Treat of the Week: Fresh Fruit with Skinny Vanilla Custard Sauce

fresh fruit skinny vanilla custard sauce recipe

Spring is in the air and you know what that means… lots of fresh fruit and swimsuit season. But what’s a nester to do when you still want a little something sweet? I’ve got your shapely back with this week’s Treat of the Week. The fresh fruit is a no-brainer, loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, […]

Cookie Week 2013 DayTWO: Orange Almond Cookies

orange almond cookie recipe

Cookie Week 2013 continues with this light and crispy cookie. The cookie itself is thin and crunchy. The almonds add a bit of texture and flavor and the citrus peel offers unexpected moments of chewiness and fruity goodness. These are a great treat to be enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee and will […]

Treat of the Week: Cold Brew Affogato

cold brew affogato recipe

Sometimes you just need a quick and delicious dessert solution. This is that solution. Of course, there is the matter of the cold brewing time, but that will all depend on whether you have some already brewed or not. The combination of flavors here cannot miss. Coffee, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate? What’s not to […]

Treat of the Week: Peach Melba

peach melba recipe

A couple of years ago I did an article called Summer Berry Pavlova with Hibiscus Cream. I loved doing that article because of the story associated with it. The dessert was made in honor of the famed ballerina from Russia who was traveling to Australia and New Zealand. As this was such a momentous occasion for the time, […]

Treat of the Week: Maple Nut Toffee

maple nut toffee recipe

In the first grade, I lived above the hardware store at the corner of State and Main. It was the only intersection in our small town with a traffic light.  The school was just a few blocks away and I walked every day. In the winter I would tap a stick on the sidewalk or along fences […]

Cookie Week Day4: Pecan Tassies

pecan tassies recipe

We’re on the home stretch of cookie week.  I must admit that I will be a little sad for it to end.  Cookies are one of my favorite things to bake.  They are just enough of a good thing.  Getting a box of cookies delivered to your door might be one of the best things […]

Cookie Week Day3: Caramel Date Pinwheel

caramel date pinwheel recipe

Our third entry for Cookie Week is this delightful little pinwheel cookie. We typically try to include at least one filled cookie with our holiday treats and this one answers the call perfectly. Not only does the swirl give you plenty of cookie to filling, but the pattern is interesting and adds an element of fun to […]

Cookie Week Day2: Tuxedo Cookie

tuxedo cookie recipe

Cookie week continues with a show stopper. This tuxedo cookie is a stepped-up sandwich cookie with lots of class. The cookie itself is not overly sweet and very chocolatey.  The mascarpone cream inside is absolute heaven. I must advise that this cookie is not suitable for shipping. The cookies alone could go, but the cream […]

Treat of the Week: Mincemeat Thumbprint Cookies

mincemeat thumbprint cookie recipe

Are you ready for the holidays? I adore the holiday season. It is an absolute sensory overload for me. The sights, smells, and sounds are distinct and often tied to a memory that warms the heart.  Of course, the tastes are high on my list of sensory experiences that make the holidays what they are. […]

Treat of the Week: Peanut Praline Brownies

peanut praline brownie recipe

I am writing this from my hotel room preparing to leave for Brimfield Market DAY 2. I have loads to share with you and will do so on Monday. There are so many wonderful things to see here. It’s no wonder this market has such an incredible reputation. This week wraps up with a delicious […]