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  • Gingerbread doesn’t have to be boring with a loaf of the Gingerbread Kahlua Date Nut Bread with White Chocolate, which Creative Culinary put together as a holiday treat. This quick bread features seasonal Gingerbread Kahlua, a spiced up version of the delicious coffee liqueur. The liqueur gives the dates in the bread some extra sweetness and (boozy) flavor, while brown sugar, walnuts and white chocolate round out the other flavors in the loaf. It is quick and easy to make, and is a great brunch option when paired with Kahlua-spiked cream cheese spread.
  • If you like cream cheese-swirled brownies and you like goat cheese, you should definitely give  Une Gamine dans La Cuisine‘s Goat Cheese Brownies a try. The chocolaty brownies are swirled with a lightly sweetened layer of goat cheese filling before baking, creating a creamy swirl within the brownies and giving them a uniquely sweet but tangy flavor. You could serve them plain, but to highlight the goat cheese even more, these are topped with a layer of goat cheese frosting after they have cooled, too.
  • The perfect-for-fall Apple Cupcakes from Anncoo Journal are easy to make cakes that are packed with brown sugar, tart green apples and plump raisins. Unlike other cupcakes, these aren’t topped off with a swirl of frosting. Instead, they are topped with a very thin slice of apple – cut horizontally through the apple, so you see the “star” at the center of the fruit – before baking. The apple slices dehydrate during baking, enough to give the cupcakes a lovely finished look and concentrate that apple flavor, while remaining tender enough to bite through easily.
  • Gonna Want Seconds says that these Crunchers are a popular recipe on Pinterest right now, but even if you don’t end up pinning your batch, you’re sure to enjoy these easy to make candy bars. They are made with layers of crisp, salty crackers that are stacked together with layers of buttery, brown sugar-coated graham cracker crumbs and peanut butter-chocolate-butterscotch fudge. They sound complex, but they’re surprisingly simple and that first bite of sweet, salty, crispy, chewy goodness will have you reaching for seconds.
  • The Brown Sugar Bourbon Ice Cream that Bunky Cooks recently tried is an ice cream that would make a nice accompaniment to all kinds of holiday goodies. The ice cream is made with plenty of egg yolks and cream, which result in a very rich and creamy finished ice cream. It has a nice balance of brown sugar and bourbon, but a dash more bourbon probably wouldn’t hurt if you want to highlight its flavor and make the ice cream a little more grown up. Try sandwiching it with some gingersnaps for a holiday ice cream sandwich!

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  • Barbara | Creative Culinary
    December 5, 2012

    Thanks so much for including the Gingerbread Kahlua Date Bread I did this week. I wish I could say it is good…but it’s gone so all I can say is it WAS so good!

  • Bunkycooks
    December 6, 2012

    Thank you so much for mentioning my Brown Sugar-Bourbon Ice Cream in your post. It is a great recipe for the holidays.

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