Sourdough Sesame Bagels

I feel like January is becoming my bread month – just like February seems to be dedicated to chocolate. There is just something about being stuck at home, while Winter is raging outside, that calls to my inner baker. It’s also a slight brake from all of the sugar we’ve been pilling on during the…

Sourdough Rye

I’m getting back into my post Holiday baking with this lovely boule of sourdough rye bread. The addition of caraway seeds is optional, but I highly recommend the addition of orange zest. It adds a slight fruitiness to the bread that nicely compliments the bitterness of the rye and the tang of the sourdough. For…

Berlin Wreaths

Berlin/Berliner Wreaths are an old holiday standby. There are so many different recipes and variations of Berlin Wreaths out there (and I’ve seriously been tempted to try all of them), but the recipe below is the one I grew up with. This hand-rolled cookie falls somewhere between a shortbread and a sugar cookie, flavored with…

Toasted Almond Fingers

A buttery toasted almond cookie dipped in a semi-sweet chocolate ganache. For my Christmas cookies this year, I’m taking a tour down memory lane, and revisiting some childhood favorites that I had set aside in recent years. Why I set these aside is beyond me, because these are some wonderful cookie recipes. I have vague…

Pumpkin Muffins with a Pecan Crumb

I woke up with a hankering for pumpkin muffins this morning. Enough said. Recipe makes a dozen medium sized muffins. Ingredients: Muffins: 1/2 cup Milk 1/2 cup Butter (melted) 1 Egg 14 oz pureed Pumpkin 1/2 cup Sugar 1/2 tsp Salt 1 1/2 cups Flour 1 tbsp Baking Powder 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Crumb: 3…

Mask Chains

I haven’t done a craft post in awhile, and as the gifting season is here, I would like to share this easy 2020 inspired accessory – the Mask Chain! Yes, apparently it’s a thing, and while I had my initial doubts (I despise glasses chains), the mask chain has turned out to be decidedly practical….