Tag Archives: holiday

Old Fashioned Gingerbread

While I’ve made my share of gingerbread men, (not really) ugly Christmas sweaters, and other ginger-themed cookies in the past, a friend of mine requested I make some actual gingerbread for a dinner he was hosting. Conveniently, I am on the AllRecipes email list, and this recipe came in just last week! It’s pretty easy to make, […]

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Candied Pecans

I was hoping to squeeze in some more holiday recipes before, you know, the holidays… So here’s another one! I’ve always wanted to try these, and today seemed to be the day. I’m having dinner with some friends and I offered to bring a salad, and I got it in my mind to do a […]

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Swirly Twirly Sugar Cookies

A friend sent me this recipe and, as she’s responsible for a number of the killer sweets you’ll find on this site, of course I was going to try it. And how pretty are these cookies? Who can resist? They reminded me immediately of the movie Elf. All I kept thinking when looking at them […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Just one more pumpkin recipe before the season is officially over. (I haven’t quite determined if December 1st was the cutoff or not.) A friend sent me this cheesecake recipe from Epicurious so I could make it for Thanksgiving, and it was insane. It got rave reviews across the board – a certified 5 Evil Rating. And it’s not […]

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White Chocolate Cheesecake with Peppermint Ganache

Do you know what I just realized? Two years ago, I made my first pound cake, and this blog had just started days before. It is amazing how far I’ve come since then… I’ve hit my 100th post (and celebrated on the 101st), and my confidence in my own baking ability has improved by leaps and […]

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Vanilla Cupcakes

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas, if you were celebrating, and otherwise I hope you had a lovely weekend. I’m on vacation with my family in Florida; 9 of us staying in a 3 bedroom house. The good news is there are plenty of people to feed, and seemingly endless requests for baked […]

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Peppermint Frosting

‘Tis  the season for all things minty, at least that’s how I feel. I had a holiday order for cupcakes recently, and I suggested chocolate cupcakes with peppermint frosting to the client. It didn’t take any persuading. This is a super simple peppermint buttercream that you can use to top your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe, this […]

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