Holiday Baking

Coconut Cake with Lemon Curd

I adore coconut. Coconut cream pie, coconut cake, coconut milk anything. This cake recipe is based off a very old Southern Living recipe I have been making for years. I know add coconut milk instead of regular milk to amp up the coocnut flavor. The lemon curd is the Old […]

Büche De Noël or Chocolate Yule Log

This beautiful traditional cake hailing from medieval times has become a staple for many Christmas and New Year’s tables. Legend has it the cakes’ origins are from a pagan rite, and what is Christmas without a few pagan rites thrown in? Families would bring in a log from a fruit […]

Gingerbread Cookies with Royal Icing

Did I ever tell you about the time I baked an entire collection of Gingerbread Christmas Ornaments, for my tree, iced them with delicate royal icing to look like snowflakes, hung them on our tree with tartan satin ribbons only to find our Golden Retriever, Zack, had eaten half of […]

Smoked Sea Salt & Dark Chocolate Christmas Crackers

This is another great recipe for folks who wants a sweet treat around during the holidays, but just are not into hard core baking. Christmas Crackers are just saltine crackers drizzled with a caramel of melted butter and brown sugar, then baked for a few minutes. With me so far- […]

Holiday Food Gifts- Hot Cocoa Mix

Nothing says, “Happy Holidays” like a homemade food gift. Something from the heart and hearth says, “you mean more to me than a quick trip to the mall.”. Hunky Hubbie and I are at a point in our lives where “things” do not interest us much anymore. We are constantly […]