It's Christmas! Time to wrestle your way up to the trough!

My mom makes the best pumpkin pie ever. It's so good, in fact, that one year I watched my brother eat one all by himself in just one sitting. He grabbed a fork, sat down on the couch and started to shovel, just like he had in his driveway that very same morning....more

Last one and done...

This afternoon I delivered the first box of Christmas chocolates -- two pounds of caramel brownies, fudge, chocolate peanut butter balls, chocolate mint cookies, and toffee, all individually wrapped, making three layers in a small white box that has become my trademark in recent years. It was both anticipated and enthusiastically received.To me, the box represents more than delicious handmade chocolates and baked goods or even the love that has gone into making the goodies that fill it. It represents the passage of time....more

Red Velvet Kiss Cookies

Triple Chocolate Biscotti

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Menu Mondays: Gingerbread Cookies

I'm not going to lie to you and tell you this is a hard recipe to make, but during Christmas, I'm appreciative of not having to work hard on everything. My mom introduced me to William Sonoma Gingerbread Cookie Mix. It's amazing y'all and tastes just like from scratch cookies....more


I can't believe the holidays are right around the corner and I've hardly baked a thing - UGH!The other day I asked my daughter to choose the holiday flavor of the week and she went with chocolate & peppermint. Ok, that's technically 2 flavors, but blended together make for a great holiday treat.   ...more

Sticky maple gingerbread cake

I think you are going to love this cake....more

Glacé Fruit Tutorial

Cranberry Pistachio Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

Cranberry Pistachio Cream Cheese Thumbprint CookiesThese Christmas Thumbprint Cookies are all decked out in Red and Green!  Rich Cream Cheese Dough is coated in c...more

Lemon Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

 Lemon, Raspberry, Cream Cheese, Cookies…what’s not to love with this combination?...more