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Christmas

PFEFFERNUSSE COOKIES

PFEFFERNUSSE COOKIES

Pfeffernusse Cookies, also called German peppernut cookies, are small spice cookies full of molasses, brown sugar, and warm spices.  They’re incredibly fragrant, flavorful, and perfect with a hot cup of tea. Pfeffernusse cookies ring in the holidays every bit as much as pumpkin spice welcomes Read More..

CURRIED COUSCOUS WITH JEWELED FRUIT

CURRIED COUSCOUS WITH JEWELED FRUIT

This curried couscous with jeweled fruit is an easy side dish that is not only delicious and healthy, but it’s also beautiful to look at with the orange hue from the curry, the dark raisins, and bright red pomegranate seeds.  It’s an unexpected holiday side Read More..

GOOEY CARAMEL PECAN PIE BARS

GOOEY CARAMEL PECAN PIE BARS

Why make a pecan pie when you could make these gooey caramel pecan pie bars?  They are a deliciously perfect combination of a shortbread crust, with a gooey, sweet pecan filling, and a nutty, salty sprinkle on the top. Your family will adore them. I’ve Read More..

ARGENTINIAN ALFAJORES

ARGENTINIAN ALFAJORES

Argentinian Alfajores are tender, buttery, sandwich cookies that have luscious dulce de leche caramel inside and a rim of chopped coconut and toasted pine nuts along the sandwich line.  They are very popular not only in Argentina but throughout South America and are melt-in-your-mouth delicious.   Read More..

DECADENT CHOCOLATE BOURBON BALLS

DECADENT CHOCOLATE BOURBON BALLS

These decadent chocolate bourbon balls are a no-bake treat that packs a boozy wallop.  They are a lovely addition to your Kentucky Derby party or any holiday cookie tray.   I love serving little candies that are just for the adults.  They always feel indulgent and Read More..

KEY LIME CHIPPERS

KEY LIME CHIPPERS

These Key Lime Chippers are the perfect combination of zesty, tangy citrus cookie, and creamy, smooth, white chocolate.  It’s a refreshing lime treat on a summer’s day. This recipe is all about things that I love.  Cookies.  I mean, who doesn’t love cookies – both Read More..

SWEET AND TANGY GREEN BEAN BUNDLES

SWEET AND TANGY GREEN BEAN BUNDLES

These bacon-wrapped green bean bundles, brushed with a sweet, balsamic glaze, are a beautiful and elegant side dish that is easy enough for a weeknight dinner. I think that bacon makes everything delicious.  Then add balsamic vinegar to that, and you have a dish that Read More..

RUSSIAN TEA CAKES

RUSSIAN TEA CAKES

This classic cookie recipe is a perfect bite of shortbread enrobed in powdered sugar.  This recipe is also called Mexican tea cakes, wedding cookies, or snowballs, these pretty little cookies are rich, tender, with a sandy texture. They’re perfect with a cup of coffee or Read More..

PERFECT OVEN ROASTED BEEF BRISKET

PERFECT OVEN ROASTED BEEF BRISKET

A juicy, flavorful, perfectly spiced beef brisket that is made in the oven.  A dry rub creates a nice bark and keeps the brisket moist and roasting low and slow ensures a tender moist slice every time.  This recipe is as close as you can Read More..

THE ULTIMATE MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE COOKIES

THE ULTIMATE MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE COOKIES

This cookie is rich and chocolatey, with a warm spiciness that will leave you craving more.  These cookies are soft on the inside and crispy around the edges. The surprise of the cayenne starts subtle and then hits with a warm spiciness in the back Read More..