Sugar Cookies: Two Tone, Layered and Stained Glass


This time of year has always been my favorite – I love the change in the weather (yes, even here in soggy Portland), I love the feeling of wrapping up the current year and preparing for the new one, and I love the food.  FOOOOOOOOOOD.  Turkey and stuffing and potatoes and rolls and pie, oh my – followed by Continue reading


Choc-tacular at the Truffle Shop

The Truffle Shop

The annual no-holds-barred Day of Chocolate at the Truffle Shop is just around the corner – check out the details on the Truffle Blog – and if you’re in the Portland area, make sure you stop by and say hi!

Guest Post: Chanukah!

I’m excited to bring you a special guest post, courtesy of my friend Stevie – someone I worked with for many years in my former life as a City Planner.  Stevie is currently living in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two year old son, and is on a quest to integrate her own non-religious but Christian based upbringing (which I totally relate to) with her husband’s Jewish traditions (which I definitely know little about!).  I’ve been keeping up with Stevie’s journey via Facebook posts, but I’m thrilled that she’s expanded her thoughts on the current holiday of Chanukah to share with all of us here.  I hope you enjoy it too!  And if you live in Texas or plan on visiting, trust me when I say you MUST visit Sandstone Cellars (located in Mason) – the wine is fantastic, the food is incredible, and the hospitality of the owners is second to none!

Chanukah is celebrated from December 1st to December 9th this year.

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Gourmet Chocolate Advent Calendars!

Peppermint Bark

Just a quick post to let you know that my biz, Truffle, has a special pre-order going for our chocolate filled Advent Calendars – now through August 15th.  Check it out over at the Truffle blog!

Back soon with more berry recipes – my garden is overflowing!