Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

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Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

Every year when I am at home, my mom and I make holiday cookies and give them as presents to friends and neighbors.  

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Creamy Bananas Foster Pecan Pralines

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Creamy Bananas Foster Pecan Pralines

Pralines! New Orleans’s famous candy – or is it a cookie?

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bat Cupcakes 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bat Cupcakes 

Halloween is almost here and what better way to celebrate than with some cute little bat cupcakes?

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Balsamic Fig Ice Cream

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Balsamic Fig Ice Cream

Homemade fig jam spiced with cinnamon is swirled into creamy ice cream with balsamic glaze.

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Apple Fritters with Cider Glaze

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Apple Fritters with Cider Glaze

In this recipe, the basic yeasty donut dough is combined with spiced cooked apples and fried until golden brown and crisp before being dipped in a sticky apple cider glaze.

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Fig Jam

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Fig Jam

This recipe includes black peppercorns and cinnamon to give the jam a warmer flavor and a fall twist.

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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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