My Top Ten recipes for 2010

I decided not to fight the trend and picked my top 10 favorites.  Also, I mistakenly thought this would be a quick post to finish up the year with but it turned out to be much more difficult than I thought to narrow them down to just ten.    My sister-in-law (the...

Daring Bakers Challenge – Christmas Stollen

The 2010 December Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Penny of Sweet Sadie’s Baking. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make Stollen. She adapted a friend’s family recipe and combined it with information from friends, techniques from Peter Reinhart’s...

More Holiday Gifts – Cherry Almond Lime & Honey Biscotti

Here’s another recipe that is great for holiday gift giving.  I am really not that fond of biscotti, maybe because I’m not a dunker or maybe because I prefer everything sweet, but these are a big hit with the rest of the family and those I have given them...

Holiday Gifts – White Chocolate Popcorn

        Here’s another really easy one, great to do with the kids!       Ingredients: 1/3 cup unpopped popcorn 1 12 oz pkg white chips 1-2 Tbs vegetable oil (optional) 2 crushed candy canes, nuts, M&M’s, etc...

Holiday Gifts – David Rocco’s Pesto

      Here’s a great, simple recipe for pesto from David Rocco.  Once you’ve made the recipe, place it in festive jars or plastic tubs for gifts (keeping a few for yourself of course).  In case you haven’t noticed, I like David Rocco...