Lemon Gingerbread Caramel Bars

Lemon Gingerbread Caramel Bars Lemon Gingerbread Caramel Bars

Chocolate & Warm Winter Spice Butter Crisps

Chocolate & Warm Winter Spice Butter Crisps Chocolate & Warm Winter Spice Butter Crisps

Mary’s Christmas Quilt Cookies (Cinnamon Hot & Orange Shortbread)

Mary’s Christmas Quilt Cookies (Cinnamon Hot & Orange Shortbread) Mary's Christmas Quilt Cookies (Cinnamon Hot & Orange Shortbread)

Ginger Spice Stars

Ginger Spice Stars Ginger Spice Stars

Naughty & Nice: Chocolate Toasted Coconut Bars

Naughty & Nice: Chocolate Toasted Coconut Bars Naughty & Nice: Chocolate Toasted Coconut Bars

Espresso Orange Butter Cookies

Espresso Orange Butter Cookies Espresso Orange Butter Cookies

Silver Bells (Chinese Five Spice Butter Cookies)

Silver Bells (Chinese Five Spice Butter Cookies) Silver Bells (Chinese Five Spice Butter Cookies)

Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Silver Bells

Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Silver Bells Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Silver Bells

Cornmeal, Black Pepper & Rosemary Butter Cookies

Cornmeal, Black Pepper & Rosemary Butter Cookies Cornmeal, Black Pepper & Rosemary Butter Cookies

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Ought to Be Illegal Butterfinger Pie (No Bake)

Ought to Be Illegal Butterfinger Pie (No Bake)

There’s no excuse for this Butterfinger Pie. Or should I say Butterfinger Cheesecake?. It’s just plain over-the-top DECADENT. Yeah, it should be illegal. No card-carrying foodie would get within a mile of … [Read More...]

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Gingerbread cake Serving 2

The Sticky Gingerbread of My Dreams

I began this exploration with a question. “What is the difference between sticky and regular gingerbread?” Put another way, “What makes sticky gingerbread, well, sticky?” A couple of rounds of baking later, I had identified the differences. Namely, sticky … [Read More...]

Heavenly Hot Chocolate

Heavenly Hot Chocolate Mix–with Seven Variations

I adore Hot Chocolate, as distinct from Hot Cocoa or Drinking Chocolate. Definitions abound, but here are my working guidelines: Hot Cocoa: Made with unsweetened cocoa powder and milk. Usually low in fat. Hot Chocolate: Made with a combination of bar chocolate and … [Read More...]

Homemade Marshmallows on Serving Plate

Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows (Angel Kisses)

Okay, I know there are a zillion recipes for homemade marshmallows on the web, each claiming to be the lightest, fluffiest, springiest, tastiest, BEST marshmallows in the entire universe. But I’m giving you a marshmallow post this holiday season anyway, because: I … [Read More...]

Slice of Marbled Spiced Cranberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake

Marbled Spiced Cranberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake

I am very fortunate that the newest member of our family, Christopher Weaver, LOVES cheesecake. Because I love to create endless variations, and can’t abide all those calories hanging out in the fridge taunting me. Chris is a workout machine, so he doesn’t worry … [Read More...]

Spicy Sausage & Fresh Herb-Stuffed Crimini Mushrooms

Spicy Sausage & Fresh Herb-Stuffed Crimini Mushrooms

With New Year’s parties coming up, it’s time to corral all your favorite appetizer recipes and decide which ones will make the cut this year. (OK, yes, I know I am terribly late with this post. Mea culpa! But this is an easy appetizer and your last minute efforts will … [Read More...]

Burnt Caramel & Lemon Chevre Brownies

Holiday Gifts from the LunaCafe Kitchen

Christmas is the season of giving, and no gift is more welcome than something personal from your own kitchen. Pack your creation in a pretty holiday tin, canister, or gift jar, and you’re ready to make merry. The following are some of my favorite holiday treats, all … [Read More...]

Seede Bread Crisps

Seeded Bread Crisps

Have you ever had a dish haunt you for years and years? Or perhaps one particular component of a dish? Have you tried repeatedly to reproduce that dish and failed miserably every time? Have you feigned innocence with one after another server to see if you could wheedle … [Read More...]

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