Posts Tagged: holiday baking

Christmas Cookie Kickoff — Bakery Italian Butter Spritz

I totally love baking cookies year round, but there is something special and magical about baking cookies for Christmas.  Happy childhood memories of holiday baking with my mom and sister, and visions of the cookie feasts that my aunts presented to their guests, flood my soul and warm my heart. I always try to add […]

Mini Maple-Glazed Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaves

After the Halloween weather fiasco, I thought I’d look ahead to some Thanksgiving baking.  As I check the calendar, I realize that I don’t have to look too far. First up, a little pumpkin bread.  I found this recipe on Allrecipes and it’s a keeper.  I know I sound like my mother when I say, […]

“Party Perfect” Cookie Tray II: Bethy’s Pink Cookies

I LOVE these cookies.  REALLY love ’em.  They are a soft version of the ever-popular Italian iced cookies and, once you start, you can’t stop eating them.  They are exclusive to my friend Bethy and, quite honestly, nobody makes them like she does. We spent a day together baking cookies for an upcoming wedding shower, […]

Luscious Cranberry Squares

Fresh cranberries are such a seasonal treat, and there is almost no better way to celebrate their arrival than to bake up a deliciously moist batch of cranberry squares! CRANBERRY SQUARES 2 cups whole cranberries 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup chopped pecans Mix together and spread on the bottom of a 13″ x 9″ greased […]