Sourdough Chocolate Chip-Zucchini Muffins with Orange

Orange pairs so well with chocolate. You won’t believe how delicious these muffins are. You will think you’re eating dessert for breakfast (and basically you are)! . . . → Read More: Sourdough Chocolate Chip-Zucchini Muffins with Orange

Mulled White Wine Jelly

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! For the final preserve for Jelly of the Month Club I present one based on a warming holiday drink: Mulled White Wine Jelly. . . . → Read More: Mulled White Wine Jelly

Cardamom-Orange Sparkling Riesling Jelly

This installment, Cardamom-Orange Sparkling Riesling Jelly, is another wine/booze inspired jelly. Cardamom is one of those spices I associated with the holidays. Add this to your list of holiday-gifts-from-your-kitchen-list. . . . → Read More: Cardamom-Orange Sparkling Riesling Jelly

A New Old-Fashioned, an appetizer and Buttermilk Graffiti

I’m highlighting Chef Edward Lee today. Buttermilk Graffiti is the featured book for Cook the Books. Here’s a berry delightful and thymely cocktail along with a mushroom “hummus.” . . . → Read More: A New Old-Fashioned, an appetizer and Buttermilk Graffiti

Cherry Sangria Jam

Using cherries from Mom’s tree, I created this sangria inspired jam….It smells just like sangria when cooking. . . . → Read More: Cherry Sangria Jam

Ancho Chicken Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Cabbage

Winter is still hanging on so here’s a soup that will warm you up, body and soul. . . . → Read More: Ancho Chicken Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Cabbage

Coconut-Orange Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m entering the 12 Days of Cookies contest again. You be the judge for this year’s entry. . . . → Read More: Coconut-Orange Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Orange-Chocolate Biscotti with Toasted Coconut

One biscotti, two biscotti…two recipes today for some quick and delicious holiday treats. . . . → Read More: Orange-Chocolate Biscotti with Toasted Coconut

Mulling Spices

What smells like Christmas to me?

That’s easy…cinnamon, cloves, and allspice.

What tastes like the holidays to me?

That’s easy…something warm, spicy and mulled.

These mulling spice mixes are easy to make and you can assure the freshness of all the flavors involved.    To make small mulling packets to give as gifts, follow the . . . → Read More: Mulling Spices

Ginger Butter Tea Cookies

A very elegant and simple cookie, this is the perfect choice to accompany that cup of fragrant tea. Spiced with ginger and orange zest, this is the perfect Christmas cookie. . . . → Read More: Ginger Butter Tea Cookies