Mince Pies

Originally posted on THE SENTIENT BAKER:
? The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year and I am basking in its full, cosy glory. I was lucky enough to spend this cold, rainy day at home in a hand-knitted jumper (thanks Granny!), drinking cups of chai tea from a big pot on the…

Pesto Parmesan Christmas Tree

Originally posted on Penny's Food Blog:
Pesto Parmesan Christmas Tree How adorable is that?  Not to mention yummy.  Impress the Christmas crowd with this baby!  I made it for our annual Christmas Book Group pot luck. 1 (8 oz) can crescent rolls or crescent dough sheet 32 cubes Mozzarella cheese shredded Parmesan cheese 1/4…

Chocolate and peanut butter Baklava

Originally posted on Cooking Without Limits:
? With Chocolate baklava in my mind, I changed a little bit the recipe and I made a new dessert.  I add peanut butter and I made another great easy dessert. You can make it with your kids for Christmas or any other time. To get it very crispy…

Rum-Glazed Pumpkin Cake

Originally posted on Recipes, Recipes, Recipes:
Rum-Glazed Pumpkin Cake Ingredients 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup canola oil 4 large eggs 1/4 cup water 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size) 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves GLAZE: 1 cup…

Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies

Originally posted on THE SENTIENT BAKER:
These are rainy day cookies. Cookies for when both supplies and moral are running low. A simple tumble of ingredients baked into a melting, chewy crumb, rich with hazelnuts and cocoa. I love how the tops crack in the heat, creating nooks and crevices for a snow-like dusting of…

French Onion Soup Burger

Originally posted on Wish to Dish:
Fusing together the cuisines of two cultures is not a new idea – the more I read about cooking I learn that we have been borrowing techniques, ingredients and recipes off each other for years and re-imagining them in our own contexts. Today I add this recipe to a…