Pies & Tarts

Cranberry Apple Crumble Pie

As I have mentioned here before, I have always loved Christmas. I really like buying gifts, wrapping them beautifully, decorating the house, and baking and cooking delicious things. It’s never felt like a chore…until now. JUMP TO RECIPE I finally understand why my mom was always so stressed this time of year! Having a small…… Continue reading Cranberry Apple Crumble Pie

Candy · Egg-free · Gluten-Free

Sparkling Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Have you ever taken a vacation in early December? It’s a great time to travel, because its after the Thanksgiving rush. There are lots of good deals on hotels and flights. But there is one major downside – it puts you way behind on the holidays. I recently took a nearly 2 week vacation with…… Continue reading Sparkling Chocolate Peppermint Bark


Cranberry & White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

There is a home video of me as a little girl in which my family is decorating Christmas cookies. Apropos of nothing, I look at my father, who is shooting the video, and say very loudly “I like ice cream and Christmas!” We weren’t even having ice cream at the time. I was just proudly…… Continue reading Cranberry & White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies