Candy Cane Cheesecake

The first hint of snow makes me think of peppermint and chocolate, in my coffee but also in my dessert. Growing up in New Jersey means that I know good New York style cheesecake! I mention that because there are … Read More

Pepparkakor Cookies (Ginger Cookies)

St. Lucia Day is a Swedish holiday on December 13th. Because of the long, cold, dark winters, Swedes welcome this holiday of light. Legend tells us of a lovely, Christian girl from Sicily who risked her life in order to … Read More

Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte

I just love that every September the world at large suggests drinking pumpkin creamer in their coffee. It’s as if fall doesn’t start until I have my hands wrapped around this warm beverage. As anyone with a coffee addiction knows, … Read More

Avocado & Feta Salsa

The steamy Texas Gulf Coast summer has us searching for recipes that are cool and refreshing. When the merciful Southeast wind blows some of the heaviness from the air, we head outside to grill, sparing our precious, air-conditioned house from … Read More

Summer Berry Tart

This Summer Berry Tart is SIMPLE and a SHOWSTOPPER at the same time! Perfect for the Fourth of July, a family reunion or a barbecue in the backyard. Not only is it colorful and impressive to look at, but it … Read More

Salmon Three Different Ways

The Lenten season has always meant a 40-day period of sacrifice or giving up something to identify with Christ and his suffering. Whether Catholic, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Reformed, Baptist, or nondenominational, we can all benefit from the season of reflection as we approach … Read More