Reflections on a New Year

paper snowflakes

I wrote this post a week ago and fretted over whether to post it – until I read a recent post on The Wednesday Chef. Thank you Luisa. Now is not the time to be silent. You know, this blog is a hobby – I have to remember that, sometimes.  I put pressure on myself […]

2012 Foodblogger Cookie Swap

Shortbread with white chocolate, pistachios & cranberries from ascrumptiouslife.com

Today is the day all the participants in the 2012 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap post about their cookies. My recipe, this year, is Shortbread with white chocolate , pistachios and dried cranberries. The shortbread is delicious on it’s own, but I decided to make it a little more festive with the red, green and white toppings — and boy, the house smells great while it’s baking.

Gingerbread Dog Cookies

Gingerbread Doggie Treats

At the holidays I don’t like to forget my furry friends.  Every year I make some goodies for my friends’ dogs, with extras for Maggie (of course).  In the past I’ve made these Gingerbread Dog Cookies – and using the teenie cookie cutters I found – how cute are these ?!               […]

Penne Casserole

Penne Casserole

Penne Casserole – a great dish to make on a busy December weeknight.

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