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

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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