Anise Biscotti

Anise Biscotti from

  Recently, I attended an evening to celebrate a friend’s trip to Italy. It was her first solo trip and became a life changing experience for her. She asked her guests to bring an Italian appetizer or dessert to share. My contribution was biscotti.                   I’ve shared […]

Valentine’s Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies for Valentines from

As I shared with you last Friday – I am a chocoholic.  So Valentines is a popular holiday at my house.  But here’s a recipe for those of you who like other flavors.  Linzer Cookies are a classic sandwich cookie with a ‘window’ in the top cookie – filled with yummy spreads and jams.  Since it’s Valentines, I decided […]

fbcookieswap 2014

Nutella Krinkle Cookies from

Today’s recipe is my cookie for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. This year I made  Chocolate Hazelnut Krinkle Cookies – a new take on a classic.  Last week I told you the saga about misplacing my  former sister-in-law’s recipe for the traditional Chocolate Krinkle Cookies and needing to come up with another recipe.  So I decided […]

Chocolate Krinkle Cookies

Chocolate Krinkle Cookies from

I participate in two cookie swaps each year- the Food Blogger Cookie Swap and my own. This year I decided to make Chocolate Krinkle cookies for the food blogger cookie swap, but I couldn’t find my former sister-in-law’s recipe. UGH!!  So, I had to create another recipe for that swap and I’ll share it with you next week. […]

Back to reality….


I’m easing (very slowly) back to reality after my cruise last week.  So no new recipe today.  But I did want to share that, for the fourth year, I’m joining the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. If you’re a food blogger, I hope you’ll join me in a fun event for a good cause. For the rest of […]

Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Rosemary Shortbread cookies from

A friend asked me to make some cookies for a get-together last weekend. So, I used it as an excuse to try a new recipe – Rosemary Shortbread Cookies. Delicate little cookies that are wonderful with a cup of tea.  Heck – they were pretty darn good all by themselves!               Now, I’ve […]

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