Lemon Ginger Sandwich Cookies

Lemon Ginger Sandwich Cookies

We all have memories of favorite Christmas treats from our childhood.  Whether its sugar cookies, egg nog, regional or international sweets, we all have something that brings us back home.  Things that I remember vividly that my mother used to make every Christmas were buckeye balls, thumbprint cookies with red or green jelly, snowballs and baklava.  Then there was the Jello strawberries.  Yep, nothing says it's Christmas quite like Jello … Continue reading →

Gingerbread Granola

Gingerbread Granola

I'm tired of chocolate.  There, I said it.  I can hardly believe it myself.   I've been on candy overload for quite some time.  Between the Milk Duds and Butterfingers and candy corn, I just can't take one more piece of candy.  Nope, zip, zilch, nada. Time to lighten up a bit.  You know, before Thanksgiving comes.  Because once turkey day is here, we pretty much don't stop eating until January 2nd.  Then we all diet, naturally. I love … Continue reading →

Wasabi Ginger Fudge

Wasabi Ginger Fudge

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has stumbled upon an ingredient in their cupboard and thought "oh what the heck"?  Well that's sort of what happened here.  I found wasabi and I immediately thought of ginger.  Now how I ended up with fudge, I cannot say. I know it sounds like quite an unusual combination (ok, fine, it IS a weird combination!), but it works!  The wasabi is not very pronounced, it's just a touch of heat.   The crystallized … Continue reading →

Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

  When I was young, I wanted to be Barbie.  I really did.  I wanted those long, flowing locks, that small waist and those feet in a perpetual high-heeled stance.  She had the coolest clothes, a camper, a jeep and a 3 story town home too!  She had a spunky sister named Skipper and Ken, the handsome surfer beau.  Her life was perfect. I did manage to accumulate lots of Barbie clothes.  I did not however have the camper, the jeep, the … Continue reading →