Applesauce Oatmeal Bread with Butterscotch Chips

Applesauce Oatmeal Bread with Butterscotch Chips

As I’ve mentioned, I love making quick breads (and my daughter enjoys making them with me); so, this was a fun after-school activity in anticipation of a snowy day. I had bookmarked this recipe from King Arthur a couple of weeks ago because I kept 

Red Velvet Kiss Cookies

Red Velvet Kiss Cookies

Sally’s Baking Addiction is one of my go-to sources for baking recipes. Everything I’ve made from the site has been a hit and she has some amazing tips and explanations. I really feel like I’ve learned more about the science of baking from reading her 

Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Bread

We are so lucky our daughter Charlotte is back in school 5 days a week. While she was in school today and I was working from home, I decided to surprise her with a home-baked, after-school treat. I love making quick breads. Lots of delicious 

Christmas Cookies: Cocoa Thumbprints

Christmas Cookies: Cocoa Thumbprints

In case you are still in the baking mood, here are some chocolate cookies that are a nice take on traditional thumbprints!  This is not my favorite chocolate Christmas cookie recipe but they are tasty.  I think I like a richer chocolate flavor.  For those 

Christmas Candy: Dark Chocolate Almond Bark

Christmas Candy: Dark Chocolate Almond Bark

I’ve never really made candy before.  I associated making candy with other recipes that require you to be more precise than I really enjoy being.  I assumed you always needed a candy thermometer and I already have way more kitchen equipment than either of my 

Christmas Cookies: Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Christmas Cookies: Lemon Ricotta Cookies

I made these cookies for Tim’s “snack day” at work along with the Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints.  Mine did not turn out as pretty as Giada’s but they were delicious!  So moist from the *whole* container of ricotta cheese.  And, such great lemon flavor from the 

Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

My friend Emily made these cookies for Thanksgiving and they were delicious!  I needed to make a holiday treat for Tim’s office so I decided to make them.  What says Christmas more than chocolate + peppermint?! Do not overbake the cookies.  I followed the instructions 

Holiday Menu: Honey-Mustard Pork Roast with Bacon, Baby Arugula Salad & Cauliflower Gratin

Holiday Menu: Honey-Mustard Pork Roast with Bacon, Baby Arugula Salad & Cauliflower Gratin

The day after Christmas is my father-in-law’s birthday.  Tim’s immediately family came up to the Berkshires on the 26th to celebrate.  We had the delicious and festive menu below.  The pork I have made before and it was even better than I remember!  The bacon 

Holiday Menu: The Best Red Velvet Cake

Holiday Menu: The Best Red Velvet Cake

I wish I had a photo of this cake but it was too hectic getting the meal on the table and entertaining guests.  But trust me, it was amazing looking and tasting! I turned to my favorite source of the cake recipes — the Cake 

Christmas Cookies: Dried Cherry & Almond Cookies

Christmas Cookies: Dried Cherry & Almond Cookies

I knew that Tim and I would love these cookies!  He loves cherries and I love any baked good with almond extract.  The cookies are amazing!  A wonderful combination of almond, cinnamon, vanilla, and tartness from the cherries. Dried Cherry & Almond Cookies Giada de