Posted in December 2009

A Sea of Spritz Cookies

And on top of that, my hundredth post! Wow. Took me a while! I got home to my parents’ for Christmas on Thursday, and was faced with a whole open afternoon. What better way to spend it than to mess up someone else’s kitchen! I had been meaning to do spritz cookies this year and never … Continue reading

A Perfectly Simple Party Appetizer

Winter is officially here. I can tell by looking outside at the remainder of what nearly amounted to 18 inches of snow. For those of you who live in areas where this is normal, it may not sound like that big a deal. But for Northern Virginia? Right outside DC? Utter chaos. The streets are still … Continue reading

TWD: Sables

Oh, if ONLY my baked goods came out looking as pretty and perfect as the pictures in the book. This week Barbara from Bungalow Barbara selected Sables – a lovely buttery cookie that seems to have endless decorating and flavoring combinations. I decided to just stick to the basics, one half rolled in clear sugar … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Part 3: The Perfect Pumpkin Cake

Alas, my third and final Thanksgiving post before I start loading up on those of the holiday cookie variety! I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned before that I love pumpkin. Pumpkin scones and muffins and donuts and bread, and even the savory varieties in things like ravioli and soup. But somehow I never fell in love … Continue reading