Cranberry Apple Butter

Cranberry Apple Butter

I love cranberries. LOVE THEM. There’s pretty much nothing you can do to a cranberry that I won’t eat. Years ago, I started making cranberry applesauce for a friend who was diagnosed with diabetes. She couldn’t have sugar, but she wanted something to...
Roasted Garlic Chocolate Truffles

Roasted Garlic Chocolate Truffles

I can hear you now. “Say what?” But truly, these are delicious. And unless you tell people about the garlic, they’ll never know. It’s  fun party game — “what’s in these truffles that you would never believe?” Ingredients...

The Cheesiest Giveaway!

If you follow me on social media at all, you probably know two things: first, that I love cheese in all its many forms and second, that my new book, Echoes, comes out tomorrow. You may think these two things have nothing in common. However, Echoes is set partially on...

Firehouse Cookies

I originally published this recipe in 2012 on my now-defunct TorchSongs GlassWorks blog. As anyone who knows me knows, I make cookies all the time for the guys at the the local firehouse. These seem to be the favorites. Because one of the guys (hi, Matt!) asked for...

Customer Service, the Personal Touch

As many people know, a while back I developed an allergy to gluten. At first, it was ghastly. But time passed and I have found substitutes for almost everything. The two things I haven’t been really happy with are pizza dough and real bread. Sandwich bread is...