It’s October and it’s pumpkin season!

Halloween is almost upon us and pumpkins are everywhere in the stores – fresh pumpkins, ceramic pumpkins, pumpkin costumes and the like. I made some pumpkin cookies to mark the season. These are chocolate pumpkin cookies and are very simple to decorate. Continue reading

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Almost-famous apple cake

Apple cake is simple to make and just delicious. I add flaked coconut, raisins and pecans to my apple cake but those are optional. Peeling and chopping the apples is the most difficult part of making apple cake and they make great gifts. Make apple cake in a bundt pan, a baking dish or make small apple cakes to give to friends and family. This is my almost-famous apple cake that people request constantly. Continue reading

An 18th birthday: orange and white cookies

Oh to be 18 years old again and have the world at my fingertips. My orange and white cookies mark that very special birthday for my beautiful, smart, and incredibly ambitious niece, and god-daughter, Mallory. A high school senior focusedĀ on life as a college student in the no-so-distant future. As she celebrates her 18th birthday … Continue reading