Tag: winter

Decadent Hot Chocolate Mix

Decadent Hot Chocolate Mix

I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite hot chocolate mix. I’ve made hot chocolate or hot cocoa mix for the past several years as part of the gift boxes I like to send to friends and family. When I started, I would make […]

Pain de Campagne

Pain de Campagne

I decided to kick off 2014 by baking bread. It was very, bitterly cold when we drove back to St. Louis last weekend. I could think of nothing more satisfying than to celebrate the mid-week holiday and beginning of a new year than by filling […]

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows

I’ve made three batches of marshmallows this year – vanilla, chocolate, and chocolate swirl with chocolate chips. I have the ingredients to make a fourth batch, but… I’m stopping for now. How many marshmallows does a person need? Making marshmallows is very easy. Otherwise, I […]

Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti

Every Christmas, I bake a lot so I can give it away as gifts. Things I’ve given away more than once have included hot chocolate mix (this year in a mint iteration), lots and lots of homemade marshmallows (this year, in chocolate and chocolate swirl […]

Panettone Muffins

Panettone Muffins

While I was looking for the panettone recipe that I used last year, I came across the recipe for Panettone Muffins. I was excited to find this recipe because it was everything I wanted for something that I would make to take to a holiday […]

Alton Brown’s Fruitcake

Alton Brown’s Fruitcake

Every Christmas for the past eight or so years, I make fruitcake to gift to some of my relatives. (They like it! I promise!) I myself am not a fan of fruitcake, but the past two or three years I’ve made a point of sampling […]

Specaloos Buttons

Specaloos Buttons

This year I was particularly inspired by the cover of Bon Appetit magazine. I love to bake, but I don’t particularly enjoy decorating. I generally consider time spent trying to make baked goods pretty to be time I should spend making more baked goods. This […]

Panettone

Panettone

My friends Jen and Mike love panettone. Thus when I found a panettone recipe last year, I knew I had to make it for them for Christmas this year. I’ve seen Panettone described as a cake, but that isn’t accurate in my book. It’s sweet […]

Baked Potato and Bacon Soup

Baked Potato and Bacon Soup

Winter has finally arrived in St. Louis. Yesterday we reached a balmy high of 56F, and Alex and I took our dog for a leisurely walk. Today, we’ve had a few inches of snow, and when I walked my dog, it was 17F and felt […]

Monster Hot Chocolate Mix

Monster Hot Chocolate Mix

I had planned to make this Hot Chocolate Mix to send with my gift packages. I made a small batch to test, but I didn’t have the time to package it and send it out as gifts. It’s delicious, so it’s on my agenda for […]