Butterscotch Chip Blondies

According to David Lebovitz, the original version of this recipe produces the "perfect blondie." Coming from the authority on sweets, that's saying something! Of course, even the most perfect recipe can get a little sweeter with some minor tweaks. I wanted to create the perfect compliment to my Butterscotch Ice Cream, so in my version... Continue Reading →

Butterscotch Ice Cream

I almost always keep a stash of brownies and vanilla ice cream in my freezer for "emergencies." But in the spirit of the New Year, I decided to give my standard Brownie Sundae a makeover and go blonde. Pair this recipe for Butterscotch Ice Cream with Butterscotch Chip Blondies and you'll believe in makeover miracles!

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 →

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