cookie monsterYum, yum, yum! Jimmy’s Pink Cookies from A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg. This is the first recipe I tried from the book & they were all I had  hoped for – a shortbread cookie with a thick, rich pink frosting. The Chewy Jumbo Chocolate Chip cookie recipe is from the Land O’ Lakes butter package (classy, I know!).

Unfortunately I don’t have pictures, but I made a whole array of watermelon delicacies this past week. Mom brought a watermelon with her in July that we didn’t get around to enjoying, so I cut into it this week. My plan was to make the  watermelon sorbet from Martha Stewart’s Cooking School: Lessons and Recipes for the Home Cook. The sorbet was delicious! The smell & texture was marvelous. I have at least two cups of simple syrup left, which is mixed with the fruit puree to make the sorbet. So I think I will make pineapple sorbet this week and maybe even grapefruit.

There was a good deal of watermelon left over, so I made watermelon juice from a Food Network recipe.We had fresh fruit juices of all varieties when we visited the Domincan Republic. The one I particularly liked was watermelon, so presto-chango watermelon juice in Indy!