New Year's/ Christmas Crack Toffee

Dec 30, 2016

New Year’s/ Christmas Crack Toffee

One. Last. Party.  A small one too.  But even for immediate family (and a few guests), the food has to be good.  So, I am making some New Year’s/Christmas Crack Toffee (the toffee that goes crunchy/salty over crackers) to snack on.  And decorating it with gold sprinkles for New Year’s!  Toffee is something I normally do straight—butter, sugar, vanilla, no … Continue reading

Dec 1, 2016

White Peppermint Bark Martini (& Notes from the Martini Lab)

What’s more fun than a holiday dinner?  How about a holiday dinner that includes a martini lab?  This year, with daughters home early (hooray!) for Thanksgiving, I invited over my sister-in-law and put a ham in the oven.  After a casual dinner, we set to mixing up holiday martinis, including the White Peppermint Bark Martini featured today.  Now this isn’t … Continue reading

Christmas cookie snowflakes and stars

Dec 17, 2014

Christmas Cookie Snowflakes and Stars

When I made my popular fall leaf cookies last month, I was already thinking ahead.  I had just learned how to do a fun icing technique called “cookie flooding” and I wondered…  How could I adapt this for Christmas cookie snowflakes and stars?  This year, daughter #3 is appearing in a community theater production of the Christmas classic, Miracle on … Continue reading

Nov 16, 2014

Apple Pomegranate Salad & Serving Spoons Giveaway

I admit it.  I am starting to think about Christmas.  Just a little.  I blame it on the lateness of Thanksgiving, but I believe it never hurts to start your planning early.  Especially if your shopping list has one of those “people who have everything” on it.  If you do, read on for a great idea–and a recipe for Apple … Continue reading