I'm dreaming of Christmas cookies

Oh, thank you! I think I'm going to be okay. Maybe I'm on auto pilot, but whatever works! ...more

Holy Cookies Batman!

This is the first year I attempted to do some real Christmas baking....more

Wicked Chocolate Orange Cookies

Chocolate orange would have to be one of my all time favourite combinations.  I've made so many chocolate orange recipes, but the thing is I never tire of this combination. It's just so delicious, and almost magical....more

Hot Chocolate Cookie Bites with Marshmallow Whipped Cream

www.garlicgirl.comIf you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to eat a cup of hot chocolate with melted marshmallows, you don’t need to wonder any longer. : )...more

Cranberry Orange Bars


Pomegranate Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Are you all as bake exchange-crazy as me?  ...more

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

Persnickety About Persimmons

I am usually not a picky eater.  Put most food in front of me and 20 minutes later you'll find an empty plate.  Of course, that hasn't always been the case if you ask my dad or my great grandmother if she were still with us.  My dad has a vivid memory of coaxing me into eating my peas by making a game out of how many peas we could spear on our forks.  As a 4 or 5 year old with my under-developed taste buds, my great grandmother clued me in that the way to down a glass of bitter grapefruit juice was to pinch my nose.  What lengths adults...more

Keeping it All in Perspective

It’s important to keep things in perspective. That’s sometimes difficult to do when we’re stuck in traffic or have to deal with a flurry of emails or the pasta boils over or we find ourselves dealing with other such daily nuisances. While those occurrences are all important and they all affect us to one degree or another, they’re not the real important stuff in life. They’re simply distractions. The real important stuff in life is the stuff we don’t like to think about and the stuff we don’t want to talk about....more

Holiday Desserts: Pumpkin Pizzelle Cannoli

My Aunt Micki gave me her pizzelle maker last year and I’ve been waiting and waiting for Christmas to roll around to use it. Pizzelle’s just scream Christmas to me, but then I thought of this idea—cannoli made with pizzelle cookies instead of the deep-fried dough they’re traditionally made with! And instead the normal sweetened ricotta mixture? Pumpkin ricotta mixture!...more
Just yesterday, for the first time, I thought about "what if" pumpkin and cannoli! I even went ...more