Baklava

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Baklava

One year my family traveled to a small Greek island, Aegina where we stayed in a small, family-run bed and breakfast on the side of a cliff. Every day after tanning in the warm sun and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea we would walk into town and buy a box of baklava from a local bakery. 

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts

The cayenne adds just a hint of zing to these brownies as they are the ideal balance of sweet and spicy.

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Strawberry Balsamic Shortcake with Basil

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Strawberry Balsamic Shortcake with Basil

In this recipe flakey and buttery biscuits are served with macerated strawberries and topped with homemade whipped cream. I add a hint of balsamic to the strawberries and chopped basil for a twist on this classic dessert.

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Easter Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Nests

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Easter Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Nests

Coconut macaroons are baked until they are crisp on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. I dip them in chocolate and top them with mini Cadbury eggs for an addicting Easter treat.

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Strawberry Cream Macarons with Chocolate & Almonds

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Strawberry Cream Macarons with Chocolate & Almonds

These strawberry cream macarons coated in chocolate and almonds make for the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert.

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Chocolate Champagne Truffles

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Chocolate Champagne Truffles

Happy New Year!! Celebrate with some chocolate champagne truffles!

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Cream Puffs

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Cream Puffs

This recipe for cream puffs is especially meaningful because my aunt’s grandmother would always make them for me. We weren’t even blood relatives yet every Christmas Eve she would bring a whole plate of them just for me because she knew they were my favorite.

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Sweet Potato Pie with Toasted Meringue Topping

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Sweet Potato Pie with Toasted Meringue Topping

This spiced sweet potato pie has a sky-high fluffy meringue topping that is baked until the peaks are golden brown. It is a twist on the classic holiday dish of serving mashed sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows.

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Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Filling and Meringue Ghosts

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Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Filling and Meringue Ghosts

This dark chocolate cake is filled with layers of raspberry jam and topped with chocolate ganache frosting and little meringue ghosts for a festive Halloween treat.

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Apple Cheddar Hand Pies

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Apple Cheddar Hand Pies

This recipe is basically a hybrid of an apple pie and a pop tart with the surprise addition of cheddar cheese on top.

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