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Intense Dark Chocolate Cookies

Intense Dark Chocolate Cookies

I rarely say no to chocolate, but there are times when a chocolate chip cookie doesn’t pack enough of a punch to satisfy my chocolate cravings. These Intense Dark Chocolate Cookies are cookies meant for the serious chocolate lover with a serious chocolate urge. The cookies are made with both unsweetened chocolate and unsweetened cocoa powder, both of which help build the cookie’s bittersweet foundation. ... Read More »

Butter Pecan Muffins

Butter Pecan Muffins

Butter pecan is one of my favorite ice cream flavors, though I don’t seem have it nearly as often as I have classic vanilla. As the name suggests, the ice cream is rich with the flavors of butter, roasted pecans and vanilla – and they come together amazingly well. These flavors can be used in other baked goods, such as cookies and these Butter Pecan ... Read More »

How to Make Candied Cranberries

How to Make Candied Cranberries

Cranberries are often described as being both tart and sweet, but they definitely lean more towards the tart end of that spectrum. While they do contain sugar, cranberries typically have to be cooked in some way to bring out that sweetness. One unique way to sweeten them up is to candy them! These cranberries are cooked in a sugar syrup that brings out that natural ... Read More »

Oatmeal Pecan Apple Crumble

Oatmeal Pecan Apple Crisp

Apple crisps and crumbles are desserts that I enjoy all year round. During the summer, I often serve them chilled or top them with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. During the winter, I try to serve them while they are still hot out of the oven so that I can absorb some of that lovely heat as I eat them. ThisĀ Oatmeal Pecan Apple ... Read More »

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Biscotti have always been one of my favorite cookies to keep in my kitchen. They’re fun to eat, easy to make and they have a long shelf-life, so a big batch can go a long way. Almonds are very commonly used in biscotti, but they’re not the only nut that goes well in this style of cookie. These Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti use bright green pistachios ... Read More »

Peppermint Mocha Cream Cheese Brownies

Peppermint Mocha Cream Cheese Brownies

A hot peppermint mocha is an indulgent way to take off the chill on a cold winter night. I love the combination of chocolate and peppermint – and it is even better once you throw a little bit of coffee in to the mix! My Peppermint Mocha Cream Cheese Brownies are a holiday treat inspired by the hot coffee drink. They’re easy to make and ... Read More »

Bourbon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Bourbon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

During the holidays, I get a lot of requests for cookies. In addition to staples like gingersnaps and sugar cookies, I get requests for holiday versions of some of my favorites, such as peppermint snickerdoodles or boozy oatmeal raisin cookies, like these Big Bourbon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. The cookies have a bit of an adult twist to them, but they’re not so boozy that you’re ... Read More »

Eggnog Pancakes

Eggnog Pancakes

If you haven’t stocked up on eggnog this holiday season, you might want to run to the store and pick up a container of your favorite brand so that you can whip up a batch of these fluffy Eggnog Pancakes for breakfast. They’re easy to make and a wonderful way to infuse a little holiday flavor into your mornings. The pancakes are light, fluffy and ... Read More »

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