Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Baker Bettie Holiday, Sweets 13 Comments

French Macarons… They are a baking hurdle that I have not yet accomplished. I have tried them 3 times, and failed miserably each time. I will master them someday, but until then I will stick to Whoopie Pies. I think of whoopie pies as the poor man’s french macaron. They taste nothing alike, but they have a similar look. The …


Sparkling Wassail

Baker Bettie Beverage, Holiday 5 Comments

Family holiday traditions.  They come in many different forms.  And there is something fascinating to me about hearing what traditions are important to other people.  But I didn’t always care about that.  I think when we are young it is hard to appreciate these traditions the way you do when you grow up.  I guess our perspective is skewed when …


Pepper Nuts/ Pfeffernüsse

Baker Bettie Holiday, Sweets 5 Comments

I am co-hosting a holiday party next weekend.  Well really, it is a birthday party for my best friend who is coming home to Kansas from Rhode Island.  But it’s the holiday season so it seems fitting to make it holiday themed. I LOVE to entertain.  And I am always trying to find ways to make entertaining stress free.  My …