My Favorite Desserts

This is a long, long list.  I always offer to bring dessert to a party and I’ve gathered a collection of praise-worthy recipes. Like the main course, I think dessert is a place where you can go completely crazy.  The key is to use great ingredients (no low fat substitutions please) and to make sure […]

Baking Favorites

My only rule about baking it that the results must be worth the calories.  If it’s not amazing it’s not worth it. Here are some of my favorite recipes. BARS Brownies Passion Fruit Squares CAKES Persimmon and Pomegranate Upside Down Cake COOKIES Crunchy Oatmeal Chip Cookies with Dried Fruit and Nuts Rustic Lemon Macarons Triple […]

Scotch Chocolate Krinkles

Booze + Chocolate = Awesome These are not the most beautiful Christmas cookies you’ll ever make but they sure taste good.  You can freeze the dough ahead of time and bake cookies later.  This recipe makes about 72 small cookies. For this recipe you’ll need: 2 large eggs 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup Scotch […]

Triple Ginger Snaps

Easy and awesome – that’s what I look for in a Christmas cookie. These ginger snaps have a ton of flavor and look good too. You can freeze the dough and bake it later if you prefer. This recipe makes 64 cookies if you use a teaspoon sized cookie scoop. For this recipe you’ll need: […]

Rustic Lemon Macaroons

These cookies are a laid back variation of the traditional French macaroon. Lemon macaroons pair well with basil ice cream. This recipe makes about 40 cookies.  You’ll need: 16 ounce package almond meal or almond flour 5 cups powdered sugar 6 egg whites 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 lemon Preheat the oven to 325F and […]