Christmas Baking: Cranberry Maple Nut Tartlets

When I was learning how to bake professionally at college, I had the opportunity to participate in an auction that was being held by one of the Marketing students. And by “participate”, I mean “donate stuff to the raffle” for no remuneration whatsoever. However, I liked the person who asked me, and since I was…

Recipe Post: Lemon Cranberry Scones!

Last week I was in quite the mood to bake, and I had a long-outstanding request by our friend, Miss Kitty, to make scones. So, make scones we did! As we were dog-sitting The Naughty One that day, we had a tiny, but clean, quiet, and totally-ours kitchen to work in. It was quite the…

Recipe Post! Cranberry-Glazed White Chocolate Cheesecake

This beautiful dessert was a delicious ending to our massive Christmas dinner, and well-received by all guests, even those who normally don’t eat cheesecake! Sadly, my own photo of my lovely cheesecake was so comprehensively awful, I had to pinch one from the internet; I guess I was too busy serving and clearing that I…

The 2013 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

Whew! It’s finally time to unveil my cookies for the 2013 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! One of my recipients self-identified as gluten-free, so I needed to find a recipe was either already gluten-free, or could be altered to accommodate this allergy. Happily, cookies are quite forgiving when using alternate baking flours, and there are…

Recipe and Tutorial: Cranberry Lemon Scones

While I was up visiting my sister and family this past weekend, I had the opportunity to do some baking with my sis, which I love to do. She’s a great sous-chef (very precise, measures all the ingredients out for a recipe’s mise en place, and always jumps in to assist when needed…as I said,…

Recipe and Tutorial: Gingerbread Biscotti

I have a regular customer who loves loves LOVES my gingerbread biscotti! While he is Croatian, he has a poker party nearly every weekend, and his fellow players are mostly Italian…and Italians know good biscotti, letmetellyou. I am constantly informed of how GOOD these are, and that no matter how many dozen he buys, there…