Italian Vanilla Bean Pizzelles: #CreativeCookieExchange

This Christmas cookie is one my family has been making for years. The recipe came with my great grandmother when she immigrated to the United States from Sicily. Most people have at least heard of or recognize what a pizzelle is- they are found in most grocery store bakeries with a little looking. However, like…

Baked Sunday Mornings: Peppermint Chocolate Chip Meringues

It’s a little early in the year for peppermint meringues, which is something I make most years at Christmas- and combined with the colder weather we’ve had swoop in here in Michigan- it really made me think of the cold weather. We LOVE meringue in this house. In pretty much all forms- gooey on pie,…

Christmas 2016

If there was a theme to this year’s Christmas, it’d be pretzels. I made POUNDS of chocolate covered pretzels to give away as gifts this year. Some just with sprinkles and white chocolate, and some with white chocolate and crushed peppermint. I also made King Arthur Flour Gingerbread cookies but in mini shapes. These were…

Salty Chocolate Gifts

It’s a day in the life, or rather it’s two hours on a Sunday evening. My aunt has advanced Multiple Sclerosis, and lives in a long term care nursing home nearby. As our “thank you,” I made three bags of chocolate dipped pretzel rods. We packaged them individually and took them in standing upright in…

Peppermint Meringues

This is from no book, just pastry school knowledge shoved to the back of my brain until I was confronted with extra egg whites from making Panettone tomorrow. I mentioned it to my guy and he had no idea of what they were. After that, it was a done deal. Here I am with a…