Hazelnut Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Hazelnut Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

My holiday baking is underway, and raspberry thumbprint cookies are an all-time favorite…and they’re pretty too! For these cookies, I combined two of my favorite recipes:  Pillsbury’s Hazelnut Melting Moments and Land o’ Lakes’ Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprints.  With toasted and chopped hazelnuts, the Pillsbury recipe* makes a tender and delicious base,  and I used … Continue reading

Hurricane Corn Muffins

Irene has made a crazy person of me.  Three straight days of hurricane-doom-and-gloom has turned me into a potential contestant for “Survivor”.  My list? Buy gallons of drinking water.  Check. Canned foods, peanut butter and loads of non-perishables.  Check Oil lamps, candles and matches.  Check. Gas up my car.  Check. Haunt my kids in an … Continue reading

Jill’s Big Cupcake

I can’t help myself.  Whenever there is a celebration and some baking to be done, I’m raising my hand, shouting “I’ll do it! I’ll do it!!”.  And Jill’s bridal shower gave me the perfect opportunity to use my Wilton’s Giant Cupcake pan to create a pretty centerpiece for the dessert table.  The table had a … Continue reading