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Wait, what? Six months??? Ahhhh!!!! (Yikes, there I go again.) Oh, Sara, what a whirlwind this year has been for you and Hugh! Thank you for your kind words, and the precious stolen moments used to leave them. I wish you three the utmost best on your first (!!!!) Christmas as a threesome. It only gets better from here. Truly. All my best, Molly
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Hooray for cheesy victories!!!! What a feat. Well done, you! And yes, warm homemade bready things are my best bait. And triple-yes to cookie time!! And to healing stings of all sorts. Cookies cure all. I do believe that, absolutely. xx, Molly
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Really?? I grew up calling them cubes! Although, now that you mention it, they are in fact sticks, not cubes at all, being rather long and rectangular. Hmmm... Either way, its a 4 ounce portion. This would be the important bit! Happy December to you, Ellen! Molly
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I think Thanksgiving math is supposed to come down to things like head count. Like how many pounds of turkey per person. Or how many bottles of wine for a crowd. Or how many hours of extra roasting time you'll need if, say, you find, Thursday morning, your bird is fairly well frozen, through and through. Not that I would ever have such a need. But, theoretically speaking. That sort of thing. Not mine. At some point—maybe last year? The year prior?—my Thanksgiving math began looking like this: Ahhhhh!!!! I've only got (insert single-digit number) more years! AHHHHHH!!!!! This year,... Continue reading
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Gadzooks! You are correct! The 1 1/4 cups and 2 1/2 cubes were spot on, but the ounces, off. Mea culpa. I have corrected the recipe to reflect the accurate 10 oz. Thank you, Polly, for catching my error.
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Forty four pounds?! Oh, my! Hold on, indeed. Just the reminder I needed, on this already-full Monday morning. Many thanks for that, and many merry moments in the days and weeks to come. xx, Molly
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Polly, oh no! I am so sorry! Lets troubleshoot... Just to confirm -- 2 1/2 cubes of butter? I am forever swapping out cups for cubes. That quantity of cups would certainly make for runny cookies. Also, did the dough include the full 2 cups of flour and 2 cups of oats? Certainly, either without the other would yield a mess. Also, we always use old-fashioned oats, the sort that take 10-15 minutes to cook (as hot cereal). I wouldnt imagine that instant would result in such a dramatic disaster, but Ive not tried them, so I thought it worth checking... Beyond that, Ive just gone back and re-read the recipe, and indeed, it is typed exactly as I make them. (I am certainly not above quantity errors!) I have made these same cookies 8 or 9 times, at least, and have never had the results you describe. Indeed, compared to most drop cookies, I find these spread less than most, due to the high proportion of solids (4 cups flour/oats + 4 cups of bits) to liquids. Im flummoxed! Please let me know if I can help further! I wish I could be of more assistance. Will await word! Best to you, Molly
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