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Brown Sugar and Coconut Cinnamon Bun Bread

Brown Sugar and Coconut Cinnamon Bun Bread

An easy to make brunch dish is perfect for entertaining any time of year, whether you’re enjoying a lazy Sunday morning on a warm summer day or cozying up to the fire place on a chilly winter morning. One dish that I particularly enjoy is this Brown Sugar and Coconut Cinnamon Bun Bread, which captures the spirit of delicious, yeasted cinnamon buns in a one-bowl ... Read More »

How to Make Hot Buttered Rum

How to Make Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum is one of those drinks that you only hear about in old fashioned stories and Christmas carols. I have yet to attend a holiday party where it has been served, and most people don’t even seem to know what hot buttered rum is. So, what is hot buttered rum? It is a drink that starts with a base of butter, sugar and ... Read More »

Gingerbread Rice Krispy Squares

Gingerbread Rice Krispy Treats

I love marshmallows in just about any form, and I have a soft spot for flavored marshmallows that let me add another layer of flavor to my hot chocolate, s’mores or cereal bar treats. Sometimes I make my own flavored marshmallows, while other times I rely on seasonal, limited edition marshmallows to infuse a little extra flavor into my treats. One flavor that I enjoy ... Read More »

Peppermint Brownie Whoopie Pies

Peppermint Brownie Whoopie Pies

The holiday season, when it comes to food, is all about specific flavors. Eating combinations of these flavors – orange and clove, vanilla and nutmeg, cranberry and pistachio, etc. – will make you think of the holidays no matter what form they turn up in. I also feel this way about the combination of peppermint and chocolate, since a peppermint-kissed hot chocolate is one of ... Read More »

Ginger Almond Biscotti

Ginger Almond Biscotti

Many people don’t try their hand at baking biscotti at home, but it is well worth the effort because biscotti are great cookies to have around and homemade ones are a huge improvement over storebought in just about all cases. These Ginger Almond Biscotti stat with my favorite basic biscotti dough, a dough that is easy to put all kinds of flavor variations on once ... Read More »

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Bars

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Bars

I use a lot of cranberry and orange throughout the holiday season, starting in November and going all the way into the new year. Part of the reason is that fresh cranberries are readily available this time of year, and while you can always rely on frozen, I feel a lot more motivated to use the fresh ones when they’re in my kitchen. The other ... Read More »

Mocha Swirl Cookie Bites

Mocha Swirl Cookie Bites

When you see the swirl of a cinnamon bun, you know that it is going to be filled with delicious flavors like butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. When you see swirls in other baked goods, you know that, although the flavors inside might be different, they will also be filled with something delicious. These Mocha Swirl Cookie Bites are perfect for coffee lovers, with a ... Read More »

Vanilla Bean Holiday Mendiants

Vanilla Bean Holiday Mendiants

Mendiants are one of my favorite chocolates to make because they are easy, delicious and versatile. Mendiants are bite-sized chocolate rounds that are topped with dried fruits, nuts and other goodies – rather like a bite sized candy bar. I make them for many different occasions throughout the year, and I use white, milk and dark chocolate depending on what type of treat I am ... Read More »

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