Category Archives: Dessert

Twelve Days of Christmas: The Best Cheesecake

This is my nana’s cheesecake recipe and it is fairly advanced. It is perfect for a large group of people due to how rich and creamy it turns out. The dough is very tricky so be gentle. Go here for … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Peanut Butter Balls

These babies have just four ingredients. They come together quickly and are crowd pleasers. Who doesn’t like peanut butter and chocolate? (If you’re allergic to either just don’t answer that!) Of course, we know with the word balls in the … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Gingerbread with Lemon Icing

The fresh ginger and lemon juice really make this cake stand out. Don’t skimp on the spices. It’s Christmas, just ask Santa to bring you more. Gingerbread 2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (or white if you prefer) 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Biscotti with prunes, dried cherries and chocolate

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without adding a few biscotti to the cookie jar, or at least really meaning to. Biscotti with prunes, dried cherries and chocolate 2 1/2 cups flour 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Peppermint Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache

These triple-decker babies are rich, perfect for a party or a big crowd or perhaps just to get a serious chocolate fix. Peppermint Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache For Peppermint Cream Cheese Layer 8 ounces cream cheese (softened at room … Continue reading

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Poached Pears with Chocolate and Wine Sauce

This dessert is a great way to use up sweet wine that may be a bit past its prime. Even if you skimp on the wine, go for broke on the chocolate. Poached Pears with Chocolate and Wine Sauce 1 … Continue reading

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Apple Cranberry Jam

This is an easy jam to make and since both the cranberries and apples are loaded with natural pectin it cooks very quick and yields a lot. It also is a great stocking stuffer or present for a coworker. I … Continue reading

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Cranberry, Blue Cheese and Pecan Pockets

We use more puff pastry at this time of year than any other. It’s such a quick way to perk up leftovers. Those of you who like precise measurements should come back tomorrow. Cranberry, Blue Cheese and Pecan Pockets One … Continue reading

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All Our Thanksgiving Day Recipes in One Place

With the big day less than a week away, we though it’d be helpful to put all our Thanksgiving recipes in one place. We’ll return with more leftover ideas tomorrow. Cranberry Sauces Brandied Cranberry Sauce Cranberry Sauce with Raspberries Cranberry … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Leftover Magic Part #2

Around our house the yams and gravy go in a flash. Leftover stuffing? Not for long. But cranberries and turkey take up some valuable refrigerator space. Check out last week’s post for ways to use up turkey and ham. Here … Continue reading

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