12 Days of Christmas

Peppermint Pattie Brownies

"Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance - each beautiful, unique and too soon gone." - Deborah Whipp Wow, it's day number 5 in the 12 days of holiday baking, and each day of pastries has been beautiful, yummy and too soon gone! Today's recipe is an oldie, but a goodie from America's Test Kitchen. […] Continue reading >

Peppermint Bark

"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children they are all 30 feet tall." -Larry Wilde Before I tie on my apron and crack the first egg, I usually take the time to plan out my cookie tray. Big, small, how much, too much, too little, what will be […] Continue reading >

Mexican Wedding Cookies

  "Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone" -Charles M Schulz We are up to day number three in the 12 days of Christmas baking. Today we are going with Mexican Wedding Cookies. It seems like at the holidays everything is covered with chocolate. So I decided to stay chocolate free for this […] Continue reading >

Rocky Road Bark

"As we give presents at Christmas, we need to recognize that sharing our time and ourselves is such an important part of giving" - Gordon B Hinckley We have made it to day number two in the 12 days of holiday baking. If you missed yesterday's recipe, it was for an old classic called Special […] Continue reading >

Special K Bars

"Maybe Christmas, he thought...doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps...means a little bit more."  -The Grinch It's that time of year. December has come and it's time for all the joys of the season. I've always been the kind of person that makes bread for the neighbors, friends and family, or a plate of […] Continue reading >