I had been meaning to have a cookie swap for years — YEARS!!!! Somehow I could never fit it in to my schedule. Last year, I was determined to start a new tradition and what fun it was! I held my party on Saturday, December 17th – I wanted the cookies to be fresh for Christmas. Twelve women […]
I know it’s my British upbringing , but I love mincemeat. What is mincemeat, you ask?It’s a rich mixture of dried fruits and citrus peels mixed with treacle (molasses) and oil. No actual meat in it at all – although apparently it used to, hence the name. It’s used heavily during the holidays in a variety […]
Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time for me to start making Christmas gifts for my friends. I love gifts food gifts for the holidays. I find that people really appreciate getting something homemade. One gift I love to give is nuts. Last year I gave two types of nuts. This year, I wanted to try […]
It all started years ago, when it seemed that ALL our friends got dogs in the same year. I had just purchased “Rose’s Christmas Cookies” by Rose Berenbaum and ran across her recipe for ‘Bones a la Fido”- ahhh, the perfect gift for our friends with dogs !!! This began a tradition that I continue today. That original recipe called […]
Biscotti – easy to make cookies that are always appreciated. Cranberry and Pistachio biscotti are perfect for the holidays – their red and green colors look so festive ! Cocoa Hazelnut biscotti are perfect, well, anytime!
Want a quick and tasty gift idea for the holidays – or for that matter – a quick and easy appetizer for yourself – Nuts!! Nuts are great to have at the ready for unexpected company. But instead of putting out the can (gasp!!) of peanuts, why not try these two recipes for something special. […]