Category: Holiday Baking

Spiced Shortbread Cookies

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Spiced Shortbread Cookie Recipe

I’ll admit, I’m a bit tardy getting this recipe to you.  As apparent from the warm colors and Fall leaves on the background linen, I shot these photos pre-Thanksgiving.  Ignoring the seasonal feel of the photos, this recipe easily transitions … Continue reading




Espresso Gingerbread Cake

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Espresso Gingerbread Cake Recipe

The Santa Ana winds were gusting Sunday night,  and just as I had predicted, the power went out.  Likely to find myself in the dark before the evening was over, I had lit candles throughout the house and tucked a … Continue reading




Pecan Pie Bars

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Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

I have quite the collection of cookbooks.  Some people might think it excessive, but I think of each and everyone of them as a friend.  I spend endless hours flipping through their pages, inhaling the smell and savoring the taste … Continue reading




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