Homemade Vanilla Extract!

The Perfect Gift!

              PRINT Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe Some of the most memorable and treasured gifts that I’ve received are the ones that are homemade! A few Christmases ago my dear friend Angela presented me with a beautiful amber colored bottle, adorned with a homemade label that simply read “Madagascar Vanilla Extract […]

Host a Cookie Swap!

Chewy & Moist!

              Something I look forward to every year at Christmas time is my neighbor Kathryn’s annual Cookie Swap! She invites many of our neighbors and close friends, too!  It truly puts all of us in the holiday spirit! We have such a great time catching up with each other and […]

Easy and Delicious Apple Pie!


          PRINT Easy and Delicious Apple Pie Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Serves: 8 INGREDIENTS Filling: 6-8 apples (Granny Smith, Braeburn, Empire, Courtland, or other tart variety) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 […]

Pop Corn Balls to Scream For!


          PRINT Pop Corn Ball recipe   Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes INGREDIENTS: 16 cups popped corn 2 cups granulated sugar 2/3 cup water 2/3 cup light corn syrup ½ cup unsalted butter (plus more for greasing spoon and hands) 1 teaspoon salt (if using salted butter, leave […]

Ultimate Pumpkin Bread!


This moist and delicious bread is just bursting with flavor! It’s sure to be your new favorite sweet bread recipe and the first thing you’ll want to bake each year to kick off the holiday season! Serve this warm with our Hot Cranberry Apple Cider at your next book club or get together – it’s just […]

Easy and Delicious Fruit Tart


PRINT Fruit Tart Recipe Prep Time: 15 minutes Serves: 8-10 INGREDIENTS Shortbread Cookie Crust: 3 cups shortbread cookie crumbs (for 11 inch tart pan) ¼ cup granulated sugar 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, melted Cream Filling: 1 cup mascarpone cheese (or cream cheese) 1 cup heavy whipping cream ¼ cup granulated sugar 1 tspn pure lemon extract 2 tspn […]