Toasted Sesame Seed Buns with Feta and Olives

Toasted sesame seeds folded into a soft fluffy dough, and surrounding a surprise filling of feta and Kalamata olives.  These buns are stellar on their own or a major upgrade for a burger or sandwich.

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Almond Anise Seed Biscotti

Continuing on with our month of holiday cookies.  If you missed our subscriber’s bonus recipe for this month (Chocolate Mint Meringues), subscribe to the blog for free to access that recipe and receive a subscriber’s only bonus recipe every month.  Biscotti is often overlooked when it comes to cookies.  But, we think this crunchy cookie that pairs perfectly with coffee or tea should have a place in the holiday baking line-up.  With a hint of licorice from the anise seed, a nutty flavor from almond meal and, (if desired) a drizzling of chocolate, this biscotti is ready to be noticed.

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Sage and Orange Pumpkin Rolls

Tis the season for all things pumpkin.  These dinner rolls rely on the humble can of pumpkin puree for softness, and bring out those fall flavors with a little sage, orange zest and a touch of honey.  And a sprinkling of cheese for good measure.  Perfect for upcoming holiday feasts, or to pair with a warm bowl of soup or stew for a satisfying autumn meal.

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