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Gingerbread Waffles

It’s officially gingerbread season, so it’s time to pull out the ginger, cloves, and molasses and make these spicy gingerbread waffles.   I know nothing gets me more in the Christmas spirit than the...

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

I have a confession to make.  I’ve never had sweet potatoes with the marshmallow topping.  Never ever.  Crazy, isn’t it?  Sure, my family had sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but they never had...

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is one of my favorite things.  Not just because I love butternut squash almost any which way it’s prepared.  This soup is special and I crave it often.  Very often.  The...

Lemon Pesto Sauce

Lemon Pesto Sauce

The vibrant color of this Lemon Pesto Sauce should tell you that it’s bursting with flavor.  There’s fresh basil combined with garlic, toasted walnuts, parmesan cheese, and olive oil.  I added lemon juice to brighten...

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

Fresh, tart Granny Smith apples mixed with sugar and spicy cinnamon.  The crowning glory is the butter, brown sugar, and oatmeal topping.  Bake it in the oven and you have the irresistible aroma of...

Cocoa Thumbprint Cookies

I got the recipe for these Cocoa Thumbprint Cookies last year (2011) in the December issue of Food Network magazine.  It was a revelation!  Don’t get me wrong, thumbprint cookies are great, but cocoa thumbprints?...