Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments

Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments

I can barely believe it’s been six months since we moved into our first home in Texas. And now, just as quickly as we signed on the dotted line, we’re celebrating our first Christmas here! Well, not exactly here, but at my in-laws’ cozy...

Mini Gingerbread Loaves with Cream Cheese Glaze

Gingerbread Loaf

One of the things I love most about this season is giving. Giving heartfelt hugs to my family and friends, giving them a nice compliment, and best of all, giving them a gift home-baked from my kitchen. Besides hugs and compliments, it’s the way...

10 Tips to Simplify Baking

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Baking requires precision and patience, but it can be made perfectly simple with the help of a few handy tips and tricks. When you’re short on time, try softening butter with a rolling pin. Or, if you’re missing heavy cream, make your own by...

Tuscan Herb Spice Mix

Tuscan Spice Herb Mix

Since Thanksgiving is now just a memory and another major holiday is just around the bend, you could probably use something easy in your life. This perfect blend of Italian spices to rub on a juicy roast or steaming medley of sautéed vegetables is...

Pumpkin Cake Truffles with White Chocolate and Walnuts

Pumpkin Cake Truffles with White Chocolate and Walnuts

Since Thanksgiving is near and my family is traveling today to spend the holiday with us, I figured what better time to celebrate with something sweet! As much as I love the traditional apple pie, I’m a big lover of cake, and especially cake...

45 Recipes for Thanksgiving

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Still need some ideas for your Thanksgiving feast or a dish to bring over? Well, you’ll be happy to hear I’ve got you covered, from breakfast to appetizers, the whole bird to side dishes, and of course a delicious array of fall desserts! For...

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

When it comes to pumpkin pie, my husband is the true fanatic since, sorry to say, I prefer a good piece of cake. But with Thanksgiving right around the corner, I figured I’d give his favorite fall treat a whirl and see if I...

Artichoke Stuffed Baked Potato Bites

Artichoke Stuffed Baked Potato Bites

From  happy hours to girls’ nights, my neighborhood has pretty frequent get togethers and I’m always on the lookout for something tasty to bring along with a bottle of wine. Personally, I like two-bite treats like these, and I find they make for easy...

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Whenever I used to see a recipe for cinnamon rolls, I would look at it with longing and envy. Longing because, well, who does love a piping hot pan of fresh cinnamon rolls staring at them from behind the computer screen (or better yet,...

Acorn Squash Soup with Swiss Crostini

Acorn Squash Soup

There’s nothing I love more during the cool fall months than cozying up to a bowl of hot, homemade soup. And this recipe from Sargento for a deliciously thick, spicy acorn squash soup topped with a crusty slice of toasted baguette and Swiss cheese...