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…

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…

German Apple Pancake

I can’t say I’m really looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. One of my favorite parts of the Thanksgiving feast, other then visiting with friends and family, is loading up my plate with all the traditional favorites along with a few new dishes to test out and pioneer. Imagining, researching, and creating new dishes is…

Sourdough Pretzel Bites

I made a batch of these bites last week for some election night nibbles, and I realized I haven’t yet shared this recipe with you. I cranked out hundreds of these last year, during the 2019 wedding season, as late night snacks. At this point, I can almost bake them in my sleep! This is…