Fun Friday Play Date

On Friday afternoon I hosted my first play date. Since I like to entertain, cook and bake, I enjoyed the planning and preparation for this small event almost as much as I enjoyed spending the afternoon talking, eating and socializing with friends. Play date is an expression used mostly in the US for a pre-arranged… Read More

Pumpkin Bars

Moist and soft, pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are a great way to welcome the fall. One of my all time favorite pumpkin recipes is pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. For nearly 15 years, every fall I have been making pumpkin bars to rave reviews. As the official start of fall begins tomorrow,… Read More

Gougères

Gougères make an elegant alternative to dinner rolls, but are light enough to serve as an appetizer as well. I recently made gougères to accompany an exotic mushroom pâté I served at a play date. The easiest way to describe gougères is to call them savory cheese puffs. Their dough, pâte à choux (or choux pastry), is a… Read More

Walnut Cookies

As tasty as they are beautiful, these little cookies were made using a walnut mold. Their shape provides a hint at what’s sandwiched inside.  My friend B. made these lovely cookies for a play date I recently hosted. They would make a beautiful addition to your table during the holidays, but why wait? As tomorrow is officially… Read More

PWC’s 2nd Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

Hi Friends! PWC’s 2nd Healthy Lifestyle Challenge is soon to begin on Monday, October 12th. I’m looking forward to participating in this Challenge with you, regardless of whether or not you participated in our last Healthy Lifestyle Challenge. If you’d like to join me, please let me know in a comment below! If you know of anyone else… Read More