Category Archives: winter holiday

Local Specialty: Rush Creek Reserve

  Uplands Cheese Company, out of Dodgeville, WI is the result of two families and farms harmonizing–coming together to do something unique and special amid today’s giant factory farms. The Gingrich’s and the Patenaude’s house a dairy farm and creamery on Pleasant Ridge in the striking, undulating driftless region of Wisconsin. The two types of [...]

Thanksgiving Dinner: Cornbread Sausage Dressing

Are you ready? Either you have a menu planned and are gearing up for a huge grocery store trip, or you have your bags packed with elastic-waist pants to go visit relatives. Either way, a case of wine is definitely in order. I’m still browsing magazines, cookbooks and Leite’s Culinaria for some knock-out recipes. My [...]

Browned Butter Molasses Oat Cookies with Maple Icing

Let the baking begin! November is the kick-off to the official start of baking season. Holiday cookies, Thanksgiving rolls, party appetizers, loaves of bread for nice neighbors…the list goes on an on. Soften your butter, get out the cinnamon and the mixer and start baking. A freezer can be a baker’s best friend, as most [...]

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

Aren’t these cute? If you still need a little cookie to round out your holiday platter, these chocolate gems have a whisper of peppermint and a nice crunch of sugar. And did I mention they’re adorable? Click here to share this post

Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake

The milking maids are exhausted, the leaping lords have shin splints, and the partridge has flown the pear tree. Christmas is almost here! My apologies for the total lack of cookie posts! I had grand visions, but some 2012 writing projects (stay tuned) have taken precedence. But the butter is softening on the counter right [...]