Nanny’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies


These cookies may look like nothing special, but to me they mean Christmas, plain and simple. Every year of my childhood, Nanny and Mom would set out to make several dozen of these little guys, and then into the freezer they would go. First to be eaten at ... [ Read More ]

Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes


This is it, y'all. Crunch time. Normally I count myself in the few that has Christmas shopping done by October. This year? Not so much. In fact, I'll fully admit that not four hours ago, I purchased the last of the gifts we'll give this Christmas, and I ... [ Read More ]

Christmas Tea Shortbread


Shortbread is one of those things I'm sort of a traditionalist about. I hesitate to even add vanilla extract, because I feel adding extra liquids to the perfect balance of flour, powdered sugar, salt, and butter would upset the natural order of things. So ... [ Read More ]

Mexican Chocolate Chewy Cookies


Mexican Chocolate Chewies have got to be the easiest cookie I've ever made. They were also one of those cookies that, once the batter was done, I kind of worried I'd done it wrong. Would this soupy mixture really come together into a chewy cookie? I put my ... [ Read More ]

Giveaway: Green Mountain Coffee Holiday Package


Happy Holidays, friends! 2011 has been an amazing year full of all sorts of yummy treats and recipes I couldn't have imagined a year or two ago. Today the fourth recipe I've created for Green Mountain Coffee debuts. I could not imagine in January what a ... [ Read More ]

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies


Cookie swaps are a relatively new concept to me. While I often baked cookies for family and friends in Texas, I don't remember anyone ever getting together to swap what we'd baked. Certainly it never happened in England, I think I was one of the few people I ... [ Read More ]

Homesick Texan’s Guacamole


When I stumbled (literally - through StumbleUpon) on Lisa Fain's blog, Homesick Texan, the first thing I thought was: "Woohoo! Another Texan in the NYC area!" and the second thing I thought was: "That is a perfect name for a blog!". I landed on her blog about ... [ Read More ]

Oatmeal Carmelita Bars


If you know me, you know I have a mahooooosive sweet tooth. When I was asked to review the new cookbook, "Sugar, Sugar: Every Recipe Has a Story" by Kimberly "Momma" Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero, how could I possibly say no with a title like that? I really ... [ Read More ]