My Favorite Things

  As much as I love baking, after the holiday rush I tend to be a bit burnt out.  If I’m being honest, I’m not burnt out on the baking, I’m burnt out on doing multiple loads of dishes.  So I’m going to sit back and relax with a cup of coffee can of Diet […]

Key Lime Biscotti

My husband is really great at running errands, so I often send him out to gather my baking ingredients.  He went to our local Italian market to get some ladyfingers, but he came back with Italian butter crackers.  They are shaped EXACTLY the same as ladyfingers, but wouldn’t make a very good layering cookie for tiramisu, […]


I am a huge fan of fair food!  Hot dogs, chili fries, deep fried Oreos, cotton candy, funnel cakes and elephant ears…….um, yeah, I just drooled on the keyboard…..  Unfortunately there isn’t an easy way to get my fair food fix in December, but these cookies come pretty close!  Buttery puff pastry rolled in sugar and […]

Grandma’s Fudge

Every December just before the Christmas and New Year’s hustle and bustle, I send my husband off to work with some yummy treats to share with his co-workers.  In the past I’ve made Chocolate + Peanut Butter Buckeye Candies and Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Corn mixed with dried cherries and Candied Pecans.  This year’s treats include […]

Christmas Crack

Silver and Gold Silver and Gold Everyone wishes for Silver and Gold Silver and Gold decorations On every Christmas tree ~ Burl Ives Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was my favorite Christmas movie as a child.  I watched it on VHS, my kids watch it on Netflix streamed in HD through our Roku box.   Even though […]