Gingerbread for construction AND eating!

Making gingerbread houses before Christmas every year is a tradition for a lot of people. My kids don’t get into the construction of the houses but they have always LOVED to decorate them with all types of candy and colored royal icing. Their houses were always cute and colorful but, I’ll be honest…The first couple…

Melt in your Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

I finally did it, guys. I’ve been holding out and holding on to summer for as long as I can. I’ve been baking with berries and peaches and anything that reminds me of summer. But it was time. I broke out the pumpkin. Resistance was futile, especially when I woke up the other day at…

Holding on to summer!

I’m not ready. The calendar just switched over to October, there is a chill in the air when I let the dogs out in the morning and the sun doesn’t even peak over the horizon until 7 am.  All signs that winter is fast approaching. So I decided to make ice cream. Not just ice…

Johnny’s Doughnuts

Every Saturday morning for years, my husband would go to the local doughnut shop and come home with a box that everyone would jump into for breakfast and then snack on throughout the day. We lived in a small town, right down the road from where we live now and EVERYONE went to the Doughnut…

There is actually a National BACON Day?!?!

If you are anything like me, you hear about National This-or-That Day and chuckle that someone actually named a day (or sometimes an entire month!) after some silly thing that you hardly pay attention to. But now that I am writing a food blog, I fell like I should take these things more seriously! I…

It’s almost fall and apples are ready for picking!

You don’t have to wait for ‘apple season’ the way you do with a lot of fruits.  You can almost always get fresh apples at any store.  Try that with my favorite rhubarb and you will be sorely disappointed! And most people have apples on hand for school lunches or afternoon snacks. I eat a…

It’s Peach Season! Let’s make pies!

I have a problem. I don’t know if most people would call it a bad thing but, you know when you walk into a grocery store and the first area you walk though is the produce section? All those stacks and piles of fresh and beautiful and fragrant fruit. When I walk into the produce…

Fun and learning with Marshmallow Fondant

Have you ever seen those amazing cakes decorated with fondant and gum paste decorations? Cakes in the shape of castles and cats. Wedding cakes stacked to the ceiling, covered in handmade flowers. Unicorns and cars and suitcases, oh my! If you can imagine it, someone out there can make it! When I first started working…

3am Biscotti, take two!

I wrote about my early morning baking HERE. You can find my recipe at that link for Chai Spiced Biscotti, which is adapted from Johnny Iuzzini’s recipe. So, without further ado, here is the second Biscotti recipe from this morning – Cranberry Orange and White Chocolate. Enjoy! Cranberry Orange and White Chocolate Biscotti Makes about…

3 am Biscotti

An easy recipe, quick to whip up and so easy to change up the flavors!