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Nov 30, 2022

Chocolate Cherry Tart

Make this chocolate cherry tart for your next dessert - it's like a chocolate covered cherry in a slice of pie. 

Chocolate Cherry Tart on a plate with the tart in the background.

The combined flavors of chocolate and cherries is a match made in heaven. The dark chocolate and the tart cherry flavors come together to create a slightly sophisticated dessert that everyone will adore. 

Nov 28, 2022

Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Peppermint sandwich cookies - vanilla cookies filled with a creamy wintry peppermint buttercream and rolled in Swedish pearl sugar. 

Peppermint Sandwich Cookies stacked on a plate.

These peppermint sandwich cookies are a wonderful holiday dessert. When you are baking your holiday cookies, there's always room for peppermint! 

Cheddar, Bacon, and Potato Muffins

These muffins, filled with with sharp cheddar cheese, bacon, chives, and shredded potatoes, are like little twice-baked potatoes in muffin form. 

Cheddar, Bacon, and Potato Muffins on a small plate with a butter knife.

These muffins are filled with chunks of cubed sharp cheddar cheese along with grated baby gold potatoes, chopped and fried bacon, butter, sour cream, and fresh chopped chives, all pretty much the ingredients you love in stuffed potatoes. 

Nov 27, 2022

Three Sisters Soup

This amazing three sisters soup is a nutritious mixture of vegetables that, combined, are so satisfying and filling. 

Three Sisters Soup with Cilantro garnish in a white bowl.

You will fall in love with the flavors of this Three Sisters Soup and will definitely want a big bowlful. 

Nov 20, 2022

Vanilla-Bean Pound Cake

This vanilla-bean pound cake is a buttery and dense cake made with the traditional 1-1-1-1 ratio (usually a pound each) of flour, to eggs, to butter, to sugar. That's where pound cake got its name! 

Vanilla-Bean Pound Cake Serving on a plate.


A pound cake is the perfect base for berries, ice cream, whipped cream, or any combination. It's a simple and plain cake. 

Nov 19, 2022

Easy Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup

Toss a few simple ingredients into your slow cooker for an easy and satisfying vegetable-beef soup. 

Easy Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup in small blue bowls.

This beef and vegetable soup is a wonderfully satisfying bowl of comfort. It only requires three and a half hours in the slow cooker, so you can start it in the morning and serve it for lunch. 

Nov 18, 2022

Mussels with White Wine and Garlic

These mussels with white wine and garlic are a classic French dish with a huge "wow" factor that is suprisingly easy to prepare. 

French Mussels with White Wine and Garlic in a bowl.

Serve these French-style mussels, or Moules Marinières, as a first course with crusty garlic cheese bread, or as a main course over pasta or French fries, for a wonderful dinner for two. 

Nov 16, 2022

Overnight Panettone

Make this overnight panettone for a homemade version of the traditional Milanese holiday bread. 

Overnight Panettone on a cake stand.

Panettone is one of those "holy grail" enriched breads that takes a few steps to make and includes eggs, lots of butter, plus raisins and candied citrus peel.  

Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

With a hearty oatmeal base and topping, these cranberry oatmeal bars are a great treat for breakfast, snack, or dessert.  

Cranberry Oatmeal Bars on black plates.

Take advantage of the abundance of cranberries available in the fall and winter and make these cranberry oatmeal bars.

Nov 14, 2022

Rye Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These rye cranberry chocolate chunk cookies are loaded with melty bittersweet chocolate chunks along with poppyseeds and rye. The flavor is amazing. 

Rye Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies stacked with a bite taken out of the top cookie.

These cookies are not your traditional chocolate chip cookies. They are sweet, but not too sweet, and the hand-chopped bittersweet chocolate bar, with its melty goodness, adds so much to the cookie. 

Nov 11, 2022

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Chocolate covered cherry cookies - buttery cookies rolled in almonds, topped with a maraschino cherry nestled in a cherry buttercream, and drizzled with chocolate. 

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies on the baking sheet after decorating.

These chocolate covered cherry cookies are tasty little bites of sweet cherries nestled in cookies coated in chopped almonds and drizzled in semi-sweet chocolate. 

Nov 9, 2022

Chocolate Mint-Filled Cookies

Take buttery cream cheese cookie dough, stuff it with a peppermint patty, and top it with a few drizzles of chocolate for a sweet melt-in-your-mouth treat. 

Peppermint Patty Stuffed Cookies with a bite out on a plate in front of a bowl.

I gave a box of these mint-filled cookies to my grandson and he declared that these were "the best cookies my friends and I have had in a long time." 

Nov 8, 2022

Pomegranate and Blueberry Jam Milk Buns

These Pomegranate and Blueberry Jam Milk Buns are an easy and delicious breakfast bread. They are also perfect for a midmorning or teatime treat. 

Pomegranate and Blueberry Jam Milk Buns with a blue teapot.

Because our Bread Baker's theme this month is celebrating the fall harvest, these milk buns are filled with pomegranate and blueberry preserves to go along with our theme. Depending on where you are, blueberries can be harvested in the fall, and pomegranate is definitely abundant this time of year. 

Nov 7, 2022

Devil's Food Thumbprint Cookies

Devil's Food Thumbprint Cookies - super chocolate-y and extra fudgy cookies rolled in crunchy sparking sugar and filled with raspberry jam. 

Devil's Food Thumbprint Cookies with Raspberry Jam.


If you love soft, rich, and fudgy chocolate, you will love these cookies. 

Nov 4, 2022

Creamed Lima Beans with Bacon

Creamed lima beans enriched with smoky bacon.... the perfect side dish for a Southern-style holiday dinner. 

Creamed Lima Beans with Bacon Serving in a bowl.

Pair these creamed lima beans with roast turkey, sweet potato mac and cheese, and some corn bread stuffing for a dinner that will please your family and your guests. Finish your meal with a piece of sweet potato pie and everyone will go to bed very happy. 

Nov 2, 2022

Potato Gratin with Gruyère, Bacon, and Leeks

This potato gratin side dish with Gruyère, bacon, and leeks is perfect for your holiday table. 

Potato Gratin with Gruyère, Bacon, and Leeks on a plate.

Take advantage of the fresh leeks and Yukon Gold potatoes that are abundant in the fall and treat your family to this amazing potato side dish. 

Baba Ghanoush (Roasted Eggplant Dip)

Baba Ghanoush is a tasty roasted eggplant dip that is super easy to make and delicious as a dip or spread on pita slices. 

Baba Ghanoush (Roasted Eggplant Dip) in a small bowl.

Baba ghanoush (or baba ganouj) is simple to make, and consists of roasted or grilled eggplant, garlic, lemon juice, salt, tahini (sesame paste), and olive oil.