Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

You’ve been patient enough, friends.  I know you’re all hanging in the balance, wondering which biscotti recipe won the hearts of all the taste testers.  Well, perhaps you’ll have a chance to decide for yourselves, because today I bring you: Cranberry Pistachio and White Chocolate Biscotti! Continue reading


Orange Cranberry Biscotti

As a good friend recently said to me, “Out with the pumpkin and in with the cranberries!”  Admittedly, pumpkin and cranberry enjoy some serious overlap, peaking on Thanksgiving.  However, after Thanksgiving, it feels appropriate to begin cutting back on our pumpkin muffins and focusing more on the flavors of cranberry, gingerbread, and peppermint.

Now is the time, folks.  And in the spirit of Christmas festivity, I taste-tested two different cranberry biscotti recipes.  Today, I bring to you the first of these, Cranberry Orange Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzles!

Cranberry Orange Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzle |

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Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies

Souvenirs don’t really get enough attention, do they?  A little souvenir is such a nice way to share your trip with the people who didn’t get to join you!

My inlaws recently took a trip to northern Michigan to visit family, and we weren’t able to join them, but they brought us back a bag of treats including some traditional Michigan goodies like a dried cherry snack mix (jackpot!!) and this adorable tiny pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter!

Pumpkin Spice Sandwich Cookies |

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Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

I know you’d never know it from reading my blog, but I promise that I do try to eat food that’s good for me (and not just muffins).

Enough about health food though.  Today, I want to share a Chocolate – Chocolate Chip Pound Cake that I tried on a whim one evening.  I hate to end a great dinner without something sweet, and if there’s nothing around, you have no choice but to whip something up. One of the best things about baking is that you can almost always concoct something amazing with ingredients you have on hand + Pinterest.

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake |

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Did someone say Pumpkin Hand Pies?


Pumpkin Hand Pies |

And if you’re tired of hearing about pumpkins, well TOO BAD.  This is my last recipe inspired by the pumpkin puree we concocted.  For now.  And then, perhaps we’ll move on to Christmas recipes.  (Um… if my December edition of Food Network Magazine ever arrives.)

So, what was I saying?  O yes, pumpkin hand pies.  I made these after dinner one evening.  They seem like they’d be really complicated, but frankly, they’re not.  The filling comes together in a single bowl in minutes. The same is true for the dough. The biggest investment of time and messiness is rolling out the dough, but is that so bad?  It’s 100% worth it.

Pumpkin Hand Pies |

Here’s a link to the basic recipe: Pumpkin Hand Pies. Her pictures are so pretty! I’m working on it… Anyways, she includes a recipe for dough, but FYI, I’m sure you can use whatever pie dough suits you. I used my mom’s recipe.  (Hi Mom!!)  But I bet a store-bought dough (if you’re the kind of person who settles for that sort of thing) would work fine too.

It may be December now, but don’t give gingerbread and peppermint all the love.  Let’s not forget about our loyal friend, the pumpkin.

Pumpkin Hand Pies |

Happy December!

Your Basic Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie

Obviously, you’re not a respectable person entering the month of October if you don’t have a basic pumpkin cookie recipe handy.  Certainly, you may not have a hundred variations at the ready, but you can’t possibly take yourself seriously if you don’t have a basic pumpkin cookie! Come on.Your Basic Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie |

Ok, well, if you don’t, please don’t worry.  I shall share mine with you.

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