Amaretto Fruit

Amaretto Fruit

Traditions! Yes, traditions run deep in our home this time of year. Our family treasures all of our traditions (and yes, some are quirky,) Christmas brings as many traditions to our home as wishes on Santa’s list. It was a joy to share our … [Keep reading...]

Candy Cane Snowballs

Candy Cane Snow Balls

Some days the rhythm of life can be comforting to the soul. When the calendar and the season play a rhythm that sounds something like "same time next year"your heart skips a beat and yes, smiles. Traditions this time of year are the fabric of life. … [Keep reading...]

Old-Fashioned Parker House Rolls

Roll photo

What food is sacred to your family? Everyone has a food or two that stands, unchanged, for all of time. Food trends come and go, yet usually there is one recipe that is so revered it has to be served, no matter what. … [Keep reading...]

Thanksgiving Wishes and Gingerbread Cookies!

Gingerbread cookie photo

What a fun and busy time. I love holidays and all of the celebrations and traditions. Right now, my kitchen is stuffed with the fixings for the Thanksgiving feast and at the same time, I am already baking for Christmas. Am I confused? No, it’s just … [Keep reading...]

Lemon Kiss Cookies

Lemon Kiss Cookies

It happened just like clock work. The calendar pages blew off my desk with hurricane gust winds. Yep, the days, they are a flying by.....don’t blink. The holidays for all practical purposes are here. Start getting extra zzzzz’s each night, … [Keep reading...]

Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Spaghetti and meatballs, photo

Do you share recipes with your friends? We do and that makes the food taste even better. When I want spaghetti and meatballs, I turn to my friend Roxanne, for hers are the best. Even better, is the story she shares about her favorite recipe and the … [Keep reading...]

Maple Syrup Coffee Cake Loaf and Maple Glazed Squash or Carrots

Maple Syrup

I love maple syrup. Yes, I love it drizzled over pancakes and waffles—but I also love baking breads, muffins and cakes with it and glazing carrots, squash and ham with it. This time of year, when baking and roasting take over the kitchen, maple … [Keep reading...]

Every food has a story–and mine is Sauerbraten

sauerbraten photo

Every food has a story. It is a story of family and friends who gather in love, and the story etches a connection that transcends miles and generations. Remember the earliest family dinner you can—hidden way back in your memory and you will … [Keep reading...]

Apple Cider Cupcakes

Apple Cider Cupcakes

'Tis the season and one that I adore--apples, apples and more apples. They are everywhere and seem to be multiplying quickly. The crisp, sweet taste of a red jewel or the sensation of cider on the tip of your tongue produces life long memories. It … [Keep reading...]