Archives for December 2015

“Frozen” Cream Cheese Cookies

                                  My grandma’s cream cheese cookies have been making an appearance at Christmas since I was a child. Perhaps it is the tradition of having them only in December, but it makes me wonder why I don’t bake these […]

On Baklava and Forts

                          If you have ever made baklava before, then you know it takes a lot of intricate steps of layering paper thin sheets of phyllo dough with melted butter and chopped nuts. Every time a layer of phyllo is placed down to butter, […]

Apple Pie Superstar

I have to admit that I don’t bake pies too often, maybe a couple times each year, tops. This year I decided to be more traditional for Thanksgiving Day desserts, and baked pecan pie, pumpkin pie cake, and this delicious apple pie superstar. It had been six years since I last baked an apple pie, […]