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  • One of my favorite things to make are Rice Krispies treats. Not only are they incredibly easy, they are like a blank canvas for adding any little add-ins your heart desires, like salted caramel or cake batter. Today, I decided to give a pan of Rice Krispise treats a holiday makeover – fill them with lots of chocolate, lots of mint, and a nice fat Oreo stuffed right inside. I like to make very soft [...]

  • With the holidays coming, we have family visiting from out of town and out of state. We generally have a Christmas Eve buffet for the entire family and then a traditional Christmas ham dinner with folks who are able to attend. But with the hustle and bustle that comes with the season, add in the multiple family obligations, and things get a bit crazy. I’m sure you’re family is a lot like mine in this respect. [...]

  • Winter is a time for spice! Nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and ginger all figure in my favorite winter recipes. From ice cream to cake and cookies, a little spice can really liven up a recipe and add a special “Christmas” touch. Let’s take ice cream first of all – I love to make mulled wine sorbet at this time of year. It is colorful, fragant and spicy and, using 3/4 pint of red wine, it is [...]

  • It’s time for the holiday baking to dominate your kitchen! I hope you had a talk with your oven about all the overtime it is going to be accumulating over the next month. Which means you need to be sure that you fill it with plenty of delicious treats for compensation. Last year through a holiday cookie swap, I received a batch of white chocolate cherry shortbread cookies. They were the best shortbread I had [...]

  • The holiday season won’t be complete without a slice of my grandmother’s gooey pumpkin roll. Grandma is a skilled baker and this is one of her most-requested recipes. In fact, one of my cousins enjoys it year-round. Grandma usually doubles the recipe so she has plenty of this showstopping dessert to share. Enjoy it this holiday season with a cup of tea.   Pumpkin Roll Cake: 3 eggs, beaten for 5 minutes 1 cup sugar 2/3 [...]

  • This recipe really lets the flavors of Fall shine. When Fall arrives I am all about comfort foods, and rice pudding fits into that category nicely. I was inspired to make this recipe by the blog, Tea and Scones, but as with most of my recipes I switched up a lot of the ingredients in order to make it fit my dietary restrictions (vegan, gluten-free, as unprocessed as possible). The end result is OH-SO-GOOD and oh-so-comforting. [...]