Gingerbread House with Royal Icing

Gingerbread House with Royal Icing

As a mom of three daughters, and now three grandchildren, I have made my share of homemade gingerbread houses. This Gingerbread House with Royal Icing goes together easily and will make enough for the house as well as a handful of Gingerbread Men.

Favorite Holiday Baking Ideas

Favorite Holiday Baking Ideas

Once Thanksgiving arrives, I gear up for lots of holiday baking. Cookies, breads, cakes, and special desserts–many of which turn into food gifts for loved ones. I love the warm spices that scent the air–cinnamon, peppermint, nutmeg, and cloves. Can a person have too many 

Antipasto Trays

Antipasto Trays

I love to serve Antipasto Trays when we have a gathering of family and friends. Antipasto is commonly known as the first course of a traditional Italian meal. Here in America, they might also be called a cheese and cracker tray, a charcuterie board, or 

Italian Night Recipe Ideas

Italian Night Recipe Ideas

I enjoy making Italian recipes and sharing them with my family–usually with a salad and a nice bottle of wine. And did you know that here in United States, we celebrate Italian-American Heritage Month in October? Here are a few Italian Night Recipe Ideas to 

Baking Christmas Cookies

Baking Christmas Cookies

Every Christmas I become a Cookie Elf when I bake a bunch of cookies and pack them up as gifts–leaving some in the freezer for our own enjoyment, of course. I have my old standby recipes and some newer, more traditional cookies–but all of them 

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Most people serve turkey for their Thanksgiving dinner. Or ham, or maybe even a roasted chicken or meatloaf. No matter what main dish you’ve selected, here are a few of our favorite Thanksgiving Menu Ideas to serve on your table this year.