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 […]

Buttermilk Custard Pear Pie and Pie Crust Crimping


A creamy vanilla and buttermilk custard envelopes a pile of perfectly plump pears, all baked off in an all-butter pie crust. Yesterday my husband and I packed up our car. Not the family car that fits all the kids securely in their car seats, us in the front, but the small commuter vehicle he drives […]

Perfect All-Butter Pie Crust


An easy, all-butter pie crust recipe to impress your friends and family with a flaky, homemade crust this holiday season or any season. Grab a shortening crust recipe from me over at TidyMom. I recently had the opportunity to make pie at J.M. Smucker’s in Ohio, (did you know they have both Pillsbury and the […]

Ginger Peach Iced Tea Popsicles at the End of Summer


Summer peaches and iced tea turn into sweet popsicles just in time for Labor Day and the end of summer. I’ve been quite melancholy as of late. Far too busy for my own good and saddened at the thought of missing another summer. They always seem to fly by, taking with them the warm air […]

Peanut Butter Pie for Mikey and Jennifer Perillo


This peanut butter pie is creamy, chocolatey and everything you’d expect from a peanut butter pie. Made specifically for Mikey Perillo, as requested by his wife, Jennie, it will forever serve as a reminder to hold those closest to you daily and tell them how much you love them. I’ve been staring at the screen […]

Watermelon Lime Sorbet Slices


A sweet and tangy watermelon lime sorbet is a great way to cool off in the summer. As a bonus, this recipe is frozen back in the watermelon rind and cut off into slices. It’s hot. The type of heat where when you step outside the door and your skin is wet before the door […]

Fresh Strawberry and Gingered Rhubarb Pie for a Pie Party


A fresh take on the classic strawberry-rhubarb pie that your mother used to make. Rhubarb pie filling spiked with ginger and an almond shortbread crust are finished off with fresh strawberries in a bright glaze. There’s no question that Dr. Seuss has captivated many of children, mine and myself included, with his whimsical storytelling. When […]