Pumpkin Panna Cotta

I’m participating in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) which means I’m blogging every day of November, 2013! I’ve got a thing for creamy, custard-like sweets. The Italian dessert panna cotta

pomegranate cocktail

Pomegranate Prosecco Spritzer

I promised you I’d be back with a cocktail in hand as soon as I finished writing my book. Well, I am done (at least for the moment…I have a

The Village Tea Room’s Chocolate Guinness Cake

One of my favorite local restaurants is The Village TeaRoom in New Paltz, New York. Specializing in “elevated peasant food” made with the highest quality ingredients, The TeaRoom serves breakfast,

Thai-Inspired Cashew Brittle

A couple of months ago, the incredibly nice folks at Lark Crafts sent me a book called Sweet Confections: Beautiful Candy to Make at Home. In a card enclosed with

Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub

As promised, I am back with another DIY holiday gift idea: a homemade Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub that smooths and nourishes the skin. I’m a total sucker for natural sugar

Making A Gingerbread House

The December 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to you by Anna of Very Small Anna and Y of Lemonpi. They chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ everywhere to bake and

Cranberry Glogg

While researching cardamom for my post about cardamom roasted vegetables, I learned that cardamom is one of the spices that typically flavors the Scandinavian winter-time drink known as Glögg. According