Spiced Apple Oatmeal Cookies

For a baker, the annual Christmas cookie exchange is a highly anticipated event. Not only is it an excuse to whip out your mixer, it’s also the perfect occasion for trying out a new recipe. After all,  you’re guaranteed a large group of hungry test tasters! Since the Christmas season is typically filled with rich, […]

Pumpkin Molasses Cookies

Remember when the whisper snowfall used to stir up excitement?  When falling flurries brought a day free of school and full of wintery fun?  Snow was pure magic then.  But now, winter weather tends to bring more worry than wonderment.  Instead of sleds and snowmen, flurries bring traffic and stress.  One snow day suddenly becomes […]

Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

Happy Thanksgiving! Or maybe I should first start off by saying “Hello, again!” This year, I am thankful the little things: the support of family, the love of friends, the comfort of home, and the ability to bake again! Yes, I know, that last one is definitely simplistic. Let me explain. This past August, I […]

Coconut Zucchini Bread

Vegetables for dessert. Seems almost like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? But, then again, is zucchini actually a vegetable? Botanically speaking, summer squash such as zucchini is the mature ovary of a flower, including the seeds and protective covering. That makes it a fruit.  But under this same definition, tomatoes, cucumbers, even tree nuts are also […]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

The first day of fall. There are many who mourn this day, as it means bidding adieu to the sunny days of lying on the beach and grilling in the backyard. Warm turns to cold, and green turns to orange. But in the immortal words of the Beatles, “I don’t know why you say ‘Goodbye,’ […]