Author Archives: Tina

Christmas Ornaments

We got our tree on Sunday, it’s always fun to unpack the ornaments we’ve collected over the years. One of my favorites is the red teapot in the upper left hand corner – it’s handblown, made in Germany. The handmade … Continue reading

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Espresso Meringues

Espresso meringues are relatively simple to make – they’re light and airy, and the combination of coffee and chocolate are delicious. Piped through a star icing tip, these cookies will be the perfect addition to your holiday cookie tins!  

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Elf on Montrose Street

South Philly decorates!    

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It’s National Cookie Day!

To celebrate National Cookie Day, I’m posting the links to three of my favorite cookies. I’ll be spending some time in my kitchen this afternoon making a few batches of dough for the freezer to bake later as Christmas approaches. … Continue reading

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It’s Not Such A Bad Cake After All

This is the ugly cake that you dismiss while scoping out the dessert table of the potluck as you’re loading up your Chinete plate with mac and cheese, fried chicken, and coleslaw. By the time you’re done eating, there are … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Joe!

The theme of Joe’s birthday cards usually have to do with an interest of his, which currently is photographing our feline, Plywood. Happy birthday, Joe!!!

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Banana Muffins

Here’s an easy to make muffin recipe when you’re stuck with a bunch of overripe bananas. It’s a pretty forgiving recipe – I used sour cream in mine, but you can use buttermilk, plain or Greek yogurt. Bake up a … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Molasses Cookies

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and Christmas will be here before you know it! This is about the time when I start making cookie dough to stash in my freezer to bake later. First up – Peanut Butter Molasses cookies, … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Chicken Tamale Pie

Not my finest culinary photo, but a delicious dinner you can throw together on the fly using leftover chicken or turkey. Unlike most tamale pies, the cornbread is on the bottom and topped with chicken and cheddar cheese. Serve with … Continue reading

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