Pecan Butter Balls

I can remember where I was the first time I bit into one of these buttery, delectable cookies.  I was 9 years old, and I was sitting at the kitchen table of my soon to be best friend.  It was an afternoon in December, after school, and her mom sat us down with a plate … Continue reading

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

When October arrives, and Halloween is everywhere, I start to dream about these pumpkin cookies and look for any excuse to make them.  I’ve been making them at this time of year for 25 plus years.  And I only make them at this time of year because I cannot control myself.  They are just that delicious!  In … Continue reading

Erica’s S’mores

As a child, I always loved to roast marshmallows over the dying embers of the outdoor  grill after a barbecue. My brother, sister and I would stand for hours with our sticks, waiting for the marshmallows to toast to our individual specifications. My sister’s were always evenly roasted, with just the right amount of burnt … Continue reading

Pinwheel Cookies

Only 12 days into the new year, and all those resolutions to cut out sugar, and here I am posting a cookie recipe.  I apologize.  I just don’t want to forget about this easy and delicious cookie recipe.  It is fun to make.  Kids especially love to get involved in transforming half the dough into … Continue reading

Italian Christmas Cookies????

  It is Christmas morning.  Even after a night of cooking the feast of seven fishes, I woke up early to make this recipe for Italian Christmas cookies.  I did not have time to make them till now, and it would not be Christmas morning without them.  They are exactly what you need with a … Continue reading

The Many Recipes of Strufolli

Struffoli is not something I make every Christmas.  Just like my mom, I would try it every few years, always saying afterwards, “never again.”  It is very time consuming, and, quite frankly, back breaking, especially if you are doing it alone.  While going through the many recipes that both my mom and I have collected … Continue reading

Christmas Butter Cookies

Somewhere around 1960, my mom met a wonderful woman, who was the mother of my soon to be best friend.  I was 9 years old at the time, and we are still great friends to this day.  My Mom and Anne (last name to remain anonymous) both loved cooking and St. Jude.  They were constantly … Continue reading