Thanksgiving Dinner: Sweet Potatoes & Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potato Casserole is a quintessential Thanksgiving dinner sidedish. There are a number of variations […]

sweet potatoes for thanksgiving casseroles

A No-fail, Perfect-every-time Turkey Recipe

I’m always on the lookout for new Thanksgiving turkey ideas, so I was intrigued when […]

slow-roasted turkeys just look different

Olie Koeken, #31

December 31: I started our 31 Days of Christmas cookies with a favorite Dutch recipe […]

Perfect chocolate chip cookies

Actually…that says it all. Here’s the recipe for perfect chocolate chip cookies: Chocolate Chip cookies–perfect […]

Chewy Chocolate Cookies: finding an old, long-lost friend, #28

December 28: Last summer while I was rummaging through the brittle, dusty piles of 100 […]

Biscotti di Prato, #27

December 27: This is a purist’s biscotti. I know they come in all flavors nowadays, […]

Don’t forget Meringue Cookies, #26

December 26: This recipe is for my friend Stacey whose chickens sometimes lay eggs faster […]

Cheese Biscuits, #25

December 25: I attended a baby shower recently that featured some absolutely delicious munchies. My […]

Nell’s Lemon Bars, #24

December 24: As I’ve mentioned before, I tend to go for chocolate when it comes […]

What’s in YOUR Christmas meal plan?

It’s  Christmas Eve, and we do hope you have a plan for the special meals […]

Coconut Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies, #23

December 23: My dear friend, Auntie Karen, spent the last week visiting us. As is […]

Feeding a holiday crowd

Barb and I were talking about the fact that she’ll be hosting house-guests during the […]

Sherri’s Sugar Cookies, #21

December 21: Many years ago, I spent two weeks with a young couple working up […]

Dream Bars–oh MY! #20

December 20: My dear friend Margaret (a real live Swedish woman who actually serves and […]

Banket Reminder, #18

December 18: I have a bit of a dilemma. Today’s “cookie” is the essential Dutch […]

Michele’s Peppermint Bars, #17

December 17: My sister-in-law, Michele, and I were comparing notes on our holiday baking. She […]

Swedish Sandbakkles, #16

December 16: I’ve written about how it’s not Christmas until we make the Banket, which […]

Dresden Weihnachtsstollen, or German Christmas Bread

I’m bringing this post out of retirement. There is barely enough time to make this […]