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Dabblings  Sour Cream Cookies

Don’t let her name fool you; Dabblings is far from a dabbler. Yes, she cooks, bakes, cans, cures, raises animals, blogs and photographs. (She says she’s a “life connoisseur.” We say “wonder woman.”) But these activities are far from, well, dabblings; with every project, every undertaking, Dabblings throws herself head-first into creating something special. (Check out her most recent addition to Charcutepalooza. Now that’s dedication.)  

Better yet, she makes her recipes approachable, even for those of us that are not the self-described “do-it-yourself-ers” that she, so obviously, is. Too nervous to try your hand at a Chicken Liver Terrine with Chipotle and Raisins? Try out her crazy-good Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies (pictured above) instead. Thoughts of Cucumber Jelly making you quiver? Cucumber and Ginger Tea Sandwich has got you covered. But no matter how comfortable we feel in the kitchen, Dabblings’ recipes challenge us, make us want to try something new. Peony Ice Cream with a Blackberry Honey Swirl? Mock Jaboticabo Pop? Okay, you’ve got us. We’ll dabble. 


Read our profile Q&A with Dabblings below, and check out her blog here

  • What do you cook when home alone?
    A nice salad and a glass of red wine

  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    The green binder my mom gave me at my wedding shower. It holds all of our family recipes and many of the recipes she made for us when I was growing up.

  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:



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Comments (11)


over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Congrats, dabblings! Love "Cooks in the Spotlight." So nice to discover your amazing blog in the process.


over 3 years ago edamame2003

dabblings! congrats--i am thoroughly enjoying our year of meat together...and can't wait to try some of your other creations!


over 3 years ago Waverly

And this is why I so enjoy "Cooks in the Spotlight". Dabblings, your blog is terrific. I love that you have a lifetime of recipes binder from your mother and that your favorite pie is the one you made in home ec. class in 7th grade. I look forward to seeing more from you! Congratulations.


almost 4 years ago mcs3000

I just subscribed to your blog posts - beautiful and inspiring. In awe of your Charcutepalooza posts. Your class with Marisa of Food in Jars sounded awesome.


almost 4 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

What a wonderful spotlight. Love your photo.


almost 4 years ago enbe

Congratulations! I want to bake my way through your cookie recipes...tonight.


almost 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Hooray Dabblings! So nice to see you in the spotlight.


almost 4 years ago gingerroot

Cheers, Dabblings! It's great to see you in the spotlight!


almost 4 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Congratulations! Your recipes look terrific and I can't wait to try them. I love your binder of family recipes - what a special gift.


almost 4 years ago Dabblings

I am speechless. I feel all special right now :) Thanks for saying such nice things about me!


almost 4 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

So nice to see you in the spotlight! Congratulations!