One of my very favorite cookies this time of year are these pecan-filled cookies. Number one, because I love pecans…and number two because they remind me of pecan sandies my grandma used to buy as a kid. They are delicious! Here’s my favorite recipe for Mexican Wedding Cookies that I have tweaked from several recipes and […]
The Showstopping Yule Log for Your Christmas Table
The first Christmas yule log cake, or Buche de Noel, recipe was cleverly created in the late 1800s by a French pastry chef looking to replace and pay culinary homage to the original yule log tradition. This new, gastronomic tradition caught on in spectacular fashion, and the Christmas dessert is now celebrated worldwide. This chocolate buche de Noel recipe showcases a light-as-air, vanilla Genoise cake rolled into a cylinder with the richest, homemade chocolate buttercream frosting.