Category Archives: Food

New Year’s Fondue

This is how we’re celebrating at my house 🙂  Chocolate + lots of things to dip in it.  Happy New Year’s!

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Striped Halloween Shortbread Cookies

In honor of Halloween, I decided to do some holiday baking this weekend.  Multi-colored shortbread cookies really lend themselves to holiday baking because they pack a visual punch, are easier to make than they look, and are a flexible base … Continue reading

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Awesome Lemon Sugar Cookies

It’s important to have a few tried & true crowd-pleasing recipes you can pull out in a pinch and use to whip up something everyone will love.  Up until now, whenever I needed cookies everyone was pretty much guaranteed to … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Blueberry Rolls

Every now and then, I get a hankering for some cinnamon raisin bread.  However, the part I like the most is the cinnamon swirls.  The raisins are pretty “meh.”  Of course, when you bake it at home instead of getting … Continue reading

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The Secret to a Great Fruit Tart is Chocolate

The nice thing about fruit tarts is that they seem really impressive, but they can actually be made quite simply.  I’ve experimented a lot with crusts and I’m going to share the crust I like the best. Crust 1 cup … Continue reading

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What is Rouladen?

My family’s roots are primarily German, and my grandparents/great-grandparents immigrated to the U.S. during a time when coming to America meant leaving the culture of your native country behind.  They came to the U.S. and went to a part of … Continue reading

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Holiday Weekends are the Best Kind of Weekends

There’s nothing quite like waking up on your second day off and realizing it’s only Saturday.  Of course, we still had important things to do today, like deciding which direction to head first at the Renaissance Festival. Today I had … Continue reading

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