The Scoop: Noble Folk

Wintertime may not necessarily be the time of year you think of Wine Country as a prime destination, but I love visiting this time of year. The fall crowds are gone, you can drop into restaurants on the fly without a reservation, and you can get a spot at a tasting room bar without feeling... Continue Reading →

Gingerbread Spice Whipped Cream

Spice up any sweet in just five minutes with this super simple whipped cream. Taking a hint from holiday gingerbread flavors, it wraps comforting cinnamon and nutmeg spice in pillows of sweet cream. A taste will make you want to curl up in a big blanket next to a glowing fire with a warm beverage... Continue Reading →

Softbaked Gingerbread Cookies

It wouldn't be Christmas without gingerbread. This version of a holiday favorite is super soft and chewy, with the perfect blend of spicy sweetness. These cookies are also the perfect chewy consistency to be chopped up and mixed into my homemade Gingerbread Cookie Ice Cream. Or sandwich a scoop of ice cream between two of... Continue Reading →

Spiked Eggnog Snickerdoodles

The office holiday potluck was a perfect excuse to up the ante on my annual holiday baking spree! I simply couldn't settle on one thing, so I decided to pick a theme and whip up a Smörgåsbord of sweets. The theme was spicy Christmas flavors with a twist, starting with a personal childhood favorite: eggnog.... Continue Reading →

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Permit me to take you down the typical rabbit hole I find myself in when deciding what to bake any given week, and specifically the wild journey to these delicious chocolate morsels.  It all started with a decision to try out a new Pear Muffin recipe... My husband and I tag-team grocery shopping and both... Continue Reading →

The Scoop: The Screamery, Tucson, AZ

For the past several years, I have spent Thanksgiving with my husband's family in Tucson, Arizona.  While it is a big departure from the Thanksgivings of my past (freezing cold weather, sometimes snow, homemade apple pie), I have been enjoying new traditions with the Guzmans (warm weather, family game night, food with serious kick!). And... Continue Reading →

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