Cranberry white chocolate blondies

This cookie bar earns an A+!  Most importantly, it is delicious: a white chocolate and brown sugar shortbread with tart little bites of cranberry through out, a creamy frosting and topped with more white chocolate and cranberries.  It is also a simple and forgiving recipe, and– bonus!– it is a colorful addition to any cookie tray. Read More


Glazed Apple Crumb Muffins

Now this is a muffin to savor and admire– big and rounded like a bakery muffin, full of brown sugar, cinnamon and apple, and topped with crumbs and a vanilla glaze.  The house will smell wonderful while you bake them, and your holiday guests will swoon when they eat them. Read More


Caramel apple cheesecake bars

Apples, apples everywhere, over here and over there… and especially yummy when in this dessert, which combines caramel apples and cheesecake with a shortbread crust and oatmeal streusel topping.  They are sweet and sticky and would be a delicious ending to a hearty Sunday supper, or a welcome discovery in a lunch box on Monday morning. Read More


Ginger-lime sandwich cookies– double the pleasure, double the yum!

If one cookie is good, of course two cookies are better,  and if you happen to  put something delicious in between the two, well, then  it might just become sublime…  An especially nice treat is a lime and ginger sandwich cookie.  A basic gingersnap cookie is the base, and it needs to be quite firm,  formed into a ball with a scoop so the cookies are of similar size, and flattened slightly for the best sandwich form (maximum frosting piling).  Fill with a good amount of buttercream frosting with lime zest and juice and there you are, one afternoon snack coming right up. Read More