Holiday Cookie Recipes & Christmas Cookie Exchange 2014

cookie table

I had so much fun hosting another Christmas cookie exchange this year.  Since we moved to Atlanta for the second time, I’ve been hosting this event for friends and neighbors.  Since my nana stopped baking, she’s 93 and enjoying a well-deserved cooking & baking retirement, I started this tradition in her honor.  She always baked… 

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Merry Berry Spritz #SundaySupper

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This fun and festive cocktail is perfect for the holiday season, made with Prosecco wine and accents of cranberry and orange.  Prosecco is made from the prosecco or glera grape, native to the Veneto region of Italy.  It tends to have light, fruity notes, so it pairs very well with the berry and citrus.  Happy… 

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Reading is Fun! A Gift that Keeps on Giving….

A Cup of Tea For Tiger and Me

As some of you already know, I published a children’s book called “A Cup of Tea for Tiger and Me” about a little girl’s fun ritual with her beloved cat, Tiger.  I wanted to write a story embracing the human/animal bond for young readers, that would be fun for them to read over and over… 

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Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel

Nothing makes a better gift than tasty treats from the kitchen.  This salted caramel sauce is great for gifting or serving along with your holiday spread.  It’s not difficult to make, but it does require patience and constant supervision.  If you cook it a minute too long, or not long enough, it won’t become the… 

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Pumpkin Spice Bread…Reinventing A Family Favorite Recipe

pumpkin bread

My daughter, Lauren, has been begging me to make pumpkin bread over the last few weeks.  I’ve been a little hesitant, because whenever I make it I cannot stop eating it.  It’s always been one of my favorite quick breads.  My mom made it a lot when I was growing-up and passed along her special… 

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