Weeknight Meals: Cannellini Bean Soup with Walnut Sage Pesto

cannellini bean soup with walnut sage pesto recipe

I just became a little less dreary, a little more cheery, and a whole lot hungrier. It appears as though the weather is making a shift later this week and encouraging autumn to come along. That is sweet music to my ears. It means more time outdoors, sweaters, and plenty of delicious comfort food. We […]

Treat of the Week: Banana Zuccotto with Whiskey Wet Walnuts

banana zucotto recipe

Happy Friday! We are just a couple of days away from the New Year and up to our ears in holiday festivities and fun. This year has been especially fun.  The boys seemed to enjoy Christmas more than ever. Our shopping was mostly done early and we were (for once) able to relax and really enjoy our time […]

Treat of the Week: Cranberry Orange Linzer Cookies

cranberry orange linzer recipe

We are closing out our annual Cookie Week with a holiday classic. However, we’ve added a little twist. This Linzer cookie incorporates orange zest with walnuts for the dough and uses cranberry jam for the filling. The result is pure holidays. The flavors here are a perfect wintery combination. The tartness of the jam goes […]

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 […]

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. […]

TV Dinner: Updated

updated TV dinner recipes

If you grew up around the same time I did, you will likely remember the TV dinner… or at least the advertisements. TV dinners were a big part of American culture for many years. Despite the fact that many ate it on a TV tray while watching television, it actually got its name because it was laid […]

Treat of the Week: Carrot Cake Cookies

carrot cake cookies recipe

As holidays go, Easter sort of gets the short end of the stick. It has all of the makings of a great holiday, but never quite the same oomph. There is candy, a fun, lovable character, and customs and traditions. Yet it still seems to pale in comparison to Christmas and Halloween. As a boy, we always […]