Christmas Cutout Cookies

Maybe it's just me, but the holidays wouldn't feel like the holidays if I didn't have an iced cutout cookie on my cookie plate. My decorating style is a bit homely, but whenever I get a "vision" of what I want my cookies to look like, I can't help but try them out. This time... Continue Reading →

Gingerbread Cake

The last couple weeks of the year sure seem to fly by fast. And no matter how much I try to prepare, and get ahead of what I need to buy, borrow or make to be able to entertain or share gifts with friends or family, it always seems to come down to the wire!... Continue Reading →

The Berkeley

I may not have gotten out much this year to have a nice afternoon tea, but at least I can reminisce about some of the nice ones that I've had! And this one was one of my favorites - five years ago this week I was at a lovely afternoon tea at The Berkeley hotel... Continue Reading →

Cranberry Curd

I saw a picture of a cranberry curd tart recently by Cook's Illustrated (America's Test Kitchen) and the luscious purply-red immediately had my mouth watering. I haven't tried making the full tart yet, but I can vouch for the fact that the curd is absolutely scrumptious on a scone, and rather addicting when simply eaten... Continue Reading →

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