Wine and Love #33

This is the first edition of Wine and Love that I’m hosting. The series was originally brought to you by Walking With Nora. Since she’s reached her 52 weeks, I decided to continue this until I reach my 88th Wine and Love. The concept is this – each Thursday you list out what’s driving you […]

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On Patience

When the recipe says to wait until the cake has cooled, it means it. I made my own version of Tracy’s Mom’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake last weekend. My walnut replacement were almond slivers, and I highly recommend that substitution. I let the cake cool for a little bit, but it wasn’t enough. When we […]

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An Entertaining House is a Clean House

Thanks to Duncan Hines for sponsoring my writing. There’s no limit to the baking possibilities, so grab your favorite Duncan Hines mix and Comstock or Wilderness fruit fillings and Bake On! www.duncanhines.com. December has been a hectic month. Ryan and I have been hosting one crab dinner after another. Had crab been available over Thanksgiving […]

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Chocolate Truffle Espresso Cookies w/ Butterscotch Chips

It’s time for the grand reveal! For the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap of 2011, I baked truffle chocolate espresso cookies with butterscotch chips using Godiva’s Chocolate Truffle Coffee. We were assigned three lucky recipients each, so that was 36 of these cookies! I didn’t do a particularly good job of portioning out the dough, […]

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Lemon Honey Cookies with Cranberries

For Thanksgiving meals at friends’ homes, I decided to bake cookies as my contribution. I wanted to try incorporating flavored honey cremes into cookies and found a very simple honey cookie recipe online to work with. With just a few tweaks, they turned out quite nicely. The lemon honey flavor was subtle, and the cookie […]

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On Making and Baking

I signed up for a cookie swap. I think that you should too! So far over 450 people have signed up, but there’s room for more. The deadline to sign up is November 15th. You’ll be paired up with a few people to send a dozen cookies to! Note that I’ve only baked several batches […]

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