Adding Holiday Sparkle

Recently, my friend Karin (Cooking in My Heels) reposted her grandmother's Linzertorte recipe. And friend Paula (Vintage Kitchen Notes) posted some really tasty cheddar cheese star crackers.


Lavender, Hold the Cocoa

It is hard to believe now, but there was a day when I never imagined cooking with lavender. Or rosewater... but that is a story for another day.


A Gift of Hearts

A year before my mother died 25 years ago she gave me a small jam jar filled with cinnamon candy hearts.



Inspired by Greatness

I think you all know by now that, as much as I love traditional recipes from all cultures, I also love creating new recipes mixing ingredients in unexpected ways.