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Christmas

HOT BUTTERED RUM

HOT BUTTERED RUM

When it’s cold outside, nothing beats a steaming mug of Hot Buttered Rum.  It’s creamy, sweet, and buttery, warming and comforting you like a big hug. This is a cocktail that makes you think about ski chalets, holiday bonfires, and sitting in front of a Read More..

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..

CHEWY ALMOND MACAROONS

CHEWY ALMOND MACAROONS

These chewy almond macaroons have an intense almond flavor, a crunchy crust with a chewy, tender inside.  Coconut is nowhere to be found in this delicious little cookie. They are the perfect small dessert after a heavy meal or sweet treat with a cup of Read More..

SALTED PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

SALTED PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

Get ready for the perfect sweet and salty treat.  This trendy cookie recipe has taken the internet by storm and since we’ve all been self-quarantining at home, why not give it a try! I wish that I could take the credit for this recipe, but 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..

SAUTEED HARICOTS VERTS

SAUTEED HARICOTS VERTS

A simple vegetable recipe that uses tender, thin, French green beans, butter, shallots, lemon juice, and herbs for an easy side dish that is full of flavor. Haricot Verts are a thinner, shorter green bean that is sweeter and more robust in flavor and very Read More..

BAKED BRIE WITH HONEY AND PECANS

BAKED BRIE WITH HONEY AND PECANS

This elegant appetizer is as easy as it is delicious.  Creamy brie cheese that is topped with a sugary pecan topping is wrapped in a flaky puff pastry crust.  This is a lovely appetizer for guests, holidays, or even just a Friday night. One of Read More..

EASY SUGAR SNAP PEAS

EASY SUGAR SNAP PEAS

Need a super quick and easy side dish that everyone – even your pickiest eater, will love?  These easy sugar snap peas are ready in less than 20 minutes and require just seven ingredients.  What could be simpler? I love cooking ingredients that are in 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..