Dessert Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide 2016

After cookbook recs, here’s my holiday gift guide 2016. Just a couple weeks left until Christmas! While I’ve been crossing names off my Christmas list, I’ve also been adding more and more items to my own wish list – occupational hazard of shopping? Does this happen to anyone else? So much for being virtuous and […]...

Alphabet Cranberry Linzer Cookies

Alphabet cranberry linzer cookies – the classic holiday cookie updated with a spiced cranberry filling and letter cutouts to spell your warmest holiday wishes. Cookie swaps are one of my favorite parts of the holiday season: since I never have enough time to make all the different cookies I’ve been dreaming of, going to parties […]...

Holiday Gift Guide for Bakers

Whenever my family or friends ask what I want for Christmas, there’s always the unspoken assumption, “What don’t you already have?” Do I need another whisk? Another cookbook for my over-extended shelves? The newest ice cream maker model? Well, the answer would be yes to all of those (sidenote: my daughter Isabelle has discovered the joys […]...

Happy Holidays! A Photo Recap of Williams Sonoma Holiday Party

  One of my favorite things about the holiday season is all the visual eye candy; although most of my photography revolves around food, in December I wish I could just hang out in department stores and people’s homes, capturing all the glitter and lights.  I’m happy to share some shots from the Williams-Sonoma holiday […]...

Christmas Chocolate Double Mint Fudge

  It’s December, which means candy making time is upon us! I was asked by NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® chocolate to create a recipe using their new Nestlé Toll House DelightFulls Filled Baking Morsels. These unique new baking morsels feature a separate flavor – mint, caramel, cherry, or peanut butter – swirled into the chocolate so […]...

‘Tis the Season

I love December, the gentle melancholy as we tiptoe to the end of the year, juxtaposed with the swirling joyousness of the holidays. I always smile when I realize the approach of things that suffuse me with the warm, fuzzy holiday spirit: gaily colored Christmas cards in the mail; children running about in puffy, scarf […]...