Hoppin’ John & Cornbread

Good luck food By Chef Deb Traylor Black-eyed peas are the quintessential New Year’s Day good luck meal in the south. Whether you believe in that lucky superstition or you hold fast to southern tradition, it’s more than likely you’ll have a big pot of Hoppin’ John on the stove on New Year’s Day for […]

Decorated Sugar Cookies

Blanche and Earlene’s Sugar Cookies by Ginger Graham Decorated sugar cookies are an essential part of my life. I grew up learning to make sugar cookie dough, rolling it out and cutting shapes for every holiday, then decorating in a myriad of ways. Pink hearts for Valentine’s Day, flags and firecrackers for the 4th of July, pumpkins […]

Artichoke Heart Tarts

Adding a little twist… By Chef Deb Traylor Often when I’m asked to bring an appetizer to an event I like to take a look at a familiar recipe but then give it a little twist. At Ginger and Baker our focus is pie, so I thought it might be fun to transform everyone’s favorite […]

Spiced Nuts & Parmesan Biscotti

A little savory with the sweet By Chef Deb Traylor Right now, most of us are knee deep in holiday decorating, gift shopping and going to all kinds of parties and events. At some point in the next week or so, many of us will be invited to cookie decorating parties or cookie swaps. While […]

Fruitcake Two Ways

Fruitcake you’ll love… seriously When we were coming up with holiday blog ideas last month, someone mentioned fruitcake. Yep, the perfect holiday treat… or joke, depending on whom you ask. Regifted, shot out of cannons or used as a doorstopper, poor fruitcake needed a break.  So we decided it was time to share a few […]

Gnocchi alla Romana

Winter Comfort Food by Chef Deb Traylor It’s finally getting cold in Colorado and for those of you who don’t live here, you might be surprised that we actually look forward to winter. Many of us love this time of year, with the sharp cool air, the majestic view of mountains blanketed with snow, and […]