Cookie Week Day 4: Butter Cookie

best butter cookie recipe

Today’s cookie is what I like to call the ‘Blue Tin’ cookie. This butter cookie tastes like those cookies from the Danish Butter Cookie tin that I used to get from someone every year. I haven’t gotten them for a few years, but when I long for that flavor, this cookie does the trick. The dough is […]

Cookie Week Day 3: Chocolate Chip Cookie

best chocolate chip cookie recipe

As we proceed through our first annual Cookie Week, we stumble upon the undisputed King of Cookies, Chocolate Chip. This is as traditional as it gets.  While this cookie is suitable for any time of the year, no respectable holiday treat package would be without it. Now, here is the thing about chocolate chip cookies. Some folks […]

Cookie Week 2: Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookie

best cranberry orange oatmeal cookie recipe

Cookie Week continues with a winter classic… the oatmeal cookie. I must tell you upfront that while I like most cookies soft and chewy, that is not the case with oatmeal cookies. It must be my fondness for granola that leads me toward a denser cookie. These cookies are still somewhat soft but have some real substance. The […]

Cookie Week Kickoff: Chocolate Crackle Cookie

chocolate crackle cookie recipe

Welcome to cookie week. We are dedicating the entire week to the cookie.  Hopefully, you will find some here that you can package up and ship to friends and family for the holidays. A lovely package of well-made treats is always a welcomed gift.  Choosing which cookies to offer up for Cookie Week was challenging. We wanted to […]

Treat of the Week: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

best red velvet whoopie pie recipe

I have been reluctant to put whoopie pies on this site for some time.  They seem to be everywhere already and I prefer to be on the front end of waves whenever possible. You may not see them here again for some time, and if/when you do, I promise a new spin. I decided to add […]

The Chocolate Cupcake

best chocolate cupcake recipe

Thank goodness someone comes up with unusual holidays and celebrations or we might miss our chance to celebrate the chocolate cupcake. Today, October 18, is the day. You can celebrate it by buying some if you don’t have time, but better would be to make some. Today we offer up our favorite chocolate cupcake recipe. This recipe is […]

Treat of the Week: Tiramisu

I am somewhat surprised that I made it this far without presenting tiramisu.  This is my recipe for my all-time favorite dessert.  Cheesecake tries to win my affections, and I admit I sometimes stray, but tiramisu holds a special place in my heart.  It has it all… coffee, cream, chocolate… what’s not to love? There […]

Treat of the Week: Poached Pears in Vanilla Sage Wine Sauce

Earlier this week we talked about finding your preference in wines.  Maybe you tried some. Maybe you have some left over. I wouldn’t, but that’s me.  Either way, get your hands on some white wine so you can make this treat.  You won’t be disappointed.  The poached pear is an eye-pleasing dessert that is far […]

Treat of the Week: Chocolate Meringue Kisses

chocolate meringue kisses recipe

This has been a big week for us around here. Back to school and bakery plans have kept us incredibly busy day to day.  Toss in the blog and social media and the hopper was just about at capacity. We will do our best to keep the good stuff coming. I’ve decided to express my […]

Treat of the Week: Summer Berry Pavlova with Hibiscus Cream

berry pavlova with hibiscus cream recipe

If you have never had pavlova you are in for a treat. The range of textures and flavors in this treat makes it a favorite for most. The baking method results in a light and crispy crust enveloping a soft marshmallowy center. Top that off with whipped cream and berries or other fruit and it is out […]

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