Tag: baking

Fig Newtons

Fig Newtons

Fig Newtons (now called simply Newtons now) are love-it-or-hate-it kind of cookies. Seriously, people are very divided about this fig-focused sweet treat, but I love them. Fig Newtons, and Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies, have become synonymous with being a kid in the 70’s/80’s. Nabisco 

Panettone (Italian Christmas Bread)

Panettone (Italian Christmas Bread)

During the Christmas season, Americans enjoy decorated sugar cookies, the English have plum or Christmas pudding and the Italians have panettone, a sweet Milanese bread with hints of citrus, vanilla, and candied fruit. Panettone is a staple of Italian festivities dating back to the Middle 

Cherry Kolaczki (Polish Christmas Cookies)

Cherry Kolaczki (Polish Christmas Cookies)

Kolaczki, or Polish jam cookies as they are also called, are a popular holiday cookie not only in Poland, but also in the Czech Republic, Russia, Austria and Denmark. For me, they are a recent discovery. My younger son is jam lover, so these cherry Kolaczki 

Elephant Ears (Palmier Cookies)

Elephant Ears (Palmier Cookies)

For those that don’t know, these are Elephant Ear cookies, or French Palmier cookies as they are more formally known. These crispy, buttery, elegant cookies are a childhood favorite and ones I love to make during the holidays. Made with puff pasty (also known as pâte 

Cranberry Coffee Cake

Cranberry Coffee Cake

I personally love coffee cake and I don’t discriminate. What I love most about coffee cake is how many different variations there are, from fruity, too crumbly, the combinations are limitless. I enjoy making coffee cakes that align with the season, as is the case 

Pumpkin Cheesecake With A Pretzel-Graham Cracker Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake With A Pretzel-Graham Cracker Crust

Yes, believe it or not, there is a National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, it’s October 21st. It’s funny, I would have thought it was closer to Thanksgiving. The Fall baking season is in full swing, holiday meal planning has begun and pumpkin desserts are now more popular