Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting!

Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting!

I offered to make cupcakes for a family memorial reception last weekend. Little did I know at the time what I was getting myself into. It wasn’t the act of picking up the necessities, planning the “cupcake menu” or even making the cupcakes that was an issue. It was the storm that hit before the … Continue reading

Savory Parmesan & Black Pepper Biscotti!

Savory Parmesan & Black Pepper Biscotti!

Yep, that’s right, I said savory Parmesan & Black Pepper Biscotti! It’s hard to think about biscotti being anything other than a sweet hard cookie, sometimes dipped in chocolate and often enjoyed dipped in tea or coffee. If you can wrap your mind around the thought of biscotti being savory, this delicious cookie is for … Continue reading

Chocolate Crinkles!

Chocolate Crinkles!

There is comfort in tradition.  LOTS of comfort. 🙂  As far back as I’ve carried a fondness for  Mini-Cheesecakes , I’ve had an equal adoration for Chocolate Crinkle cookies.  These two sweet treats went hand-in-hand over the years. Soft, chewy, Chocolate Crinkles used to be one of my mothers Christmas cookie staples.  Notice I said, “used to be”. 😦 Over the … Continue reading

Christmas Cheesecake!

Christmas Cheesecake!

Merry Christmas Eve!! When I was a little girl we had a neighbor that every year made the most delicious mini-cheesecakes. Most delicious!!  Every Christmas I looked forward to our family’s exchanging holiday goodies because it always meant we’d be receiving mini-cheesecakes. I looked forward to those lil’ cupcake tins of heaven all year! 🙂 When I was … Continue reading

Roasted Beets!

Roasted Beets!

After all the yummy baked goods I’ve been indulging in the last few days, I felt a very strong craving for a big salad.  Although I had trouble choosing the salad greens I wanted to use, I knew one thing for certain, I wanted fresh beets! But how do you prepare fresh beets? I turned to … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Heath Bar Crunch Biscotti!

Chocolate Chip Heath Bar Crunch Biscotti!

I can finally say that I accomplished some holiday baking this season! Whew! Mini-cheesecakes are still on the top of my “to do list” and hopefully I’ll find some time next week to whip them up. But for this weekend, I made Chocolate Chip Heath Bar Crunch Biscotti! Let’s all say it together… YUMM!!!!!! 🙂 … Continue reading

Pretzel Turtles!

Pretzel Turtles!

As promised I did a little holiday baking this afternoon (if you can consider using the oven for 3 minutes, baking!), and now it’s time to share… Pretzel Turtles!!  Inspiration and recipe courtesy blogger Chew Out Loud, these little delights were so incredibly easy to prepare. Few ingredients, simple steps and delicious results! How could … Continue reading

Funky Cauliflower!

Funky Cauliflower!

Happy Holiday’s dear readers!! I’m here. I really am. I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. Yet. My time has been consumed with work, a few classes, a couple special Christmas projects and a viewing of The Nutcracker Ballet! Which hopefully will become an annual tradition to kick off the holiday season! 🙂 … Continue reading

Pumpkin Pie & Bourbon Whip Cream!

Pumpkin Pie & Bourbon Whip Cream!

The holiday season is upon us! The stores would have you believe it’s been here for the last few months with Christmas decor on full display since before Halloween! But with Thanksgiving right around the corner, the holidays really are here.  First holiday up, Thanksgiving! And what dessert traditionally graces Thanksgiving tables across the states? Pumpkin Pie! … Continue reading