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…

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:…

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…

Brown Butter Cake with Dulce de Leche, Toasted Hazelnuts, and Figs

In the past I have been forbidden from baking my own Birthday cakes, something about not laboring on your special day and letting others do all the work in preparation for your birthday celebration.  Generally I would agree with the sentiment. It’s the one day out of the year where you should automatically get a…

Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls

The ephemeral bee seems to have become a bread blog lately, and here’s yet another bread recipe for the books.  I’m going to chalk it up to my love for freshly baked bread and the cool autumn, perfect for soup, weather.  These bread rolls were particularly easy to bake.  Requiring only a 5 minute machine…