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…

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…

Lemon Lavender Shortbread

There is something about lemon and lavender that works really well together.  The tanginess of the lemon cuts in nicely with the floral flavors of the lavender smoothing them out to a subtly pleasant flavor that pairs rather well with the butteriness of the shortbread.  I also happened to have several sprigs of fresh lavender…