Raspberry Sweet Rolls

I am now home and back to work, but I had a lovely few days home with family for the holidays.  Christmas is a big celebration in my family.  We love giving each other thoughtful gifts and spending time together eating and being merry.  Well, the being merry part is hard for me because I…

The 25 Days of Christmas Cookies

I mentioned in my previous post that I gave myself a huge baking challenge for the holidays this year.  I wanted to make 25 different batches of cookies for the holidays.  What started out as a brainstorming session for cookie ideas turned into an over-ambitious goal for myself.  I just couldn’t decide what to make. …

The 12 Days of Biscotti

I took on a HUGE baking challenge for this holiday season.  Just part of that was challenging myself to make 12 different types of biscotti.  (You’ll see the other part soon).  I had some help coming up with a dozen flavors, but each were hand-crafted with love.  I turned my apartment into a mini biscotti…

Thanksgiving Celebration

Yesterday was a big day for me.  Of course, I was excited for Thanksgiving.  For chefs and food lovers, this is the biggest day of the year.  We are like small children at Christmas time with all the amazing food around.  I love making people happy with my food, and there is no better day…

For the Love of Cranberry Sauce

I need a post just to talk about my favorite Thanksgiving food: cranberry sauce.  Yes, I know what you are thinking.  Cranberry sauce is your favorite?  It’s not even a real side dish.  It is like the side dish to the side dish.  I’m telling you it is the best though. Cranberry sauce is so versatile.  Not…

Lofthouse-Style Frosted Cookies

I came across this recipe a couple weeks ago when I was looking for ways to use up egg whites.  I had been using a bunch of egg yolks when I made ice cream and gluten free pasta dough, and I didn’t want to waste all these egg whites.  I wanted to make something exciting,…

Friendsgiving 2018

Friendsgiving is a popular term that popped up around a decade ago.  Of course, the idea of sharing a Thanksgiving meal with friends goes back much further than that, but the term seems to have been coined around then.  I imagine that the earlier end of the Millennial generation were responsible for this fad term….