Category: Holiday Baking

Blueberry and Cream Cheese Hand Pies

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Blueberry and Cream Cheese Hand Pies Recipe

I know, I promised you the recipe for these lovely little hand pies a very long time ago.  My apologies!  I got distracted, and busy, and wrapped up into many other things that kept me from posting.  Did I mention … Continue reading




Umbrian Snowflake Cookies

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It was the ‘snow’ covered look of these festive cookies that stole my heart.  I felt certain that whatever surprise was hidden inside, it would be just as enticing as the powdery flakey exterior. Snowflakes rarely dance about in Southern … Continue reading




Apple and Maple Syrup Pie

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It doesn’t take much to make this city girl happy.  The crackling sound of fallen leaves beneath my boots.  A carpet of red, green and golden orbs beneath trees whose limbs are releasing their precious fruit to my care.  Air … Continue reading




Savory Rosemary and Cheese Cookies

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Savory Rosemary Cheese Cookies Recipe

My oven has been going full blast for the past few days, pumping out batch after batch of cookies, with many more still to be baked.  Cookbooks lie spread across the kitchen table, hand written recipes are strewn about, and … Continue reading




Applesauce – An Heirloom Recipe

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Applesauce Recipe

I celebrated my very first Hanukkah with my husband’s family nearly two and a half decades ago.  It was memorable for many reasons, not the least of which were my mother-in-law’s latkes.  Until then, the only latkes I had ever … Continue reading