It’s Stollen; the Baking Way

It’s Stollen; the Baking Way

I was so excited to find the December challenge was yeast bread, I woke Sydney up in wee early morning to tell her. She was not so excited, since it was 3:00 am, but by 7:30 she felt differently. She also respectfully asked me to never wake her before six in morning....
Winter Wonderland of Snowflake Petit Fours

Winter Wonderland of Snowflake Petit Fours

I was contacted by a panicked client, who over the years has become a good friend (RG), she had volunteered to bring holiday treats to her son’s third grade class party. This phone call was initiated late Saturday evening and  the party is this Thursday; as my...
Christmas Opéra Cake

Christmas Opéra Cake

Each year our family takes turns picking out what our Christmas dinner will consist of; this year Sydney is the person to choose the main course and it is my turn to choose all of the desserts (generally there are about three different ones). Lucky me! Last year...
Happy Holiday’s Candied Fruit

Happy Holiday’s Candied Fruit

It is my favorite time of the year, which I am sure has been said and sung about a zillion times in the past, however it really is my favorite time of the year. Generally the air has gone from crisp to chilly, the “Uggs” are awaken for a long awaited...
To Brine or not to Brine, The Holiday Time

To Brine or not to Brine, The Holiday Time

I promise this entire blog will not be on brining/or not brining a turkey, I just liked the title. I will however approach the brining subject. When I was young and Thanksgiving was cooked by the generation before me, the turkey was cooked till leathery and never...