Candied Spice Nuts

Candied Spice Nuts

Every year I am asked if I have an easy and economical recipe for holiday gift giving. Most people want to give a small gift to their milkman, post person, tutors et cetera to show appreciation. Candied spice nuts are perfect. You can package them up  in a...
Santa Claus Cupcake Fun!

Santa Claus Cupcake Fun!

I was asked to design Santa Claus cupcakes for a client’s office party, as luck would have it Sydney was home for Thanksgiving break. I must admit it was  exhilarating to be baking along side Sydney. I love when we work as a team and I take full advantage of our...
It's a Christmas Card

It's a Christmas Card

With one day to go and still so much left to do, I must admit I  feel like a child waiting anxiously  for Santa. I actually become a santa helper on Christmas Eve Day. Sydney and I run all around Denver and hand out our homemade goodies to all the people who are...
Winter Wonderland of Snowflake Petit Fours

Winter Wonderland of Snowflake Petit Fours

I was contacted by a panicked client, who over the years has become a good friend (RG), she had volunteered to bring holiday treats to her son’s third grade class party. This phone call was initiated late Saturday evening and  the party is this Thursday; as my...
To Brine or not to Brine, The Holiday Time

To Brine or not to Brine, The Holiday Time

I promise this entire blog will not be on brining/or not brining a turkey, I just liked the title. I will however approach the brining subject. When I was young and Thanksgiving was cooked by the generation before me, the turkey was cooked till leathery and never...
Going to Italy via Daring baker's Challenge Crostata

Going to Italy via Daring baker's Challenge Crostata

This is my first Daring Baker’s Challenge, I was elated  to read  the 2010 November Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Simona of briciole. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make pasta frolla for a crostata. She used her own experience as a source, as...