Extraordinary Egg Nog Cheesecake

Lush, creamy, and a wee bit boozy, this Egg Nog Cheesecake recipe will have your guests swooning with glee! The holiday baking season, which in my home begins in September, peaks in December. A multitude of cookies, cakes, and candy usher the month in, but as Christmas draws near, the hustle and bustle dials back […]

Holiday Chocolate Biscotti

  Chocolaty, crunchy, nutty and sweet―a spike of peppermint delivers a holiday treat. Wrap a batch in handsome packaging to gift about, the recipients will squeal with delight, no doubt!   By this time in December I’m in FTBM (full throttle bake mode). The oven seemingly radiates 24/7 at 350°, running two stand mixers simultaneously […]

Egg Nog Cake

The essence of egg nog is captured in a rich, lightly spiced cake frosted with silky meringue buttercream, while a hint of rum and bourbon in the batter brings depth of flavor. Serve this dessert at your holiday table, and prepare to hear cheers from family and friends! Life-altering Decisions My dear sister once remarked […]

Spiked Broguiere’s Egg Nog Recipe

  The term “imported” can be loosely applied to the unassuming dairy bottle depicted above. It traversed over 400 miles from Southern California to Northern California, nestled in bags of ice in a cooler, hidden among suitcases. The City of Angels excels on this front and that; often times looked to as a hub for […]

Brûléed Bourbon-Maple Pumpkin Pie

  It’s no secret that pumpkin pie and I have had an on again/off again relationship, as mentioned in part here. My adult years have succeeded with a mainly on again status. Pumpkin is a versatile food: its pairing capabilities range from savory to sweet, herbal to spice. From a seasonal standpoint a pumpkin pie […]