Gingerbread Tiles

You really can’t have too many gingerbread recipes, and this year I decided to try a new one, which has rapidly become my favorite.  The key to this recipe is giving the dough a 48 hour rest in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to develop.  The recipe is out of The Nordic Cook Book…

Toasted Coconut Shortbread Llamas

I have been up to my eyeballs in sugar lately.  Seriously, I have made over 20 pound worth of frosting this month alone. Heck, I made over 4 pounds of frosting this morning. I made frosting yesterday.  I made frosting the day before yesterday.  What are my plans for tomorrow?  More frosting!  While a lot…

Christmas Charm Cookies

I have tentatively named these cookies my Christmas Charm cookies.  The cookies’ small size, variety of shapes, and sparkly sprinkles remind me of the charms on a charm’s bracelet.  They’re fun, quirky, and delicate.  Squeeze a couple of these bright gems onto your tea saucer alongside a piping hot cup of peppermint tea, or pack…

Orange, Mustard, and Sage Roasted Pork Tenderloin

A pork tenderloin that has been coated in a honey, mustard, orange, and garlic glaze, pressed with fresh sage, and roasted on a bed of fresh orange slices.  Tangy, sweet, and slightly spicy this is one of the easiest roasts I have ever made.  If you are a novice roaster or just don’t feel like…

Fresh Cranberry & Orange Muffins

I can’t think of anything to write for this post other then – I love LOVE love baking with fresh cranberries.  Dried berries and canned jellies just don’t do the fruit justice.  Not to mention that beautifully bright red color! Talk about festive!! Recipe makes a dozen regular sized muffins or 6 large muffins. Ingredients:…

Butternut Pasta in a Mustard Cream Sauce

Butternut squash pasta with Italian sausage in a sage infused mustard cream sauce.  It’s all those things that you love about fall wrapped into a single dish – hearty, spicy, warm, and cozy… but don’t get too excited.  It’s been drummed into me from a young age that eating anything with heavy cream in it…

Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Now I’m sure this is not what you were expecting from me for a Thanksgiving week post (if any one expects anything from this blog, because I certainly don’t, that’s part of the fun), but I will be heading out of town for most of the week to spend my Thanksgiving with my family in…

Rosemary Asiago Bagels

My latest foray into bagel baking involves a wonderful hunk of asiago cheese that’s been aged in rosemary – a stellar combination that can only be made better by wrapping it into a chewy circle of dough.  If you don’t have a local source of rosemary infused asiago cheese, as it’s not the most common of…