Sticky Toffee Pudding and Some Thoughts on Christmastime

Well, it's finally here: my last post of the year! Today I'm sharing the dessert we'll be indulging in on Christmas day. This Sticky Toffee Pudding is a slight variant of the traditional recipe. My aim was to lighten up the recipe a bit, since everyone is already stuffed by the time dessert rolls around,... Continue Reading →


Lemon Cardamom Shortbread with White Chocolate

Here's another Christmas cookie recipe, as promised. My mom only asks for one thing from me at Christmas, and that's a batch of shortbread cookies. Since shortbread is my yearly baking gift to her, I try to put a creative twist on my basic recipe, to keep things tantalizing. This year I've added lemon zest... Continue Reading →


A sampling of quotes from some of the books I've read recently. Hopefully you'll find your next read among them or perhaps be reminded of one that you enjoyed. Happy reading, Bookworms, and thanks for stopping by. A :) On Writing & Life: "E.L. Doctorow once said that "writing a novel is like driving a... Continue Reading →

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