Dec 11, 2017

Chocolate Mint Torte | #BakingBloggers

This Chocolate Mint Torte recipe takes a tasty chocolate sponge cake and fills it with a delicious mint cream mousse and layers of chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Mint Torte

Making this chocolate mint torte was definitely an exercise in flexing new baking muscles for me.

Dec 9, 2017

Fried Sausages and Apples from The Hamilton Cookbook

 These Fried Sausages and Apples are from the well-researched book The Hamilton Cookbook by my friend Laura Kumin of the blog, Mother Would Know.

Fried Sausages and Apples from The Hamilton Cookbook

When Laura asked if I would be willing to review her new book, I jumped at the chance.

Dec 8, 2017

Almond-Spice Christmas Wreath Cookies | #ChristmasCookies

These Almond-Spice Christmas Wreath Cookies are pretty easy to make, even if they do look fancy.

Almond-Spice Christmas Wreath Cookies

These almond-spice Christmas wreath cookies would be great to make with kids who are interested in baking. You'd just need to have double the amount of maraschino cherries on hand so they could sneak a few during the decorating phase.

Dec 6, 2017

Eggnog Cheesecake | #FoodieExtravaganza

This Eggnog Cheesecake is the smoothest and creamiest cheesecake I've ever eaten. It's dense, moist, rich, and delicious.

Egg Nog Cheesecake #eggnog #cheesecake

This eggnog cheesecake recipe is a tasty way to use up leftover eggnog, although, after trying this cheesecake, you may just find yourself buying or making eggnog just to bake this cheesecake.

Dec 5, 2017

Foolproof Holiday Cookies | #Christmas Cookies

These Foolproof Holiday Cookies are perfect for decorating for Christmas, birthdays, or any occasion!

Foolproof Holiday Cookies #cookies #christmascookies

I love that these Foolproof Holiday Cookies are so easy to cut and bake, yet they taste delicious. They can be decorated with just a glaze and some sprinkles, or you can go all fancy with royal icing.

Dec 4, 2017

Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies | #ChristmasCookies

These Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies are totally fun to make, and they are so "pepperminty!"

Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies

These peppermint candy cane cookies are flavored with both peppermint and vanilla extracts, which give them a wonderful flavor and aroma.

Nov 29, 2017

Japanese Potato Salad with Yukon Gold Potatoes

This Japanese Potato Salad with Yukon Gold Potatoes is creamy, acidic, and sweet at the same time.

Japanese Potato Salad with Yukon Gold Potatoes

This is the second time I've posted a Japanese Potato Salad. I pretty much fell in love with it with my first post, using Idaho potatoes. So did Mr. Kitchen, who, Irishman that he is, pretty much likes to have potatoes every day.

This version of Japanese Potato salad uses Yukon Gold potatoes. In addition, the potatoes are partially mashed instead of riced.