Category: Christmas


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


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



  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



This is a marvelous rice pudding recipe, really a custard pudding that includes rice. The eggs set while baking just as in a custard dessert or pie. We like this […]

Baked Rice Pudding Recipe


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



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 is the other Christmas cookie that Nancy recommends. Christmas Butter Cookies 1 c. butter 1 1/2 c. sifted powdered sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla 2 1/2 c. sifted […]

Christmas Butter Cookies



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


Debbie (our webmaster and newsletter guru) started something.  She took a Monkey Bread to a Christmas party and loaded the center up with cream cheese frosting.  The guests flocked to […]

The Ultimate Monkey Bread (with recipe)



You can paint cookies to make wonderful decorations for Christmas or holidays.  It’s simple using food colorings.  And since they are painted with edible paint, you can eat those creations […]

Painted Christmas Cookies


Whether you are looking for a fun project with the kids or just want to impress the neighbors, try painting cookies.  It’s easy to do using food colors as paints […]

How to Decorate Cookies



This is the other Christmas cookie that Nancy recommends. Christmas Butter Cookies 1 c. butter 1 1/2 c. sifted powdered sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla 2 1/2 c. sifted […]

Christmas Butter Cookies


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



Here’s a bar cookie that she will love! Imagine a sour cream and cranberry filling sandwiched between two buttery cookie layers. (Actually, the top is more like a crumble.) Use […]

Cranberry Sour Cream Bars


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