Apple Honey Challah

Apple Honey Challah

Normal married couples fight about finances, in-laws, and the proper method to load the dishwasher. Ben and I fight about glitter. Grab a piece of golden Apple Honey Challah while I explain. It started three...

Andes Mint Cookies. Fluffy sugar cookies stuffed with Andes mints.

Andes Mint Cookies

I was the kid who shook the Christmas presents. The suspense of not knowing what lie beneath the shiny paper tantalized me beyond self-control. Since Andes Mint Cookies are best eaten not shaken, I’ll...

Hot Buttered Bourbon

Hot Buttered Bourbon

Someone should write a Christmas carol about butter. I’m not volunteering per se, but after a few Hot Buttered Bourbon cider cocktails, I may burst into song. I’m not sure how a holiday without...

Caramelized Pear and Gorgonzola Mini Quiches with Pecan Crust

Mini Quiches with Caramelized Pears and Gorgonzola

I’d like to invent a whiteboard that operates in the shower. Genius has a habit of striking me between the shampoo and conditioner, and it would be helpful to jot down my bath-born epiphanies....

100 Things for Which I am Thankful. Beautiful list!

100 Things For Which I Am Thankful: 2013

Last week, I shared two of my most-cherished Thanksgiving traditions: Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Whiskey Pecans and The Thankfulness List. In fourth grade, my wise teacher assigned us to write out 100 things for...

Healthy Cranberry Apricot Bars

Healthy Cranberry Apricot Bars

Is fiber an appropriate discussion topic at the holidays? Healthy Cranberry Apricot Bars say yes. Healthy Cranberry Apricot Bars are little portable fruit crisps that you can tuck into your lunch box, but with...

My TV Appearance on Wake Up Wisconsin

Dear Giada, I will never make fun of you for slipping into a faux Italian accent again. Cooking on TV is so much harder than it looks. It’s also a ton of fun. On...

Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Despite best intentions and multiple alarms, I will simply never be the pearl-wearing brunch hostess who pulls a perfectly timed soufflé from the oven. Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce reminds me that my...