Gingerbread Linzer Cookies

Spiced molasses pecan cookies with homemade cranberry jam. You can’t have the holidays without gingerbread. Normally, I make chewy gingerbread cookies (my favorite), but this year I switched it up a bit. I took regular linzer cookies, added pecans, spices, and some molasses. Sandwiched the cookies around homemade cranberry jam for a tasty spiced jam-filled […]

Cranberry Goat Cheese and Almond Crackers

Creamy goat cheese with spiced cranberry jam and homemade almond poppy seed crackers. A few years ago, I stumbled upon a seasonal cranberry goat cheese log at Costco. I was curious, so I bought one to try. I thought it was quite good, especially for holiday snacking. The following year I looked for the cheese […]

Seared Duck Breast and Duck Fat Potatoes

Pan-seared duck breast with crispy duck fat potatoes and cranberry-orange glaze. This duck is a great fall dinner when cranberries are in season. The sweet tartness from the cranberry glaze balances the richness of the duck and the potatoes. I sautéed spinach to add some veggies to this dish. Quickly heating it in a pan […]