Creamy Nut Fudge made with Dark Chocolate, pecans & marshmallow creme

Creamy Nut Fudge

Growing up my mom would frequently take us to Famous & Barr Department Stores to shop and have lunch. Around the holidays she would take my sisters and I to the downtown location to see all the holiday displays at the store – it was so much fun! 

Apricot Delight - a dried apricot dipped in caramel & rolled in crushed pecans

Apricot Delight

It’s been years since I’ve had an Apricot Delight.  This delectable treat could be found at Bissinger’s Chocolate stores back about 10 years ago. I loved the Apricot Delights. I was able to satisfy my sweet tooth without overdoing it and get a dose of fruit as well. 

Easy Panna Cotta with Raspberry Coulis

Easy Panna Cotta with Raspberry Coulis

I’ve always felt holiday desserts needed to be spectacular, especially if having a sit down dinner party. Trying to come up with new and unique twists on old favorites is a simple way to achieve that. 

Apple Pie with layers of apples and apple sauce

The Perfect Apple Pie

For Thanksgiving I like to make everyone’s favorite dishes, even if that means we have an entire dessert for each person and side dishes that fill the table. I’m not sure how that happened, but over the years I suppose I just wanted everyone to look forward to their...

Autumn Bounty Salad filled with Roasted Acorn Squash, Italian Plums, Gala Apples, Dates, Farro, Spinach,,Arugula, Goat Cheese, & Pomegranate Arils

Last Minute Thanksgiving Dishes!

Thanksgiving is just 3 days away if you don’t include today.  Many of you have already purchased all your ingredients.  However, some of you may still be on the fence what to cook or if you’re going to cook at all. If the latter includes you then here are...

Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon

When the holidays come around I try not to punish myself by not indulging in all those dishes I love.  I do however, indulge in moderation, so that by the New Year I’m not upset with myself, but also enjoyed the festivities. 

Pumpkin Spice Crackers

Pumpkin Spice Crackers

Every time I walk into Whole Foods they always have samples of Lesley Stowe’s Raincoast Crisps at the cheese counter that I can’t resist.  If you’re not familiar with these, they’re tiny ultra thin crackers filled with nuts, dried fruit and oftentimes herbs.  I never feel the least bit guilty having 1...

Gingerbread Biscotti dipped in Dark Chocolate

Gingerbread Biscotti

Now that Halloween is behind us I feel like the official holiday season has begun.  From now until January 1st 2019 everyone will get their fill of holiday lights, songs, holiday shopping, gift giving and receiving, plus plenty of opportunities to party.