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 […]

fbcookieswap 2013


I made rugelach for Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013. The cream cheese dough produces a cookie that’s not as sweet as many other holiday treats. Not to worry, I added preserves, pecans and chocolate chips so you won’t feel deprived one bit!

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.

The great food blogger cookie swap 2011

gingerbread biscotti

My cookie swap entry – Gingerbread Biscotti. I kicked it up a notch by topping the cookies with lemon icing and a sprinkle of crystalized ginger.

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