This year’s holiday dessert features the spectacular Egg Nog Poundcake I discovered last year. It’s easy peasy to make and looks gorgeous.


All you need is one Egg Nog Poundcake (sans cranberries), 3 cups of cherry pie filling, and homemade whipped cream. You can add a little egg nog or nutmeg to your whipped cream, if you want.  Cut up the pound cake into cubes.  Alternate the layers of cake, cherries, and whipped cream in pretty glasses (for individual servings) or a trifle dish (for a buffet centerpiece). You can make it ahead and leave it, covered with saran wrap, in the refrigerator until you are ready for dessert. Just leave the last dollop of whipped cream for right before you serve them. FANCY!!


Here’s a menu of recipes for holiday gatherings.

Day Breakers

Crustless Broccoli Quiche

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Loaf

French Chocolate Bread Pudding

Egg Nog Bread Pudding

Stuffed French Toast with Mixed Berries

Apple Spice Cake

Celebratory Suppers

Buffalo Roast with Red Wine and Onions

Crab and Tomato Bisque

Roast Beef with Walnut Oil and Bay Leaves

Perseverance Ale Pot Roast

Salmon in Pastry

Sweet Treats

Brandied Pears in Pastry

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Holiday Trifle

Peppermint Topped Brownies

Saucy Cranberries

Vanilla Latte Panna Cotta

Decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake


Mulled Wine