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Serving Washington, DC, Baltimore, Annapolis, Alexandria County, Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, Prince Georges County, Howard County, Charles County and the surrounding areas.

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December 8, 2017

I generally like to make different Christmas cookies every year. It keeps it interesting for both me and the cookie eaters. However, sometimes a cookie comes along that people love so much, it needs to be made year after year. That is what has happened with this brown butter spritz cookie. You will need a cookie press in order to make these cookies. You can get them at any store that sells bakery supplies, kitchen supplies and even some craft stores like Mi...

June 2, 2017

There are so many wonderful things about summer foods. First, we get to enjoy so many fresh ingredients with all of the fruits and veggies that go straight from the farm to our homes. Or better yet, straight from the garden. Farmers markets are filled with delicious food that you just can't get the rest of the year. Those strong, fresh flavors mean that cooking can be simple. Just let the ingredients do the talking.

Second, food helps to define a lot of the...

February 24, 2017

With spring time comes the beautiful cherry blossoms. We are lucky to live close enough to DC that we can enjoy the cherry blossoms when they are in full bloom. In fact my husband proposed to me after running the Cherry Blossom 10 miler. Unfortunately that year the cherry blossoms were blooming later then expected so not many had oped up yet. OK, back to the topic at hand. After the cherry blossoms are gone, we of course get to enjoy delicious, juicy and he...

December 10, 2015

I love making Christmas cookies. I don't mean the sugar cookies that you cut out with cookies cutters and then decorate. I have made them a handful of years and my decorating is horrible. I have been told so on a number of occasions. For this and other reasons, I prefer picking out 3-5 different cookies to make every Christmas that don't involve decorating.

The last couple of years I have been repeating a recipe for Brown Butter Spritz cookies because they...

April 20, 2015

I can't believe it has been a month since my last post. Where has the time gone? Life and my business have gotten very busy, which is wonderful, but means fun tasks like my blog fall to the wayside. This is a cobbler that I made for a dinner party a couple of weeks ago. It is a combination of a bunch of recipes into something that I liked best. You can use any fruit you like with this recipe (within reason) so if you don't like blueberries try something els...

January 22, 2015

I'm always looking for new desserts to make for my clients and I recently came upon this one. I'm not a big cake eater but I gobbled this right up. In true fashion for any cook, I took a couple of different recipes and combined them to make something that I thought would be best. These are so cute, colorful and easy to serve to each person. They keep fairly well so that you can make then ahead of time. The recipe below makes 24 of them, that way if a guest...

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