Recipe Post: Scottish Shortbread

Shortbread, especially Scottish Shortbread, is one of those “simple to learn, but a lifetime to master” recipes. There are modern shortbread recipes (and in fact I posted one just the other day, for my Meyer Lemon-Cardamom Shortbread Bars), and there is whipped shortbread, which is light and airy and melts in your mouth; it’s a…

Recipe Post: Meyer Lemon-Cardamom Shortbread Bars

It’s January, and this means for those north of the 49th parallel, it’s Meyer lemon season! Anyone who has read my blog for any amount of time should know how much I adore Meyer Lemons, from posts such as Meyer Lemons: Summer’s Promise in Winter, Meyer Lemons!!! Yaaaaay!!!!!, and Meyer Lemon Tarts. This recipe is…

Recipe Post: DIY Mix-N-Match Ultimate Cookie Bars

The recipe below was based off Kraft Canada’s recipe for Rocky Road Bars and has been around for some time. However, if anyone has been reading my posts for a while, you will know I’m an inveterate, incorrigible, and unapologetic recipe tinkerer. I’ve made the original recipe many times for others over the years, so…

Recipe Post: Candy Cane Meringue Kisses

A great, easy to make little “cookie” that is totally gluten-, dairy-, and fat-free, meringue kisses should definitely be in your baking repertoire for when you need a pretty, classy little hostess gift that looks a lot more challenging to make than it is. The hardest thing about these little cuties is activating your patience;…

Recipe Post: DIY Multi-Style Cookies

Oh my, these cookies. So ridiculously easy for being so delicious! And making a 5x batch like we did certainly means that I’ve had cookies galore for oh so many Christmas giftbags this year! This cookie base is amazingly versatile; we came up with our top five variations, as mentioned in a previous post, but…

Recipe Review: Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

I know I’ve already been writing about Christmas cooking and baking, but I’m having trouble grasping the fact that it’s actually time again to talk about holiday baking and all things wintery and December-ish. The lack of snow in our region is also hindering my “Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas” vibes, too….