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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Treat of the Week: Puff Pastry with Kumquat Creme

puff pastry with kumquat cream recipe

You will get an opportunity to exercise your culinary muscles, however. Today we are covering pastry cream. It, or a variation of it, can be used in many desserts. It is great between layers of cakes. This sturdy, basic version would also be good for doughnuts, éclairs, and cream puffs. Because I find that plain […]