Category: Holidays



We were making blondies, batch after batch, testing mixes and making blondies faster than customers in the store could eat them.  These were fancy blondies: Peanut Butter Cup, Raspberry Sour […]

Very Simple, Very Good Brownie Pops



This is the recipe that Merri Ann used for Easter dinner mashed potatoes.  It’s a combination of several recipes that she found on line with her own simple seasoning.  Good […]

Merri Ann’s Crock Pot Potatoes


“It seems like everyone has ten pounds of trouble in a five pound bucket,” someone once observed. Some days, it may seem like that.  It’s really not so. I think […]

What Thanksgiving is Really About



The Fun Way to Decorate Cookies for the Holidays When I was a child, my mother made sugar cookies for the holidays. We frosted them and sprinkled them with decorations […]

How to Paint Cookies with Food Colors


By Casey Archibald The 4th of July is filled with memories for most people. For me, the memories that flash through my mind include the time when I accidentally shot […]

Firecracker Pretzel Sticks



By Casey Archibald The 4th of July is filled with memories for most people. For me, the memories that flash through my mind include the time when I accidentally shot […]

Surprise Cupcakes – Patriotic


By Casey Archibald The 4th of July is filled with memories for most people. For me, the memories that flash through my mind include the time when I accidently shot […]

Fireworks Patriotic Beverage



Casey Archibald The 4th of July is filled with memories for most people. For me, the memories that flash through my mind include the time when I accidentally shot a […]

Patriotic Trifle


Casey Archibald The 4th of July is filled with memories for most people. For me, the memories that flash through my mind include the time when I accidentally shot a […]

American Flag Cake




By Casey Archibald The 4th of July is filled with memories for most people. For me, the memories that flash through my mind include the time when I accidentally shot […]

Patriotic Popcorn



When the warm summer nights turn crisp and clear, I find myself in an apple pie mood. And it can’t be just any apple pie; it has to be my […]

My Favorite Apple Pie


1 teaspoon cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon water 1/2 teaspoon cold cream 2 drops food coloring 1. In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well. Recipe used by permission, […]

Halloween Face Paint



  You can tell that we had fun with these cookies. We made Neapolitan Cookies—but with one part chocolate, one part almond, and one part cherry—but think of it as […]

Neapolitan Cookies and More


You can tell that we had fun with these cookies. We made Neapolitan cookies—but with one part chocolate, one part almond, and one part cherry—but think of it as a […]

Making Cookies with Multi-Colored Dough



  You can tell that we had fun with these cookies. We made Neapolitan Cookies—but with one part chocolate, one part almond, and one part cherry—but think of it as […]

Neapolitan Cookies and More


Loved ones away from home always appreciate cookies.  It tells them that you care.  You invested time and effort, not just money.  It reminds them of home baking from days […]

How to Ship Cookies



This elegant rice pudding is topped with a delicately browned meringue. This is a popular Christmas pudding from Sweden. The Swedish tradition is to insert an almond in the dessert. […]

Swedish Rice Pudding


We’ve invited a guest baker this week–our friend, Nancy Rogers, the proprietor of Nancy’s Kitchen and Abby’s Recipes.  We asked her what her favorite holiday cookie recipes are.   This is […]

Christmas Cookie Wreaths