Posts Tagged: recipes

Corey’s Pecan Pie

Our happy houseguest, Corey, turned 22 the other day!  Of course I would bake him his favorite cake, but Corey had a different idea.  What’s his favorite cake??  Uh…uh…uh….Do you like cake??…uh…uh…uh….. Okay, then.  After a brief, but productive, interrogation, Corey confessed that pecan pie is one of his two all-time favorite desserts (the other […]

Annual Christmas Cookie-Baking Marathon

Includes recipes for Snowflake cutouts, Butter Crisp spritz, Molasses sugar cookies, Italian Christmas Cookies, Nutella Sandwiches, Almond Macaroons, Cappucino Crinkles, Almond Drop, Cranberry, White Chocolate, Pistachio Biscotti, Almond Crescent Cookies, Apricot-Orange Shortbread Bars.

Molasses Sugar Cookies & Nutella Sandwiches

My “Christmas Baking Extravaganza” is this Saturday.  You’ll hear all about this wonderful tradition, complete with photos and recipes, in my next post.  In the meantime, I’ve been busy baking these: Print Nutella Sandwiches Ingredients 1 and 2/3 cups all purpose flour 1 cup butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/3 cup blanched almonds 1 tbsp. […]

Italian Christmas Cookies

No.  The stockings are not hung by the chimney with care.  Nor is my tree decorated.  And the presents remain unwrapped.  But I’m having fun baking holiday cookies!  And this is probably my all-time favorite Christmas cookie, as it was one of two recipes that my mom would make to kick-off the holiday season.  The […]

Bunco Beef Stew

On the last Monday of every month, you will find me rolling dice and shouting “luck, be a lady”!  No.  I don’t frequent the “craps tables” at Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun, but I do get together with friends for a fun-filled evening of BUNCO (an easy game of dice, played in rounds).  There are 12 […]

Leaf peeping and cheesecake

Vermont is absolutely breathtaking this time of year.  The hills and mountainsides explode with rich, deep fall hues, and devoted leaf peepers make a yearly pilgrimage there to experience the profusion of colors.  I sincerely admire their desire to immerse themselves in the brilliance and splendor of the foliage, and I applaud their efforts to […]

Grandma’s Raspberry Jam Sticks

I’m heading to Rhode Island tomorrow to do some clamming and have a little fun in the sun.  Actually, I will not do any clamming at all.  I’ll sit on a little strip of “beach” with my sister-in-law and watch as our husbands disappear into the horizon, rake and net in hand, to search with […]