Dec 6, 2018

Christmas Ornament Cookies

These Christmas ornament cookies are a fun treat to make with kids.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with Christmas Cookies Week. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the Christmas Cookies Week recipes. 

Christmas Ornament Cookies


These Christmas ornament cookies are big, sparkly, and delicious.

Dec 5, 2018

Cornish-Style Steak Pasties

Cornish-Style Steak Pasties - A delicious and portable meat and vegetable hand pie.

Cornish Steak Pasties

Cornish pasties typically are made with beef (usually skirt steak), potatoes, onions, and rutabagas (called swede in Cornwall), which are wrapped in a crust and baked to make a delicious portable meat pie.

Dec 3, 2018

Homemade Chinese Five Spice Powder

Homemade Chinese Five Spice Powder - one of my favorite spice blends. Sichuan peppercorns, star anise, cloves, fennel, and cinnamon combine to create a wonderful and uniquely flavored seasoning.

Homemade Chinese Five Spice Powder ingredients

Why should you make your own Chinese Five Spice? 


First, one of the cool things about making your own spice blends is that you can control the ingredients in the blend, and customize the spices to your taste.

Dec 2, 2018

Spiced Chocolate Molasses Cookies

Spiced Chocolate Molasses Cookies - a chocolate cookie spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and allspice, and filled with a dark chocolate and molasses ganache. 


This post is sponsored in conjunction with Christmas Cookies Week. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the Christmas Cookies Week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Spiced Chocolate Molasses Cookies

These spiced chocolate molasses cookies will please both the chocolate lover and the spicy Christmas cookie lover in your life. These cookies are fabulous for a Christmas cookie platter or cookie exchange.

Nov 27, 2018

Homemade Crescent Rolls

Homemade crescent rolls - buttery and soft on the inside and slightly crispy and flaky on the outside.

Homemade Crescent Rolls

Crescent rolls always remind me of Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. While dinner rolls or bread were rarely a part of "regular" dinnertime when I was growing up, warm rolls slathered in butter were always a part of holiday dinners. Butter!

Nov 26, 2018

Thanksgiving Leftover Mashed Potatoes and Stuffing Pancakes

Thanksgiving leftover mashed potatoes and stuffing pancakes - little pan-fried cakes of mashed potatoes infused with your favorite stuffing.

Thanksgiving Leftover Mashed Potatoes and Stuffing Pancakes

I love making Thanksgiving dinner for my family. First, it's just us, our kids, and my grandkids, so the audience is always accepting, and my single oven can handle the meal.

Jalapeño Cheddar Mini Muffin Appetizers | #MuffinMonday

Jalapeño Cheddar Mini Muffins - fabulous as an easy appetizer, and delicious with a salad or a bowl of soup or chili for lunch or dinner.

Jalapeño Cheddar Mini Muffin Appetizers

These jalapeño cheddar mini muffins almost have the texture of gougères, those delicious little French poppable cheese puffs served at cocktail parties.