December 18 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Dessert, Holidays

Four years ago Mike and I were preparing for our first holiday season as a couple. There was mistletoe, twinkle lights and nights spent talking about how excited we were for presents and family time. One of the things that Mike was the most excited about were his sister’s snickerdoodles. Being the cute girlfriend I […]

Butterscotch Drops

December 17 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Dessert, Holidays

Years ago, I was at my best friend’s house. It was a couple of weeks before Christmas so we were getting our holiday bake on. Her family has this kickass book of recipes they’ve collected over the years. As I was looking through it, one stuck out to me. We made them that day, and […]

Black Tea Cookies

December 16 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Dessert, Holidays

There’s something to be said for unexpected flavor combinations. That is the story with these cookies. Typically you think of tea as something you have with a cookie and not in one. It’s a pretty basic sugar type cookie that is gently infused with the flavor of black tea. I was inspired by the earthiness in the tea. […]

Molasses Cookies

December 15 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Dessert, Holidays

There are a few ingredients in my pantry that get very little action over the course of the year. The star players like sugar and cinnamon are seen almost every week, but there are some bench players that deserve a little more credit than they are usually given. This is how I feel about molasses. […]

Who doesn’t love a good chocolate cookie? I mean really. And by the way, if you were going to raise your hand there, I’m not sure we can be friends any more. Chocolate might as well be an essential food group. Or at least, it is to me. These cookies are kick ass. They are […]

12 Days of Cookies!

December 12 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Dessert, Holidays, News

Are you guys ready for Hanukah/Christmas/Kwanzaa/whichever holiday you prefer? On the present front, Mike and I have been slacking this year. We’ve both been so freaking busy with work and everything else going, we haven’t done much shopping yet. However, I have been ON TOP of the holiday baking! Every weekend has been a mini […]

The Best Biscotti

December 11 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Dessert, Holidays

The holidays are all about traditions. Some people chop down trees, others wear ugly sweaters. In my house, it’s about the biscotti. If biscotti are baking, it’s officially the holiday season. This is the one cookie that is on my baking agenda every single year. The best thing about this recipe is that it’s really […]

Leading up to Thanksgiving last month, the challenge for the week was ‘rustic’. This is what my cooking is all about!! Typically my food doesn’t look perfect, and is made with hearty, good ingredients. I love rustic food. Rustic food loves me. And Mike doesn’t mind me making it all the time. Win. So for […]

Week 45 of the cooking challenge was whole grains. I wanted to try something I hadn’t before… Scratch making whole wheat bread. I scoured the interweb for recipes on this one and found a super easy and DELICIOUS recipe. It really could not have been easier, and I was thrilled with the results. I will […]