Christmas Treats – a village, some trees, and a whole lot of Grinches.

With Christmas just a few days away, I decided to show some holiday treats I have recently shared with my staff. Christmas Village For our December Saturday clinic, the staff enjoyed an eatable village that included: Pound cake houses (each staff member could have their own house): Pound Cake (recipe found here) Cookie glazing frosting (recipe found here) Mini M&Ms, chocolate chips, colored sugar, almond slivers, Andes candies, lemon wafers, green frosting, and sugar flakes. Spritz cookie Trees (recipe found here, peppermint extract used instead of fiori di sicilia) Marshmallow cereal trees (recipe found here, shaped into trees rather than … Continue reading Christmas Treats – a village, some trees, and a whole lot of Grinches.

Holiday Baking 2018

Taking a few days off of work gave me some time to start my holiday baking.  With a son who is on a low sugar and low gluten diet (not for any medical reasons, it’s just healthier), I worked out a few new recipes. Having read somewhere that Stevia can be substituted for half of the sugar when baking, I decided to try to make cookies with a lower sugar content.  Using the traditional Tollhouse Cookie recipe as the base, I made some mint flavored cookies. You really couldn’t tell that there was less sugar in them than the normal … Continue reading Holiday Baking 2018