Mini Elf (and Santa) Treats {Made from Ice Cream Cone Marshmallows}

 I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but when I first thought of turning these little marshmallows into elves (and Santas), I couldn’t wait to see how they would turn out!  Besides, Christmas is not that far off, and since Thanksgiving is so late in the month this year, Christmas will creep up on us … Read more

Strawberry Sweetheart Cookies

I just love making Valentine’s Day cookies!  I mean, it’s all about love, hearts, the color red, and sweethearts!  I have a lot of sweethearts…my husband, my kids, my grandkids…that’s 16 1/2 (grandchild on the way:)) sweethearts right there! So…staring at my double heart cookie cutter and brainstorming for something other than just regular hearts, … Read more

Brown Butter Cookies with Sea Salt

These little cookies may not look like much, but don’t let that fool you! Let me start with a little bit of background…My husband was on one of his adventures one day which took him up the coast a bit to a cute little beach town, Cayucos. He was hungry so walked into the Brown … Read more

Cinnamon Cabin Cookies

When I visited the Land O’ Lakes site the other day(to retrieve the candy corn cookie recipe), a photo featuring Cinnamon Cabin cookies popped up on the Home page.  I knew right away that it was going to be my Christmas cookie choice for this week!  Aren’t they cute?   The cabins are mini size … Read more

Twelve Weeks of Christmas Cookies-Week 2 GUMDROP COOKIES

I didn’t hear about this Christmas Cookie group until after I visited a few blogs last Friday and saw “Week #1” posted. I quickly asked to jump on the bandwagon and my request was readily granted:)  Thanks, April! (I just may pass my peanut butter cookies off as Week #1…just substitute red and green m&m’s … Read more

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

In my blog-hopping the last few days I have encountered peanut butter, peanut butter, and more peanut butter! Peanut butter cookies, peanut butter bars and peanut butter brownies. I eat peanut butter from a spoon, so no complaints here:) I never tire of the stuff! I decided it was time to make a recipe I … Read more

Whooo-ray for Fall!

  My Gooseberry Patch calendar proclaims today to be the “First Day of Autumn, ” so I’m taking them at their word. Happy (official) Fall! I clipped this recipe for “Night Owl Cookies” out of a magazine a few years back, and decided to finally get around to making them. These owls remind me of … Read more

Ginger Manger

“Away in a manger…” The December Daring Bakers’ challenge is…GINGERBREAD! I was so happy when the December challenge was revealed! Grandiose ideas danced around in my head… Noah’s Ark, a cute little bakery featuring all the goods, a barn with every barnyard animal, or even a garden shed which would include a garden, cute little … Read more

Mint Chocolate Chip Nutella Sandwich Cookies

  Seems everywhere you look today you see rainbows,  leprechauns, mint and chocolate, or more accurately, mint and chocolate together.  Though I made these cookies about a week ago, and they’re long gone, I thought St. Patrick’s Day would be the best day to post about them.  Don’t get me wrong, they would be fabulous … Read more

So Happy to “Bee” a Daring Baker!

The May 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Cat(Paris, France) of Little Miss Cupcake. Cat challenged everyone to make a piece montée, or croquembouche, based on recipes from Peter Kump’s Baking School in Manhattan and Nick Malgieri. “This month’s challenge recipe is for a Piece Montée, which means literally “mounted piece.” You may know … Read more