Candy cane kisses chocolate cookies

candy cane kisses chocolate cookies recipe

The star of this year’s cookie exchange – rich, fudgy chocolate cookies packed with chopped candy cane kisses and drizzled with chocolate and chopped candy cane for a festive look Confession time : the first smell of Christmas and my addiction for candy cane takes over. I’ve been in candy cane land for a couple… 

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No bake Christmas fruit cake

no bake fruit cake

Forget the heavy traditional fruit cake. This year impress your friends and family with this light no-bake Christmas fruit cake. Thanks to Whole Foods Market and Kitchen PLAY for sponsoring this post. Christmas is by far my favorite time of the year. Ever since I was a little girl I helped my mom organize the Christmas… 

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My favorite Christmas cookies

my favorite Christmas cookies

I’m often asked which are my favorite cookies to make year after year to give away to friends and family. It’s always a hard decision to pick just one cookie recipe, so most of the time I rotate them. I make some of the recipes I’ve already shared on my blog, sometimes I try new… 

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Chewy coconut peanut butter cookies

chewy coconut peanut butter cookies recipe

Bake a batch of these chewy coconut peanut butter cookies out for Santa and he’ll leave you all the gifts you want! Yes, they are THAT good!!! Lately I’ve been on a peanut butter kick. I find myself making sandwiches when no one is around. Dip apple wedges directly in the jar as a late… 

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Christmas vanilla roll cake

Christmas vanilla cake rolls recipe

A simple vanilla roll cake with red and green dots and spirals of creamy buttercream is the perfect dessert for Christmas parties. This spiral cake has always caught my attention. Although it carries different names depending from country to country, I find roll cakes prettier than a layer cake. Plus, not to mention they are… 

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Marble pumpkin cheesecake

pumpkin cheesecake recipe

Two fall favorite desserts – pumpkin pie meets velvety cheesecake in this scrumptious marble pumpkin cheesecake. The perfect dessert for your Thanksgiving dinner party. Little over a week until Thanksgiving and I’m still struggling with the menu. It’s a funny story actually. If you had asked me two weeks ago I told you I have… 

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Chocolate pumpkin bars

chocolate pumpkin bars

Perfect for fall potlucks, these chocolate pumpkin bars feature layers or rich chocolate cake, silky pumpkin pie and light frosting and finished with a dust of cinnamon.  I rarely make the same dessert twice in a short period of time. Usually I rotate them every 3-4 month, giving my family time to try new ones… 

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Coconut dried fruit bread

Coconut Dried Fruit Quick Bread

A simple, yet delicious quick bread packed with dried fruit and bursting with coconut flavor. Make this dried fruit bread as a holiday gift for friends or family, or simply enjoy some with a hot cup of coffee. Thanks to GO Veggie! and Kitchen PLAY for helping me share this recipe and a fun giveaway… 

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Chocolate chip pumpkin quick bread

chocolate chips pumpkin quick bread recipe 2

This easy, super moist chocolate chip pumpkin quick bread is packed with all the amazing fall flavors. The bread gets better as it ages so plan to bake it a day or two ahead. I have a love relationship with the winter squash January through December but my heart starts to beat faster middle of September… 

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Pecan pumpkin roll cake

pecan pumpkin roll cake recipe

A classic fall dessert, pecan pumpkin roll cake with smooth cream cheese filling is a must at our Thanksgiving table. One bite and you’ll understand why! My mom was an amazing cook! May it be a simple family dinner or a holiday she would add love to every meal. She loved trying out new dishes… 

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Chocolate pecan cheesecake

chocolate pecan cheesecake recipe

Don’t wait until Thanksgiving to bake this chocolate pecan cheesecake! Silky cheesecake featuring two layers of chopped pecans and chocolate chips will make everyone rave about this recipe! Cheesecake is one of those desserts you can’t go wrong with. Either using cream cheese, ricotta cheese or the tangy goat cheese this decadent dessert will always make… 

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Chocolate chip cookie chewy caramel apple bars

chocolate chip cookie chewy caramel apple bars

These caramel apple bars make a great fall dessert. Chocolate chip cookie dough topped with nuts, shredded apples, caramel candy, candy corn and caramel bites turn these bars into the best caramel dipped apple you’ve ever had! Chocolate chip cookie chewy caramel apple bars  <- say that 3 times fast! This year I gave in…. 

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Apple pie cups with cinnamon streusel topping

apple pie cups with cinnamon streusel topping recipe 2

When it comes to fall desserts, apple pie is an all American dessert sample. Now you can enjoy this dessert made in less than one hour (baking included) in a cup form!  One of my family’s favorite fall activity is apple picking. Although apples are widely available year round, there’s so much fun spending the… 

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Pumpkin pie panna cotta tart

Pumpkin panna cotta tart recipe 4

A fall inspired make-ahead dessert, pumpkin pie panna cotta got an elegant twist. Let to rest in an oatmeal brown sugar crust, this panna cotta tart is a light, silky finish to your Thanksgiving meal.  When I think of fall, apples and pumpkin come first to mind. Especially pumpkin pie. It’s been a family tradition… 

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4th of July ice cream cones

4th of July ice cream cone 3

A fun and easy 4th of July project for the kids. Waffle cone dipped in candy, covered in sprinkles and filled to the top with ice cream and fresh berries.   Ok, So I have another no bake treat for you today. I can also call it “even a 3-year-old can do it” treat. If… 

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4th of July Oreo ice cream cake

4th of July oreo icecream cake 2

It seems like yesterday I was complaining it’s snowing in April and I still have the heat on in May and here we are, almost at the end of June. Another twist and it’s 4th of July. And I’m all prepared for it! I’ve found the easiest way to celebrate it with only 2 ingredients! Or… 

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