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You know what they say about the hair of the dog – especially if you’re planning to head to a New Year’s party in a couple of days. Cookie Madness baked up some Hair of the Dog Bourbon Chocolate Muffins. These muffins are very chocolaty, but still more like muffins than cupcakes, and have a generous amount of chocolate chips added to them to make ... Read More »

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Bites from other Blogs doesn’t usually get a theme, but with Christmas only two days away this week, I can’t resist making sure that there is a good collection of holiday goodies here. Anne’s Food has some light and sweet Pepperint Meringues that probably go great with hot chocolate. Peabody‘s Mini Gingerbread Men Cupcakes with Grand Marnier Glaze are decadent, and great for those who ... Read More »

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If Christmas cookies aren’t your thing, why not try some holiday cupcakes? Alice and the Mock Turtle made up some very cute Snowman Cupcakes for the holidays and has some great tips on how you can make them easily at home. I think the most clever touch of the cakes is to dip the frosting in sugar to give it an “icy” look that is ... Read More »

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A batch of homemade biscotti makes a great holiday gift. Not only do the cookies have a gourmet look about them, but they keep for quite some time, so there is no pressure on the giftee to eat the whole batch within a day. They’re also versatile, and you can put all kinds of different flavors into these simple cookies. Gimme Some Oven made some ... Read More »

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Shortbread is a simple cookie that is a staple on many holiday cookie plates. Savour Fare uses a shortbread base for Skibo Castle Ginger Crunch. The gingery base is topped with a layer of ginger fudge and a sprinkle of crystallized ginger. The finished treat is cut into bite-sized pieces, perfect for snacking when you’re in the mood for a spicy, buttery and melt-in-your-mouth treat. ... Read More »

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Pumpkin pie is easy to make as homemade pies go, but there are plenty of pumpkin desserts that are even easier. One of these is Tartelette‘s Pumpkin Semifreddo. A semifreddo is a frozen dessert that is a cross between mousse and ice cream, with a soft, light consistency that belies its richness. It’s also very easy to make and requires no special equipment (unlike ice ... Read More »

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Nami Nami used a bunch of not-quite-right bananas to bake a batch of tasty Banana Muffins with Pecans. Her post is a great reminder that, while it is always good to use great-tasting fruits in baked goods and desserts, baking is a great way to improve the flavor and texture of less than perfect fruits by enhancing them with other ingredients. The recipe itself is ... Read More »

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Meringue and custard are generally at opposite ends of the texture spectrum, one light and airy and one dense and silky. Perhaps that’s why they make such an interesting combination in No Special Effects‘ Filipino Meringue-Custard Roulade. The outer shell of this roulade is made from a soft meringue made with 10 egg whites. The 10 egg yolks leftover all go into a custard, along ... Read More »

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