Ginger Molasses Cookies

Ginger and Molasses … a marriage that has stood the test of time. This old-fashioned cookie is made with the warm spices of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, and then dark molasses is added to deepen and enhance the flavor. Warm, spicy, and buttery with a crunchy sugar topping – what’s not to love? The cookie … Read moreGinger Molasses Cookies

Perfect Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie – the quintessential Southern pie.  A tender, sweet butter crust serves as the foundation that encases this rich, buttery, gooey, pecan filling. I’ve tried countless pecan pie recipes over the years and I always come back to this recipe which uses brown sugar instead of white sugar; brown sugar intensifies the flavor.  This recipe is … Read morePerfect Pecan Pie

Spritz Butter Cookies

Delicate, buttery Spritz Cookies with festive variations, make a perfect adornment for a Christmas cookie tray.  You can add food coloring or leave plain – either way, these cookies are delicious and beautiful.  You will need a cookie press to make Spritz cookies.This is one of the very first Christmas cookies I learned to make … Read moreSpritz Butter Cookies

Orange Gingerbread Cookies with Rum Glaze

My children grew up in a bake-from-scratch household and have been introduced to more cookies than we can possibly count!  My youngest son, now in college, loves anything with ginger or molasses, so when I made these cookies for him, they became his all-time favorite cookie.   We are fortunate that we use the zest … Read moreOrange Gingerbread Cookies with Rum Glaze

Tea Cakes

            Depending on the cultural origin, there are numerous variations and interpretations of tea cakes around the world. In the United States, a tea cake is usually a dense cookie made with butter, sugar, eggs, flour, milk, and flavoring; Petit Fours are also sometimes classified as tea cakes in America. In England (where … Read moreTea Cakes

Shortbread II

Shortbread is a biscuit or cookie and is traditionally made with three ingredients: Butter, sugar, and flour. While there are many variations on this classic (types of flour, types of sugar, flavorings, etc.), I like this simple recipe that adds a hint of vanilla. Gather ingredients. Spray either a Shortbread mold or a 8 or … Read moreShortbread II

Soft Amish Sugar Cookies

Years ago, I lived and worked in Center City Philadelphia.  On weekends, I would escape the hustle and bustle of the city and drive to visit friends who lived among the lush Pennsylvania Dutch farmlands in Lancaster, Pa. The Amish bakeries were a treasure trove of old-fashioned, homemade cakes, pies, cookies, and pastries. My favorite … Read moreSoft Amish Sugar Cookies

Lemon Meringue Pie (Best Ever)

  This recipe comes from the September 1994 Southern Living Magazine. Reminiscent of old-fashioned American diners, this pie never goes out of style; always a classic and always a crowd pleaser.   The pie is bursting with a fresh lemon curd and topped with soft, billowy, creamy, vanilla scented meringue, all sitting on top of a … Read moreLemon Meringue Pie (Best Ever)