Magic Carpet Cookies

December 15, 2017 Christmas


My brother and I would eat these as fast as Mom could make them. Magic Carpet Cookies continue to be a favorite holiday tradition for us, several decades later!   1 cup soft butter ½ cup sugar 1 egg 3 tsp. almond or vanilla flavoring 2 ½ cups flour ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. […]

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Spices and Herbs: Fresh Flavors

December 12, 2017 Christmas


A little oregano, fresh rosemary, cinnamon, freshly ground pepper, vanilla beans, Italian spice blend, kosher salt . . . You name it, you’re probably using it this holiday season. From baking to cooking and from breakfasts to desserts, spices and seasonings are an integral part of holiday foods. This season you will probably use a […]

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Peppermint Pinwheels

December 8, 2017 Christmas


  These festive holiday cookies are made even more tasty with the addition of peppermint. Perfect for giving to Santa, or just eating yourself! 1 cup butter, softened 1-1/2 cup sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2- 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1- 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt […]

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November 27, 2012 Christmas


This nutty holiday cookie is topped with a simple frosting to add just the right sweetness. A family favorite cookie, that I remember my Grandmother making, I am happy that my children enjoy biting into this hearty, and somewhat crunchy Christmas delight.   1 ½ tbsp. wine 4 cups ground walnuts 1 cup graham cracker […]

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November 12, 2012 Christmas


  These Meltaways offer a different cookie flavor that is destined to become a family favorite. It even was a Blue Ribbon winner at the local summer festival a few years back. Go ahead, try making them – they’re easy and delicious. 3/4 cups butter 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 egg yolk 1 1/2 […]

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Baked Caramel Corn

November 2, 2012 Christmas


This recipe has been in the family since I was a kid, and one that I’m glad I began to make. I usually whip up a batch or two to give away as tasty treats during the holiday season, but this caramel corn recipe is also perfect for enjoying during Halloween, or heck, any time […]

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