Rose Meringues for a Simple Spring Dessert

I know…with all the pink and red it almost looks like a Valentine’s Day post. Well, when you have two people in the house who claim pink as their favorite color, sometimes a lot of pink food gets made. When I was growing up my favorite flavor was strawberry everything, and I always wondered whether […]...

Farewell to 2015: Sugar and Spice Cookie with Dipping Bar

Sugar and spice cookies turned into lollipops you can dip into chocolate, marshmallow cream, or cookie butter. A fun interactive treat for New Year’s Eve or any get-together. How quickly another year comes to an end. It’s been unusually chilly and rainy here, but on this last day of the year it’s calm, clear, 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 Gingerbread Cake with Cookie Butter Frosting

Happy birthday to my husband! When you’re married to a food blogger people tend to say things like, “You must eat really well!” and “How lucky to have a house full of food all the time!” Well, to be honest, he’s actually a better cook than me, so sometimes he comes home wanting dinner and […]...

Peanut Butter Melting Moments with Caramelized Banana Cream

Sometimes you want something fancy and elaborate, other times you just want simple. These days, with a constantly in motion 2 year old, my taste veers decidedly towards the simple: things I can make in the hour or two of free time I get while baby is napping, treats that she can enjoy just as […]...

{Cookbook Review}: The Baking Bible and Ischler Cookies

  2014 has been a banner year for baking cookbooks, especially these last couple of months when several of pastry’s most respected and beloved authorities released new, major works. My nightstand is groaning underneath the weight of these books and my kitchen has been in constant action as I’ve happily baking through new recipe after […]...