Holiday

Almond Puff Loaf

Almond Puff Loaf

This months King Arthur Flour #Bakealong Challenge is Almond Puff Loaf. This recipe is different from the previous challenges I’ve participated in for King Arthur and I enjoy the variety. This one is a layered pastry. To begin, you make a crust, somewhat similar to a pie crust, but with a lot more butter. You …

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Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie

This month on the Monday Movie Challenge, we are taking on inspiration from movies about kids. My movie is “Stand By Me” which is based on a Stephen King novel called “The Body”. There is one scene in the movie that really stands out for food. A pie eating contest. But this is not your …

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Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark

One of my son’s favorite holiday candies is Peppermint Bark. We’ve tried a number of versions of peppermint bark over the years and I’ve discovered his favorite combination is when the candy is half peppermint vanilla candy with candy canes and half chocolate. I decided to make some at home specifically to fit his taste. …

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Halloween Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Halloween Chocolate Covered Strawberries

The Disneyland Hotel holds a “Trick or Tea” and the menu includes Halloween Chocolate Covered Strawberries. The tea menu uses Nightmare Before Christmas as inspiration for their strawberries. One of the strawberries looks like Jack Skellington’s head (except it’s orange) and the other looks like his suit. I wanted to try my hand and the …

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