Archive for the 'Holidays' Category

Pound Cake

Do you know how Pound Cake got its name? Think about it. I love pound cake because it is dense and packed full of buttery goodness! I love that it is used for fondue, it’s just perfect! As a child, I remember thinking “wow, I’m in heaven!” every time I had a slice, which wasn’t Read More

Kitchen Sink Cookies

A couple weeks ago, I wanted to bake.  Not really having a specific cookie in mind, I decided to “go big or go home”, so went downstairs to the pantry and grabbed as many ingredients as I could.  The bricks of butter had already been taken out to soften earlier that day. I am a Read More

The Raw Macaroon

       A couple weeks ago, I went to pick up some almond flour to prepare for my Macaron Bakefest. Before you know it, holiday baking will be in full swing, and I am organizing a cookie exchange of a large proportion. I also make extras for parties, family, and friends. Seriously, does one need Read More

Making Macarons (Macaroons)

A confection that has gained a lot of attention in the past few years is the Macaron. While a lot of us believe the Macaron originated in France, there has been some debate that it originated in Italy – “Some have traced its French debut back to the arrival of Catherine de’ Medici’s Italian pastry Read More

Sweet Potato Casserole

I had my first taste of sweet potato pies and casseroles when I was living in Texas.  I have always loved sweet potatoes, but only ever had them as a side (whole) or boiled (I was a child/teenager). Having these two dishes was an experience! This picture is a version made by a friend.  I Read More

Another Cookie Exchange

This entry was supposed to have been uploaded in December, but various things prevented me from posting in time.  When reading, you will notice that the tense is not right.  I apologize for this. It’s that time of year again, and although it’s the same time every year, it always hits me in the face! Read More

Christmas Greetings

Hi everyone I always get a bit sentimental at this time of year. I absolutely cherish people dearest to me, and those who are growing dearer.  I lost two family members this year, and not being able to visit with them this Christmas leaves me a bit sad. During the Christmas season, we need to be Read More

All Wrapped Up!

You’ve heard the term — “Presentation is everything”? Think about it, and I am sure you will agree that this statement is for the most part true.  Has a friend ever asked you “Do you think I’m fat?”  How did you respond?  How well do you think your friend would have accepted the ugly truth Read More