Chocolate Raspberry Torte


Not like there is any mystery that I love chocolate, but I’d realized that I hadn’t yet created a torte recipe. What better than Valentine’s week to do the dessert cart? Generally, a torte is a flourless cake, often using bread crumbs or ground nuts in it’s place, resulting in a dense and intensely rich … Continue reading Chocolate Raspberry Torte

Cinnamon Rolls


It’s a crazy thing that I’m about to admit to. For Christmas, I got a new stove. No, it wasn’t a Garland or one of those hot little Bertazzoni numbers, just four burners and a functional oven. Finally. It’s embarrassingly amazing how used to baking in a toaster sized convection oven I’d become. In fact … Continue reading Cinnamon Rolls

Cranberry Shortbread


Getting into the last week before Christmas, the excitement builds and the rush heightens. I can’t help but get those butterflies like I had when I was a kid. A staple at our Christmas sweets table, this version of shortbread is certainly a family tradition just as Santa and snowflakes. Soft and tender, they simply … Continue reading Cranberry Shortbread

Chocolate Chestnut Biscotti with Candied Clementine


Not that I’m the authority but I think that it’s safe to say that Holiday baking is may “officially” begin, now that it’s actually December. Be it that we took our kids to the community Santa Claus parade or that was today was the first of December, Holidays get me to hum classic carols and … Continue reading Chocolate Chestnut Biscotti with Candied Clementine

Ghoulish Goodies


Before leaving for vacation, my daughter was very concerned about the notion of being away for Halloween. Never one to pass on a party myself, we decided to throw a little pre-dinner soirée for our little fairly princess and her guests. With thirteen members of the 4 and 5 year old set, I knew I’d … Continue reading Ghoulish Goodies