Category Archives: holiday recipes

blue cheese and walnut crackers


The uniqueness of these crackers provide many opportunities to discuss them with those who are enjoying them. Now, on several occasions, it has been agreed that a sweet jam or chutney would be ideal with the savoryness of the cracker. Therefore, this is why I … Continue reading

Posted in appetizers and dips, cookies, desserts/bakery, holiday recipes, snacks, vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

julia child’s boca negra, flourless chocolate cake with a bourbon white chocolate sauce


it has been several years since i’ve pulled out julia child’s Baking With Julia. this cookbook is full of wonderful dessert recipes as well cookies, breads, and danishes. her boca negra (flourless chocolate cake) is a favorite and it had been … Continue reading

Posted in cakes and cupcakes, cookbooks, desserts/bakery, holiday recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

savory bread pudding with tomato jam


  this bread pudding jumped out at me as soon as i saw it. it has become a tradition for christmas brunch to make a panettone bread pudding/french toast. this year seemed harder to find panettone at the local stores so when i saw this … Continue reading

Posted in breakfast and brunch, condiments and sauces, holiday recipes | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

fresh cranberry and nut cake (bread)


  in keeping with a tradition, christmas brunch will be at my house again. this is such an enjoyable meal because no one has expectations but there are so many creative holiday options to make brunch festive. let alone, i … Continue reading

Posted in breakfast and brunch, cakes and cupcakes, desserts/bakery, holiday recipes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

hershey kiss snowball cookies


this is an adaptation from the recipe on the back of the hershey kiss holiday bags. i grew up with these cookies and crave them each year. perhaps nostalgia or possibly the cookie itself. the twist to this recipe is that i … Continue reading

Posted in cookies, desserts/bakery, holiday recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

chocolate espresso snowcap cookies


this cookie has a great espresso flavor and not overwhelming whatsoever. the chocolate and espresso are perfect together. i consider this simply an adapted version of the chocolate crinkle cookies i grew up with, only, it did not have the espresso. the … Continue reading

Posted in cookies, desserts/bakery, holiday recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

blueberry and lemon icebox shortbread cookies


  icebox cookies are possibly the easiest cookies to make in quantity for the holidays. year after year i make these and keep the logs stored in the refrigerator for several uses. what makes these so easy is that they … Continue reading

Posted in cookies, desserts/bakery, holiday recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment