Hot Fudge Pudding

Adapted from a mid-20th century recipe, I’ve added coffee and good quality chocolate to give this the oomph that modern day chocolate lovers are seeking. Just mix and bake, it’s quite simple and forgiving.

Gingersnap Cookies

As the cookie bakes, the ball will melt down and develop the crinkled surface. When finished baking, the cookies are still slightly soft in the center. Once they are cooled, these cookies will snap just like the store bought kind. To assure freshness, I recommend buying powdered ginger and other spices in small amounts from […]

Ginger Date Pecan Bundt Cake

This Bundt cake combines the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, pecans and dates! With all that flavor, no glaze is necessary.

Festive Holiday Bars

With this versatile recipe, feel free to substitute dried fruits, chocolate chips or candies for the chocolate candy pieces.

Ginger Chai Glazed Bundt Cake

There are many brands of chai concentrate on the market, go ahead and choose your favorite. For the glaze, feel free to adjust the spice level to your taste, add in some fresh ground cardamom pods or pump up the black pepper level for the true heat of freshly made Indian chai. The crystallized ginger […]

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

These cookies are sweetened with honey instead of sugar, making them a special treat. The peppermint candy gives the cookie and added crunch and punch of mint flavor.

Classic Holiday Favorite Cherry Pie

Sour cherries, bing, Montmorency, Rainier – there are many to choose from. If your cherries do not leave you with a bit of juice during the pitting process, you may want to add a few tablespoons of water to this while you cook the fruit. I will leave the lattice crust to your own discretion. […]

Candy Cane Biscotti

These peppermint flavored biscotti are so perfect for dipping into hot cocoa on a cold day. If candy canes are not available, feel free to use crushed peppermint candies instead.

Apricot Cherry Holiday Fruit Bread

This bread has a lovely, fruity flavor and festive color, yet is not overly rich. It is not too sweet either, so the powdered sugar glaze not only adds eye appeal but complements the taste. While it is perfect for the holidays, I find it is well received any time of year, especially served at […]

Almond Crescents

Golden bakers sugar is a finely ground, sandy brown, slightly caramelized sugar. It is perfect for this cookie.You can find it in many specialty stores and online. If unavailable, look for baker’s sugar or maple sugar.