Brownie Crunch

Brownie Crunch

I had originally intended to kick-off the new year with a great-tasting, low-fat recipe for who knows what.  Like countless others, I turn the calendar to January, and I make resolutions about exercise and weight loss that last about a heartbeat.  This year (predictably) is no different.  Instead of Weight Watchers and a gym membership, … Continue reading

Gingerbread Snowflakes

Gingerbread Snowflakes

As the snow was falling from the sky yesterday, these gingerbread snowflakes were adorning my kitchen table.  I sat there for hours, my pastry bag filled with royal icing, having too much fun decorating each and every one.  I had baked the cookies a couple of weeks ago, and stored them (undecorated) in the freezer.  … Continue reading

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

A very snowy Saturday found me in the kitchen yesterday…alone…for my annual baking marathon.  “Little a” was planning to join me, but the doom-and-gloom weather forecast kept her home.  I was sad, but a marathon is a marathon and I was moving forward. I’ve made this chocolate biscotti before, but never with Andes Peppermint Crunch … Continue reading

Emerald Cardigan

Emerald Cardigan

Some months ago, way back at the beginning of 2013, I learned that emerald is the “color of the year”.  Prior to this, I’m not sure I ever even realized that there WAS a “color of the year”.  And, being a “love-everything-pink” person, I could not imagine myself becoming enamored with any shade of green. … Continue reading

Christmas Tree Napkins

Christmas Tree Napkins

I know that Thanksgiving is the next holiday up, but I’m going to jump right over it so that I can share these adorable Christmas tree holiday napkins with you!  The inspiration came directly from my dear friend and creative pal, Teresa.  Once she shared the idea, it didn’t take long for me to break … Continue reading