Treat of the Week: Cinnamon Raisin Chocolate Brioche

cinnamon raisin chocolate brioche recipe

It seems like a breakfast item, and it well could be, but this week’s treat of the week could be enjoyed at any time of the day. I do like a good cinnamon roll, but this is so much more. The brioche dough makes a roll that is completely different from a traditional cinnamon roll. […]

Cookie Week DayFIVE: Gingerbread

classic gingerbread recipe

Another cookie week has come to a close. As I have been every year, I am sad to see it go. It’s always so much fun. To wrap up our last cookie for this year, we are offering up a classic that is sure to please… gingerbread.Whether you use this recipe to make gingerbread men […]

History of the Hot Toddy

black tea hot toddy recipe

As cooler temperatures finally set in around most of the country, it is time to turn our attention to the cold-weather favorite, the Hot Toddy. The Toddy has been coming to the rescue to take the chill off for several centuries. For many years it was used as a treatment for the common cold (although […]

Cookie Week 2012 Day Four: Cinnamon Orange Palmiers

orange cinnamon palmier recipe

I hope you are enjoying our Cookie Week 2012. To give you (and me) a little break I am about to change your cookie making world. This treat is ridiculously simple and tasty… and very pretty. Today we are making palmiers, but with a little twist. To punctuate it with some holiday flavor we have added cinnamon and orange […]

Cookie Week 2012 Day One: Rum Shortbread with Date Filling

rum shortbread with date filling recipe

At last it’s here… my favorite week of the year (at least at Today’s Nest). Cookie Week has arrived and we have 5 great recipes in store for you. The cookies range from chocolatey to crispy to bacon… yes, bacon. To kick off cookie week we present rum shortbread with date filling. This cookie is […]

Cocktail of the Month: Wild Turkey Buck

wild turkey buck cocktail recipe

by Andrew Yenne     photos by Sam Henderson Our Cocktail of the Month is just right for the Thanksgiving Holiday – turkey included. Make this for your upcoming feast… and save that cinnamon syrup for so many other things. A Buck traditionally is a highball that combines a base spirit with ginger ale and […]

Treat of the Week: Cassata

My fondest Easter memory occurred many years ago as a student in Italy. It was my good fortune to be invited to a traditional Easter dinner by the proprietor of a local campground. This was a campground unlike any I had experienced in America and at the heart of it was a massive covered patio punctuated on […]

Treat of the Week: Baklava with Nutella Glaze

Sometimes when I set out to make the treat of the week, I am surprised that I haven’t presented it here already. That is the case with today’s treat. I have been moving this post along in the calendar for months now, and today is finally its day to shine. Baklava is one of those desserts you’ve […]

Cocktail of the Month: Black Tea Hot Toddy

black tea hot toddy recipe

Winter chill is all around. There have been a few days lately that left me feeling as though warming up was hopeless. It doesn’t help that I haven’t much hair on top. I must admit that I am quite comfortable wearing a winter hat around the house.   To ward off some of the cold, […]

Treat of the Week: Puff Pastry Cinnamon Sticks and Mexican Hot Cocoa

mexican hot cocoa recipe

This time of year is just begging for a hot cup of cocoa. The mere idea of it conjures up cozy conversation and hours of hanging out around the Christmas tree. Nearly any hot cocoa makes me happy.  I spent most of my life liking what I knew. That was basic hot chocolate…not too thick, […]