Brownie Brittle

Brownie Brittle

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

Italian Amaretti Cookies

Italian Amaretti Cookies

Here’s the story: 1.  Went to a Baptism…party followed at the house. 2.  After a delicious dinner…dessert time…HUGE tray of Italian cookies baked by “Grandma”. 3.  Ate a half-dozen of these gems…TOTALLY needed the recipe. 4.  Stalked “Grandma”.  Got her alone (very important), complimented her gorgeous cookies, took a deep breath and asked for the recipe. … Continue reading