Holiday Baking: what a wonderful holiday family tradition! When my boys were little, it was one of our favorite activities – baking and decorating holiday cookies together. I just loved having a huge display of colors, shapes and varieties on trays for friends and family who came to visit. In those days, I didn’t know about “exchanges” where you could make a lot of one kind and come home … Read more The Annual Dilemna – Which Cookie to bring to the Cookie Exchange?
My Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA box is a wonderful resource for making desserts. I usually look first to the fruit in my box when deciding on a sweet finish to my meal. Often dinner in itself is enough to fill you fully, but as the saying goes “there’s always room for something sweet!” When making your dessert center around fruit, at least you can be adding beneficial nutrients and … Read more Citrus adds a Fresh Taste to this Sumptuous Dessert!
Just in time for the season’s fresh, crisp apples, I bring you this simple, yet elegant Apple Cake! Lightly sweet and heavenly tasting, an impressive display that will have your friends wondering if you went to pastry school. The recipe is surprisingly simple considering the finished product you will receive. The best kind of apples to use would be ones that are slightly sweet and nicely crisp. Exactly what … Read more You’ll look like a Pastry Chef with this Impressive Apple Cake!
At this point, you may be getting used to me telling you about my “fav” holiday gift – The San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market Cookbook. Well this week I am continuing my research on the recipes inside and testing out their splendor. Today’s treats are the Pistachio Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze from Sara Peterson at Scout Coffee Co in San Luis Obispo. You can … Read more Elevate your Afternoon Tea with these Adorable Cookies!
If you want to impress your house guests this holiday season, serve them an Apple Dutch Baby for breakfast. It is made with a combination of caramelized apples and a custard style batter. The whole process is done in the oven creating one large puffy pancake that is absolutely scrumptious! It all starts with melting some butter in a heavy skillet in the oven. I use my … Read more Your Holiday Guests will Swoon over this Breakfast Dish!
As a child, I used to fight with my brother over cinnamon rolls. I loved those Pillsbury “place and bake” rolls hot from the oven with melted icing on top. This pie brings back those fond memories, with a new twist on a healthier version. This amazing pie is made with a somewhat unique mixture of ingredients. And although there is sugar in the pie and frosting, all of the other ingredients are … Read more You Would Never Know that this Cinnamon Roll Pie is Gluten Free!