Balsamic Fig Jam with Star Anise

  This easy, sweet and savory jam is made from fresh figs, along with a mild and fragrant licorice flavor from star anise. Star anise has a mild and fragrant licorice flavor, it adds another dimension to the fig jam, it works especially well with traditional fall and winter recipes. All of the ingredients are combined…

Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake with Brandy Butter Glaze

Hello, Sunday! Since I was a kid, fall has given me a thrill of excitement, but also a cold shiver that winter is coming.  There is something about shorter days and cooler nights that helped me to create this delicious cake.  This classic Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake delivers all the flavors of fall you love,…

Bavarian Soft Pretzels

Happy Sunday! Ziggy zaggy, ziggy zaggy! Oy oy oy! Ziggy zaggy, ziggy zaggy… This time every year, the universal toast to health and well-being is heard while celebrating the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.  More than 6 million attend the city’s celebration making it the largest bier festival in the world! It goes without saying, the perfect…

Blueberry-Zucchini Summer Harvest Cake

Hello, Friends! Come closer! I have a secret! If there was ever a way to use up fresh zucchini from your garden and serving it to your guests without them knowing it, this would be the cake!  It’s a secret until their first bite while waiting to hear “This is fabulous! What kind of cake is…

Apple-Cranberry Crumb Pie Squares

Happy Sunday! No need to make a pie crust, you’ll have everything you love about a pie in my Apple-Cranberry Crumb Pie Squares!  My squares are amazing!  Taste the buttery dough, the crisp, juicy apples, the sweet, tart cranberries and it’s all topped with a cinnamony, nutty crumb, and finished with a butter- vanilla drizzle. Easy…