Vanilla Raspberry Mini Meringue Kisses

Vanilla Raspberry Mini Meringue Kisses #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for crisp little vanilla raspberry meringues made into mini star-shaped kisses. Life is messy, made exponentially more so by children. Today one child stepped on a wayward grain of rice from packing lunch boxes, grinding it beneath his small heel straight into my relatively new area rug as he ran to brush his […]

Orange and Black Tea Olive Oil Shortbread Cookies

Orange and Black Tea Olive Oil Shortbread #cookie #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for rich, olive oil shortbread cookies flavored with black tea and orange zest, rolled in sugar or with an orange glaze drizzled over the top. I cleared and wiped down the counter for the seventh time since waking up that morning, rinsing the washcloth under the scalding water and wringing it out. The […]

Mascarpone Cardamom Crisps: Christmas Cookie Crunch Time

Mascarpone Cardamom Crisps #cookies #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

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

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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 […]

Spiced Pumpkin Butter Bars with Pecans

Spiced Pumpkin Butter Bars with Pecans #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

Velvety pumpkin butter with pumpkin pie spices is baked between layers of oats and flour and topped with toasty pecans in this quick and simple bar dessert recipe. After much hemming and hawing, I finally made pumpkin butter. I’m not sure what I was expecting to find at the end of a long simmer, but […]

Peach Bourbon Pie with a Bacon Brown Sugar Crumble

Peach Bourbon Pie with Bacon Brown Sugar Crumble #Recipe | FoodforMyFamily.com

Velvety peaches in a bourbon-spiked caramel-like sauce fill a crisp pie crust and get topped with a smokey bacon crumble in this recipe for homemade summer pie. I have mentioned before that August is where I would live forever if we could stop time and continue repeating just one month of the calendar year. The […]

Peach Sorbet Bellini and Spritzer

Peach Sorbet and Bellini Spritzer #Recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

Silky smooth peach sorbet bobs lightly in their bubbly bath in this frozen take on bellini. Serve this easy recipe with a spicy ginger ale or sparkling juice for a virgin take on this classic cocktail. Peaches announce their presence with sweet scented air, enticing you with their velvety soft surface that promises bright juicy […]