Bourbon Balls – 12 Days of Cookies

Bourbon Balls Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Day 10 of our 12 Days of Cookies extravaganza thing, and I have to say that I almost didn’t make these bourbon balls because they seemed more like a confection than a cookie to me, except for the fact that they start with a whole bag of Oreos. Yes, crushed chocolate Oreos make the base… 

Read More »

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti – 12 Days of Cookies

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Day 9 of our 12 Days of Cookies extravaganza thing, and I was craving biscotti, one of my very favorite cookies. These beauties combine cranberries and pistachios for a red and green festive look and taste. These are like traditional Italian biscotti which don’t use butter and they are not soft and crumbly. They are… 

Read More »

Fig Cookies – 12 Days of Cookies

Fig Cookies Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Day 5 of our 12 Days of Cookies extravaganza thing, and I chose to make fig shortbread cookies from 1964. They don’t look like much, but I think they have a perfect shortbread texture, slightly dry and crumbly, and they have pecans, one of my favorite nuts. The figs are ground up in the food… 

Read More »

Cranberries with Orange Zest and Port

Cranberries with Orange Zest and Port Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Every year we look forward to Thanksgiving day and start planning well in advance. The boys are still only slightly interested in the holiday, though they seem to enjoy turkey more than they used to. One of my favorite parts of the holiday meal, even more than the turkey, is the cranberries, but you would… 

Read More »

Passion Fruit Curd

We’re breaking away from our regularly scheduled autumn foods programming to bring you something tropical and fragrant and oh so delicious. I have a bit of location envy when it comes to certain food bloggers, specifically those who live in climates that support subtropical fruits and vegetables and extended season gardening, and two of my… 

Read More »

Cranberry Orange Upside Down Cake

Andrea Meyers - Cranberry Orange Upside Down Cake

When I was a kid thought of upside down cakes as “dump cakes.” You know, you dump the cake out of the pan and stuff runs everywhere. It seemed reasonable at the time, even if it sounded less than palatable to the average ear. My boys think upside down cakes are magic, and I had… 

Read More »

Roasted Acorn Squash with Apples, Nuts, and Sage

Roasted Acorn Squash with Apples, Nuts, and Sage - Andrea Meyers

Side dish or dessert? I remember the first time I ordered a side of roasted acorn squash in a restaurant, and I commented on how it was more like dessert than an entree. The restaurant served it with butter and brown sugar, and I had no need for dessert after enjoying that treat. Though I… 

Read More »

Brown Sugar Cake with Prunes and Apples

Brown Sugar Cake Recipe with Prunes and Apples - Andrea Meyers

This week marked the end of the first quarter for school and the teachers had work days to prepare report cards and attend staff development. Oh, how I remember those days! Even though I was an early adopter of electronic grade books—I kept all my grades in ClarisWorks spreadsheets on my first Mac—I always had… 

Read More »

Mint Apple Jelly

The mint bush continues to thrive, even with some killing frosts in the past two weeks, which just amazes me. Supposedly the plants grow best in wet soil with partial sunlight, though this bush has grown in a south-facing garden with full sun and has far exceeded my expectations. I have to trim it frequently… 

Read More »