Vegan Chocolate Cake

Adapted from the Moosewood Restaurant Equipment 9-inch round cake pan Sauce pan and stainless steel bowl OR microwave-safe dish Cake 1 ½ cups unbleached white flour ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 cup sugar ½ cup organic canola oil 1 cup brewed...

Cranberry & White Chocolate Bread

For years I’ve baked cookies for friends and neighbors for the winter holiday season. I enjoy it, but wanted to try something new this year, and decided to go with Cranberry White Chocolate Bread. This recipe is adapted from “Bread Machine Breads” for regular oven baking, and a little...

Black Forest Stollen is a Great Holiday Bread

For some time now I’ve been searching for a Black Forest Stollen recipe that is authentically German and not overly sweet like the versions I’ve found in American cookbooks. As luck would have it, one of my coworkers is the son of a German baker. With a little pleading...

English Trifle – a (New) England Holiday Tradition

When not traveling for the holidays, we like to host a traditional Boxing Day dinner party at our house. Of course, this being a British tradition, it requires such delights as pudding, brandy, and the pulling of Christmas Crackers. And after having the best and most decadent Christmas dinner...

Russian Tea Cake Winter Cookies Are Great Anytime of Year

Also known as a Russian Tea Cake or Mexican Wedding Cookies, these wonderful cookies are great any time of the year. I like to include them in my holiday assortment for a little variety. Makes about 4 dozen cookies. Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 16 oz. confectioner’s...

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