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  • Norwegian Rhubarb and Almond Cake

    This Norwegian Rhubarb and Almond Cake is a delicate breakfast or snack cake that features the unusual combination of tart rhubarb with almond.  …

  • A pan of almond blondies with a slice removed

    Almond Shortbread Bars

    Almond Shortbread Bars ~ an easy shortbread dessert recipe infused with a homemade almond paste, and topped with a to-die-for sweet almond glaze that gets poured right over the  hot pan…are…

  • a log of homemade almond paste wrapped in plastic

    How to Make Homemade Almond Paste!

    How to Make Homemade Almond Paste ~ this delicious, fresh almond paste recipe is made super quick and easy in your food processor.  Wrap it up, refrigerate, and get on with…

  • mixed berries on a white surface

    Craving Berry Desserts? Start here!

    From the earliest spring strawberries to lush, late-summer blackberries, berries rule the dessert table at our house.  Here are a few of my favorite berry dessert recipes……

  • gluten free whole tangerine cake

    The Best Gluten Free Cake Recipes for Spring

    The Best Gluten Free Cake Recipes for Spring ~ there are always lots of entertaining opportunities in Spring ~ Mother’s Day, Easter, Passover, showers, graduations…so many cake-worthy occasions.  From decadent chocolate…

  • Grapefruit Blossom Pot de Creme is an elegant dessert infused with the essence of spring

    Spring Botanical Desserts

    Celebrate the start of the new season with these Spring Botanical Desserts ~ edible blossoms, tender herbs, and even wild spring greens like nettles or dandelions enhance these unique recipes.  …

  • Lemon poppy seed mini tarts

    Lemon Tart with Poppy Seed Shortbread Crust

    My Lemon Tart with Poppy Seed Shortbread Crust is a sunny, tangy dessert that’s perfect for sweetening up these last weeks of winter.  Just whisk together the lemony filling and bake,…

  • These easy cocoa meringues are the minimalist of cookies ~ just a few simple ingredients whip up into something magical! Meringues are a naturally gluten free, fat free treat!

    12 Days of Holiday Meringues!

    12 Days of Holiday Meringues ~ meringues might just be the perfect holiday treat, they’re easy, pretty, gluten free, and light enough to leave room for all the other holiday cookies!…

  • rolling and cutting gingerbread cookie dough

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies ~ I’ve tracked down the best tips and tricks for make ahead cookies so you can enjoy more of your holidays inside and outside of…

  • hands making pie dough on a dark ground

    15 Inspirational Apple Pie Recipes!

    15 Inspirational Apple Pie Recipes for the fall season ~ clear your weekend schedule and tackle one or two of these glorious recipes, you’ll be a master once the holidays roll…

  • Gingerbread Snickerdoodles

    Gingerbread Snickerdoodles ~ soft, buttery, chewy snickerdoodle dough is infused with molasses and coated with sugar and classic gingerbread spices for a holiday-ready twist on a favorite cookie!…

  • Chewy Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies in foil

    Chewy Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies

    Chewy Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies ~ these spiced molasses cookies have been upgraded with a bit of dark chocolate for a ‘best of all worlds’ holiday cookie.…

  • Honey Spice Cookies with glaze

    Honey Spice Hazelnut Cookies

    Honey Spice Hazelnut Cookies ~ these nutty, glazed cookies are a perfect way to ease into fall baking, and they’ll provide a little old world spice for your holiday cookie assortment…

  • Homemade Oat flour in a glass jar with spoon

    How To Make Oat Flour

    How to Make Oat Flour ~  simple instructions for making your own homemade naturally gluten free oat flour, it takes just seconds!   Use it alone or in combination with other…

  • Pumpkin Cornbread on a wooden table

    A 21 Recipe Salute to Cornbread

    A great cornbread’s always there for you, from summer potlucks and tailgating chilis to the fanciest holiday tables.  It’s right there alongside our steaming mugs of soup during the February doldrums,…

  • Crock Pot Cranberry Apple Butter from theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make Fruit Butter (13 Recipes)

    How to Make Fruit Butter (13 Recipes) ~ fruit butters are the ultimate summer treat ~ they turn a late season glut into the silkiest, most intensely flavored spread imaginable, and…

  • one banana banana bread cooling in loaf pan on white board

    One Banana Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

    One Banana Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts ~ when there’s just one banana left on the counter, this one-banana, one-bowl quick bread recipe steps up to the plate.…

  • What to Bake Now: Birthday Cakes!

    It’s my birthday, and I’ve got birthday cakes on the brain!  Everybody’s got their own idea about what makes a cake a birthday cake, but first and foremost, it has to…

  • What to Bake Now: Gingerbread Cookies

    What to Bake Now: Gingerbread Cookies ~ they can be deep, dark, and chewy, or light and crisp ~  they can be frosted, glazed, sprinkled or plain ~ but whichever way…

  • Mutton Pie from Historic Food

    25 Amazing Pie Crusts

    25 Amazing Pie Crusts ~ lots of incredible pie crusts to inspire all your holiday baking and beyond…so tie on your aprons and let’s get rolling……

  • Banana Chocolate Chip Blondies

    Banana Chocolate Chip Blondies

    January is one of my favorite blogging months — I don’t have to kowtow to any holidays, and I can let my appetite wander where it wants.  Today it wants Banana…

  • chocolate chip shortbread

    Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Shortbread

    Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Shortbread ~ this classic buttery shortbread studded with chunky bittersweet chocolate chips melts in your mouth and gives the whole notion of chocolate chip cookies a whole new…

  • Michael Bonne Copper Cookie Cutters

    American Artisans : Coppersmith Michael Bonne

    Coppersmith Michael Bonne is the fourth in my Sunday series featuring American Artisans. There are so many exceptionally talented craftspeople across the country who share a love of all things handmade,…

  • cranberry chocolate nut pie

    Pie Talk!

    I’m so excited today because I’ve got my good pal Tricia Buice here, and we’re talking pie.  Tricia writes the beautiful blog Saving Room for Dessert, and in my opinion she’s…

  • Fall and Holiday Baking

    Is Your Kitchen Ready for Baking Season?

    Here we are, poised at the starting gate, baking season is about to begin—  Is your kitchen ready?  Mine’s not.  In fact  this week I discovered we have the dreaded pantry…

  • Pear Gingerbread Crumb Cake

    Pear Gingerbread Crumb Cake ~ a lightly spiced shortbread based coffee cake that celebrates the flavors of the season.…

  • Everything You Need To Know About Sugar

    Sugar in all its glorious forms is one of the most important ingredients in baking, and I certainly couldn’t run my blog with out it.  Here’s an overview of everything you…

  • Almond Poppy Seed Butter Cookies

    Here’s another cookie to file away for holiday gift baking, they’ll balance out the lineup with a sophisticated crunch.  Or just make them for yourself to stash away and have with…

  • Chai Latte Scones

    Chai Latte Scones ~ chai is a spiced milk tea from India that’s made with the most wonderful mix of warm spices ~ and I’ve baked them right into these buttery…

  • Slab heaven

    My friend Judith and I visited a stone yard yesterday.  We were looking for slabs to use in our kitchens for working with bread dough, pastries and crusts.  My new kitchen…

  • Perfect Gingerbread Muffins

    Perfect Gingerbread Muffins ~  Mmmmmmmm.  That’s all.  Just mmmmmmm.  These lightly spiced streusel muffins are the ultimate fall and holiday breakfast treat!…