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  • milk chocolate mousse in a small jar with silver spoon

    Milk Chocolate Mousse Recipe

    My Milk Chocolate Mousse Recipe is a lighter, silkier version of everybody’s favorite chocolate dessert. This easy recipe makes the chocolate mousse of your dreams!…

  • A slice of lemon cake with lemon poppy seed buttercream on a small plate with fork

    My Favorite Lemon Dessert Recipes

    My Favorite Lemon Dessert Recipes ~ winter is high citrus season, and there are few things I love more than a good lemon dessert. Sweet, tangy, and delicious, these are my…

  • Fresh lemon pudding with whipped cream and a spoon

    Meyer Lemon Pudding (super easy recipe!)

    My Meyer Lemon Pudding is a glorious recipe for winter lemon season ~ the flavor is tart, the texture is silky, and it’s simple to make, with no fussy steps at…

  • a stack of fir shortbread cookies with an evergreen sprig

    Douglas Fir Shortbread Cookies

    Douglas Fir Shortbread Cookies ~ this easy shortbread cookie recipe is made with delicate evergreen needles. They have a soft, citrusy flavor and the aroma of a winter forest. …

  • a stack of rugelach bars with sparkling sugar

    Raspberry Apricot Rugelach Bars

    Raspberry Apricot Rugelach Bars ~ this slab rugelach recipe is the traditional buttery, cream cheese pastry you know and love, without the fiddly parts. (I’ve filled it with tart jam and…

  • chocolate truffle tart topped with Maldon salt

    Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart

    My Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart recipe is easy and elegant ~ a chocolate-lover’s dessert for any occasion, any time of year.  It’s decadent and rich, but simple to make, and easily…

  • Homemade Maple Marshmallows

    Homemade Maple Marshmallows are all natural, no corn syrup marshmallows made with maple syrup ~ instantly upgrade your hot cocoa and other cozy winter sip-ables with these easy refined sugar free…

  • Holiday Gingerbread Cake

    This festive holiday gingerbread cake combines spiced gingerbread cake layers loaded with lots of snowy cream cheese frosting, all surrounded by a forest of gingerbread cookie trees. It’s an edible winter…

  • cranberry orange pound cake, sliced

    The BEST Cranberry Orange Bread

    Making this Cranberry Orange Bread recipe is one of my favorite holiday traditions. It’s an easy loaf cake with a crazy light delicate texture, and the time honored flavor combination of…

  • thumbprint jam cookies on a platter

    Jam Thumbprint Cookies

    Jam Thumbprint Cookies are delicious little almond shortbread cookies showered in powdered sugar and filled with jewel toned jam that melt in your mouth.  What could be more tempting?  Bring these…

  • My 10 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

    My 10 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes ~ from tried and true classics to unique originals, these are my absolute favorite holiday cookie recipes to fill out your cookie box, or win…

  • spritz cookies

    Cardamom Spritz Cookies

    Cardamom Spritz Cookies ~ these easy festive little Scandinavian Christmas cookies are so quick to make. Their colorful variety makes an instant holiday cookie assortment, so stamp them out by the…

  • Cookies packed in an Ello silicone sleeved baking pan

    Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

    My Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are soft brownie cookies studded with chocolate chips, then dipped in white chocolate, and sprinkled with crushed candy canes for the perfect cookie swap or office…

  • Chocolate Dipped Churro Shortbread Cookies

    Chocolate Dipped Churro Shortbread Cookies ~ this easy cinnamon cookie recipe has all the flavors of classic churros, including the decadent chocolate dip!  Make it a part of your holiday cookie…

  • Traditional Swedish Pepparkakor Recipe

    This traditional Swedish Pepparkakor Recipe makes deliciously crisp spice cookies with ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and clove.  They’re a Scandinavian Christmas tradition and they’re absolutely fabulous!…

  • Breaking apart a homemade turtle candy

    12 Homemade Holiday Candy Recipes

    12 Homemade Holiday Candy Recipes for homemade gifts that are even easier than navigating an online checkout (cvc’s, promo codes, passwords, CAPTCHA …wouldn’t you rather be melting chocolate?)…

  • a slice of chocolate cake with cranberry buttercream

    Chocolate Cake with Cranberry Buttercream

    This Chocolate Cake with Cranberry Buttercream is a super quick moist chocolate layer cake recipe made right in a saucepan!  And the cranberry frosting is just about the best thing ever,…

  • New Fallen Snow Shortbread Cookies

    New Fallen Snow Shortbread Cookies ~ these easy cookies are flavored with vanilla bean and peppermint, then coated with glittery sugar to mimic the look of fresh winter snow.  Your Christmas…

  • chocolate gingerbread stamped cookies

    Chocolate Gingerbread Stamped Cookies

    Chocolate Gingerbread Stamped Cookies ~ these pretty old world holiday cookies are made with cookie stamps, and the snowflake design is highlighted with a sweet glaze.  Make them the star of…

  • pfeffernusse cookies in a glass bowl

    Pfeffernusse (German Spice Cookies)

    Pfeffernusse (German Spice Cookies)  ~ don’t let the name scare you off, these iced gingerbread cookies are pure heaven.  On top of that, pfeffernusse cookies have the uncanny ability to get…

  • rolling and cutting gingerbread cookie dough

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies ~ Learn how to freeze all your favorite Christmas cookies so you can relax and enjoy more of your holidays inside and outside of the…

  • Gluten Free Tangerine Cake

    Gluten Free Tangerine Cake ~ this flourless cake is such a wonderful surprise, made with whole tangerines and almond flour in the Italian tradition ~ it’s impossibly moist and bursting with…

  • Pumpkin Caramel Tart with Candied Walnuts

    My Pumpkin Caramel Tart with Candied Walnuts is a sophisticated pumpkin pie for the foodie set. Homemade caramel gives this pumpkin tart a depth of flavor that is absolutely amazing (you…

  • cranberry gingersnap pie

    My 5 Favorite Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

    My 5 Favorite Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes ~ variety is the spice of life, especially when it comes to the Thanksgiving dessert table, so here are a few creative ways to shake…

  • pumpkin spice cheesecake topped with piped whipped cream and nutmeg

    Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

    My Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake topped with whipped cream is a surprisingly easy make ahead dessert recipe for the holidays.  Give everybody a break from pumpkin pie this year and serve cheesecake…

  • Maple Frangipane Pecan Pie

    My Maple Frangipane Pecan Pie recipe is a delicious tart filled with a rich pecan frangipane flavored with vanilla bean, bourbon, and maple. If you’re asked to bring a dessert this…

  • Pumpkin Crunch Cake with fork

    The Best Pumpkin Crunch Cake!

    The Best Pumpkin Crunch Cake ~ with or without a cake mix!  This pumpkin crunch cake, aka pumpkin dump cake or pumpkin pie cake, has always tempted me.  I’ve finally made…

  • making ganache in a glass bowl

    The Deepest Darkest Chocolate Recipes

    Come over to the dark side…of fall baking that is, with my deepest darkest chocolate recipes.  Because pumpkin spice and gingerbread can only take you so far ~ and after a…

  • warm pumpkin pudding cakes on a baking sheet

    Warm Pumpkin Pudding Cakes

    Warm Pumpkin Pudding Cakes ~ this is an easy pumpkin recipe for those of you who love your dessert soft and squidgy ~ count me in!  If you’re looking to branch out from…

  • cranberry breakfast cake with fork

    Cranberry Breakfast Cake

    My Cranberry Breakfast Cake is an easy one bowl snack that can be made with fresh cranberries or frozen, but don’t let the simplicity fool you, the sweet/tart cranberries pack a…