Mascarpone Cardamom Crisps: Christmas Cookie Crunch Time

Cardamom-kissed sugar flavors these mascarpone crisp cookie curls. Fragrant and reminiscent of both pastry and shortbread, these are a delightful addition to dessert served alongside a cup of coffee or tea. Thursday night I tucked my son in after explaining the virtues of gift-giving, teachers’ gifts for the last day of school before break slid […]

Eggnog Coconut Macaroons: The Macaroon Bible

This coconut macaroon recipe is spiced with bourbon and nutmeg for an eggnog cookie treat just right for the holiday season. It starts just as the sun is tucking itself away, the snow falling as the light dims and turns grey. Then darkness settles in, soaking the color from the once vibrant landscape. The heavy […]

Lemon Thyme Shortbread with Earl Grey Glaze: Tea and Cookies

Lemon and thyme shortbread gets an Earl Grey glaze for a tea and cookies treat that is really more cookies with a touch of tea (but also divine with a cup on the side). My kitchen has been taken over by cookies. They dot the surface of the counter, are tucked into boxes and bags […]

Sweet & Easy Vegan Cacao Nib and Chocolate Chunk Scones

All natural and unprocessed vegan scones with chocolate chips and cacao nibs make an excellent breakfast option with this easy recipe. “Mom, can we bake? Mom. Mom, I want to bake. Mom, bake. Bake.” After a long flight last Friday I headed straight towards the kids’ elementary school to volunteer. When I finally arrived home […]

Biscoff {Speculoos} Biscotti for Cold Autumn Days

The classic seasonings and brown sugar flavors of Biscoff speculoos cookies are baked inside biscotti and begging to be dipped into your favorite seasonal latte. I’m sitting on the counter swinging my bare feet, the floor two feet away. It’s summer, and I’m in shorts, my legs sticking to the counter when I shift my […]

Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar: An Edible Gift

Give the gift of cookies that they can enjoy whenever the mood strikes them. An easy gingerbread cookie mix in a jar makes a great teacher gift this Christmas and holiday season. Christmas is right around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: Run through the mall scanning the shelves for random gifts […]

The Many Faces of a Gingerbread Cookie

Gingerbread cookies are the quintessential Christmas treat. People from all over enjoy variations of them come Christmastime. Here are a few variations you could try with just one simple gingerbread cookie recipe. I’ve been sitting quietly for a long time thinking about what to write in this space. I had set out to show you […]