Baked pears

Throughout the winter months, I enjoy baked fruit.  First of all, I really enjoy a nice breakfast during the coldest of winter weather.  Also, I think warmed fruit is a nice option and great alternative to a cold fruit platter.  I like to serve cold fruit during the warmer months instead. So, here is another…

Mocha Chip Meringues

One of my favorite cookies happens to be a meringue.  We loved the taste of these cookies over the Christmas holiday this year.  I used a Martha Stewart recipe and as every one of her recipes, it worked perfectly. These cookies were crispy, but soft inside the center of the cookie.  The chocolate taste was…

Cherry Pistachio Shortbread cookies

Every Christmas I like to try at least one new cookie recipe, and this year I found a recipe in Yankee Magazine which was especially delicious.  My cookie tray looked quite festive with the red and green colors that this cookie contains. I did chill the dough overnight and baked them the next day. Here…

Snowman Chocolate Bark

From another food blogger (theDecoratedCookie.com) comes this great idea for snowman chocolate bark.  The directions were very easy to follow.  And, the result is very cute. Just perfect for the winter season, especially for children of all ages. Very few ingredients are needed. To make the bark, I used these ingredients: 16 ounces of Ghirardelli…

Cinnamon Biscotti

While relaxing in front of the fireplace this cold winter, why not try a great homemade cinnamon biscotti cookie?  These cookies are crisp and crunchy and are perfect to dunk in a warm mug of tea or coffee. I have made several other biscotti recipes, but this one is one of my favorites.  The cinnamon…

Snowman dessert

Living in Michigan during the winter months encourages a love for all things cold and snowy.  We enjoyed these cute snowman desserts over the holiday, but they could be enjoyed all winter long.  Children would love these cute little snowman and they are super easy to construct. The only ingredients are: vanilla ice cream, whipped…

Holiday apples

A new year 2017 is here and I have so much to share.  I have been cooking, baking and testing many recipes the past couple of months. And, I have found dozens of new treats. In fact, I have a stack of ideas that are just waiting to jump onto the pages of angelfoodgarden. The…

Specialty chocolate for a Valentine celebration

Are you thinking about a special gift for your Valentine?  I know one of my favorite gifts is always chocolate. I was so happy this past Christmas when a dear friend sent us a box of Holl’s chocolates from Vienna West Virginia.  These chocolates are made from a family business in a small West Virginia…

shortbread cookies for every holiday

I have a few recipes that I can use throughout the year.  This is one of them.  It comes from Ina Garten.  With this recipe I am able to use any cookie cutter and a variety of sugars or decors to make the cookies look holiday specific. The best part of this recipe is the…

Grinch kabobs

  Our Christmas week was filled with surprises and fun.  Looking back on some of the food I made is always a great way to enjoy the memories.  On the first day my daughter visited, I just had to made Grinch kabobs for her.  She could not stop laughing.  It was a fun way to…

peppermint table arrangement

during the holiday season this year, i saw a photo of a peppermint table centerpiece, and decided to replicate it for post-Christmas and New Year’s.  the peppermint candies were liked by the family who visited, and the bright red and white display was very attractive. i was able to purchase the candy at our local…

red amaryllis

i potted a red Amaryllis just before Thanksgiving this year and had beautiful blooms by Christmas.  the lily like blooms on tall stems look very tropical to me.  i have only planted Amaryllis one other year, as i often forget to plan ahead and purchase the bulbs.  this year, a friend of mine was selling…