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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 the kitchen!…

hands making pie dough on a dark ground

15 Inspirational Apple Pies!

15 Inspirational Apple Pies 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 around!…

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 later in the season.…

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 flours to give added flavor, a nutritional boost,…

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, too.  What more could you want from a…

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 frugal treat ~ they turn a late summer glut into the silkiest, most intensely flavored spread imaginable, and help stock the larder for so many cozy…

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 be homemade.  Here are some of my favorite…

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 you roll, gingerbread is the cookie of the…

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 Blondies :) The recipe is based…

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 meaning!…

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, and this is my chance to introduce them…

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 an expert on pies of every kind, so…

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 moths!  I’ve spent so much time cleaning and…

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 need to know about the sweet stuff… We’re…

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 tea.…

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 scones for a unique breakfast or tea time…

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 doesn’t have the wonderful large granite island that…

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!…