Sweet tooth

Chewy Cocoa Molasses Cookies

These Spicy, chewy and oh so yummy cookies are exactly what you should be baking this week for Santa. Warm cloves, cinnamon, and ginger paired with a bit of heat from white pepper makes for a perfect cookie. I throw in just a touch of cocoa powder and then roll […]

Orange Cranberry Muffins with Walnut Crumble

When looking for the perfect breakfast treat to make for family or to share with friends this holiday season, look no further than these scrumptious Orange Cranberry Muffins with a Walnut Crumble topping. The batter seems heavy, but the muffns bake up light and tender. Slather with rich European butter […]

Lemon Coconut Wedding Cookies

Delicate Wedding Cookies are one of my favorite treats during the holidays. The pillow-like tender lemony dough dusted with confectioners sugar is so special. Now that my Meyer Lemon trees are loaded with fruit, I wanted to make something with the citrus. This cookie recipe is perfect. This dough is […]

Banana Pots De Créme

I adore banana pudding. I used to make bowls of this creamy treat when my children were in rowing and we had pot luck suppers at our house before regattas. Now that my children are adults, I love serving grown up versions of their favorite childhood desserts. This banana infused […]

Pumpkin Créme Caramel

During the holidays everyone expects a spectaular dessert after a big meal. But sometimes a heavy dessert seems like too much. I love smaller “show stopper” desserts that have a little portion control element. This pumpkin créme caramel is the perfect finish to one of thsoe heavy meals. It’s light […]

Key Lime Tiramisu

Key Lime Pie is easily my favorite dessert. I will pass on chocolate anyday over Key Lime. My native Florida roots are showing. For this recipe, I wanted several things- a no bake/ make ahead dessert, key limes, but light, tart, sour and sweet. Yikes! That’s a big bill to […]

Rustic Apple Pie

My secret is out- I am not the best at creating a gorgeous pie crust. But… I do make an incredibly delicious pie crust. It is buttery, flakey, and with a pile of spiced apples baked inside, you won’t care what it looks like. This apple pie uses Honeycrisp and […]

Boozy Celtic Coffee

Hunky Hubbie and I LOVE Bailey’s on ice after dinner. It is my favorite dessert. I rather have a dram of Bailey’s than almost any dessert other than Key Lime Pie. This summer I wanted to create a little after dinner dessert cocktail that had a touch of coffee, a […]

Lemon Poppyseed Wedding Cake

My daughter, Elizabeth was married this summer. It was a perfect day. The bride was beautiful. The groom was smiling. The parents were tearful. But… their spectacular day that we had planned for almost a year and a half was somewhat altered. The 120+ guests at a local ranch, strings […]