Thanksgiving 2012

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~John F. Kennedy I love Thanksgiving.  It is my favorite holiday for lots of reasons.  This month, Facebook has featured post after post from friends who have been doing a countdown for…

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Glazed Strawberry Topping

Cheesecake is one of my favorite things to bake and my recipe file contains some 180+ variants of it.  It is a dessert with a history and may have dated as far back as ancient Greece.  The earliest literary reference to a cheesecake is by the Greek physician Aegimus, who wrote a book on the art…

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter

The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon (πέπων), which is Greek for “large melon”. The French adapted this word to pompon, which the British changed to pumpion and later American colonists changed that to the word we use today, “pumpkin”. They are believed to have originated in North America.  They are a fruit, and…