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

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

I thought I’d have some fun with my shamrock cookie cutter and wish a Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all! “May your blessings outnumber The Shamrocks that grow And may trouble avoid you Wherever you go.” “A” *Sugar cookie recipe courtesy of sweetsugarbelle.com!

What goes up…must come down

What goes up…must come down

UNdecorating after the holidays leaves me blue…so, before I begin dismantling, I thought I’d share a few of this year’s favorite things: Fresh tree for the living room (it smelled terrifc…for about 3 days). A pink tree for the dining room…decorated with Swarovski crystal snowflake ornaments! The kitchen tree makes me smile: The mantle: I’m … Continue reading

Easter Cookies

Easter Cookies

Here’s  a small sampling of the Easter cutout cookies that took me 10 hours to decorate yesterday.  There were 54.  When all was said and done, I did a little internet research to look for any shortcuts that would help get me out of the kitchen sooner.  Turns out, Sweetopia offers some sample schedules to … Continue reading