Archive for February, 2014

Espresso Biscotti February 28, 2014 No Comments

After the exciting discovery of the secret to the best chocolate chip cookies in the world, I thought I would see if the improvements would carry over into other types of cookies… specifically one of my favorites: biscotti. I tend to like the Italian-style biscotti: made without oils, they’re hard and crisp confections that stand […]

Training Your Dog to Accept Your Chickens February 21, 2014 12 Comments

Training your dog to accept your chickens can seem like a Herculean task! Dogs and chickens don’t always make a good combo, unfortunately. Some dogs want to eat your chickens, other dogs just want to give chase. Both can be bad; chickens who are trying desperately to get away from a chasing dog—even a dog […]

Secret ingredient: Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World February 14, 2014 9 Comments

I never really “got” chocolate chip cookies until I tasted the cookies my husband made. Don’t get me wrong: I ate a chocolate chip cookie now and then, but there were probably a dozen or more other cookies I would prefer over chocolate chip if given a choice. Molasses cookies, gingerbread, snickerdoodles, almond lace, shortbread, […]

Chicken Dream Prize February 7, 2014 164 Comments

If you read the My Pet Chicken blog, you’re doubtless familiar with the My Pet Chicken website. Now there’s a My Pet Chicken Handbook, too–and we’d like to celebrate! Read about what we’re giving away and how to enter below. We wrote our book because we realized that the vast majority of the frequently asked […]