Ingredient: vanilla extract

Cinnamon Basil Cookies

This time of year, I start craving flavors like fresh basil.  In pasta. In pesto. In omlettes. In anything with tomatoes.  I love the bright...

Sweet & Spicy Texas Pecans

Pecans. Or PEE-cans as they’re called here in Texas. They are found everywhere in the state. In pecan orchards. At farmer’s markets. Heck, even in...

American as Apple Pie (Bars)

Happy Birthday, America!  I made you a pie!  Well, pie bars, anyway. For the Fourth, there are those menu items that are “must haves” for...

It’s Raining Berries! Raspberry Ricotta Cake

. Got your umbrellas handy?  Yes, this time of year starts to transition from the frozen water falling from the sky to the plain old...

Baked Good Monday–Citrus Zucchini Bread

“Good day, Sunshine!  Good day, Sunshine!”  Because I’m actually singing that this morning, be glad you’re not sitting next to me since my singing voice...

Soft Raisin Cookies–Baked Good Mondays

Another week, another Monday, another round of baked goods. As I’ve mentioned before, I try to send baked goods of some sort into the office...