Peppermint meringues

I was so excited when my generous mother-in-law gifted me a subscription to Bon Appetit magazine (thanks, Mom Lu!). Their pictures of food are always…

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Dark chocolate peppermint patty cookies

My coworker Leigh hosts an annual cookie swap around the holidays. I searched high and low for a recipe to make for this festive event…

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Peppermint bark

I love peppermint bark. The first time I tried it was from one of those pre-packaged tins from Williams-Sonoma. I remember balking at the price…

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Mint chocolate chip ice cream (for Annie)

I found out recently that a well-loved and popular blogger on one of my cooking forums lost her dad on Thanksgiving day.  I cannot even…

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Key lime cheesecake

My hard-working husband enjoyed a successful year in his job and found out that he had earned an all-expenses paid trip from his company! We…

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Apple pie

An apple pie is perfect for the fall. My husband continuously raves about his grandmother’s apple pie, and I am so sad that I never…

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Lavender macarons with chocolate honey ganache

This past spring I attended a cooking class for my friend Katie’s birthday. A chef taught us how to prepare several dishes, including a lavender…

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