Pumpkin Almond Cake with Almond Butter Frosting

I’m back with yet another pumpkin recipe!  Third in a row, I know (even though the first of the three – Spiced Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Seed Cookies – only contain pumpkin seeds, and no actual pumpkin puree).  But hear me out!  I got a last-minute opportunity to participate in a fun blogger event called #virtualpumpkinparty; over 70… Read More Pumpkin Almond Cake with Almond Butter Frosting

Almond Cornmeal Biscotti

This month there has been lots and lots of baking in my life.  I just returned from a weekend at King Arthur Flour in Vermont, where I took a class with the amazing and talented Gesine Bullock-Prado.  She recently published a new cookbook called Pie It Forward, which is all about pies, tarts, galettes, and other delicious… Read More Almond Cornmeal Biscotti

Almond Wreath Cookies (Mandelkränzchen)

When I bake, making the final product look its best isn’t usually my primary goal.  I think food is more about how it makes you feel (and how it tastes, of course) than how it looks.  Holiday cookies, however, are different.  Seeing a festive cookie gets you in the holiday mood and instantly lifts your… Read More Almond Wreath Cookies (Mandelkränzchen)