Orange Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is one of those cookies you bite into and say, “Oh wow!” They look like chocolate chip cookies but they taste much fancier. With chewy, tart dried cherries and brightness from orange zest, this is one fancy chocolate chip cookie. These don’t quite look done when you pull them out of the oven. You’re…

Pecan Pie Cheesecake

I’m delighted to report that Mama Rose Table has perfected her pecan pie cheesecake just in time to share it with you all for Thanksgiving! This recipe is truly the best of both worlds. It’s more delicious than any pecan pie I’ve ever had. The cheesecake actually lightens it up AND it’s quite a bite…

Orange Honey Pheasant

“Bring me some pheasant, keep it on the bone” Pheasant stuffed with earthy rosemary and sage, juicy orange, and spicy garlic cloves get an orange-honey butter treatment to up the flavor profile. This delightful fowl recipe is made even better when served with champagne beurre blanc! I learned how to cook pheasant for my SIX the…

12 Must-Bake Christmas Cookies

Looking for awesome recipes for your Christmas cookie plate? You’ve come to the right place! Here are twelve must-bake Christmas cookies. Fiori di Sicilia Sugar Cookies The sugar cookie to end all sugar cookies! This delightful orange-vanilla treat is as fun to decorate as it is delicious. They’re super soft and “fancy” tasting, according to…

Bailey’s Fudge

This is the best fudge I’ve ever had. It’s creamy, it’s chocolatey, and it has the perfect Irish Cream flavor. Plus it takes five minutes to make! One of the best things about this fudge is its shelf life. It easily keeps for two or three weeks. I make fudge every year for Christmas because…

Maple Gingerbread Men Cookies

For people who don’t like gingerbread  I’ve always wanted to decorate gingerbread men but there’s one problem: I don’t really care for gingerbread. I think it’s the cloves. Or the molasses. Or the powdered ginger (which tastes nothing like delicious real ginger). This year I baked gingerbread men using maple syrup instead of molasses with a…

Andes Creme de Menthe Cookies

Super soft chocolate cookies with Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips These chocolate pillows of mint heaven are easy to bake and so delicious! They’re quite minty even though the only mint in them is the Andes baking chips. I saw a bag on the shelf months ago and grabbed it to play with on…

Chocolate Cinnamon Cake Roll

I love making cake rolls. They’re so fun! This is a great cake recipe to have on half during the holidays. The cinnamon isn’t overpowering but gives it a lovely fall, fireside feeling. Cake rolls are not as hard as you might think. You just bake a sponge cake in a jelly roll pan, flip it…

White Chocolate Lemon Bars

My readers know that I’m a chocolate lover but man do I love these lemon bars! I’ve been making these since I was in high school for every party under the sun. They’re quick and easy and always a welcome sight at game night. My secret ingredient is lemon zest in the crust. It’s just…