cookies · Dessert · holiday

Candy Cane Thumbprint Cookies

With all of the holiday baking going on, sometimes you just need to take some shortcuts. I'm eternally thankful to my husband for getting me a stand mixer a few years ago. I don't think my wrists could take creaming butter and sugar together for four different batches of cookies. Another shortcut: parchment paper. I… Continue reading Candy Cane Thumbprint Cookies

cookies · Dessert · holiday · sweet

Christmas Cookie Truffles

It's December 2nd, and if your Christmas tree isn't up yet---what are you waiting for?! I'm currently sitting here listening to Christmas music play through my stereo and looking at the lights glisten on my tree. I'm fully in the Christmas spirit, and that couldn't be more visible than if you step into my kitchen.… Continue reading Christmas Cookie Truffles

Dessert · Salad · sweet

Sunflower Fruit Salad

This time of year is the best for fruit. Pears, apples, citrus---they're all exceptionally sweet around this time every year. My grocery store even starts to carry the more exotic fruits like dragonfruit, star fruit, persimmon, and papaya. Pomegranate is fills the shelves. Fresh cut fruit trays are abundant.' It's the perfect time to make… Continue reading Sunflower Fruit Salad