Baking · Breakfast · Muffins · Snacks

Glazed Cranberry Orange Muffins

I made these muffins because I was feeling too lazy to make my famous scones, but wanted a similar kind of breakfast item to bring with us camping. I hate being lazy. Especially when preparing for camping. My scones aren't even really hard, just more difficult than dumping everything in a bowl, then into a… Continue reading Glazed Cranberry Orange Muffins

Baking · Cookies · Desserts

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

What's orange and white and delicious all over? Ok. Besides candy corn. Creamsicles!! Fresh orange sherbet with creamy vanilla ice cream. Cold and melty and just perfect. For summer. So why am I making a creamsicle cookie in the midst of a snow threat? Well, it's simple really. During the winter I keep my house… Continue reading Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Baking · Bread

Cranberry Orange Loaf

Why is it things called "loaf" are usually disgusting? Pimento loaf? Olive loaf? <shudder> Those hunks of oddly studded meat at the deli give me the heebie-jeebies. Today I made a loaf of deliciousness that is completely un-gross. Actually, it is exquisite. Beautifully flavored with slightly sweet orange and temptingly tart cranberries, this gorgeous bread… Continue reading Cranberry Orange Loaf

Baking · Desserts

Double Chocolate Orange Truffles

When I was working my first job at a local Hallmark store, my biggest temptation were the bags of White Chocolate Orange Truffles at the front of the store. They were made by Seattle Chocolates, and they were fantastic. Creamy white chocolate with a hint of orange flavoring. Mmmmmm. I'm making little treats for a… Continue reading Double Chocolate Orange Truffles



A trick-or-treating tradition in our family is to have a mug of this spicy pungent warm-you-to-the-bones liquid upon returning from gathering candy. Also made tonight - Mom's Tortellini Soup, Applesauce Drop Doughnuts, Simple Caramel Apples and Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. Wassail 2 quarts apple cider 2 cups orange juice 1/3 cup lemon… Continue reading Wassail

Baking · Desserts

More scones

As per most get-togethers, I was asked to bring my scones to this weekend's bridal shower. However, there was some discussion as to which variety. My two sisters wanted chocolate chip as well as blueberry scones. But my nanny and mom are partial to the cranberry orange version. So - I made all three. Since… Continue reading More scones