White Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

White Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti 1

Festive biscotti laced with the cool, zinginess of peppermint and balanced with the sweetness of white chocolate, perfect for Christmas morning and worthy of gracing your holiday cookie platter. Biscotti are dry, crunchy cookies destined for dunking into coffee, tea or dessert wine. They were traditionally made without fat and twice baked to produce a… 

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Stuffed Squash with Brie, Cranberries and Greens

Cranberry, Brie and Greens Stuffed Squash

Fresh cranberries, brie and greens come together to make a festive and flavorful filling for kabocha or acorn squash. The cranberries add a tangy pop of sweetness to the gooey brie, tender greens and mild-mannered squash. The best bite is when you dig deep and not only get the creamy greens but some of the… 

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Gingerbread Cheesecake

Gingerbread Cheesecake

A dreamy gingerbread cheesecake baked on a gingersnap crust! It’s laced with rich, warm spices that dance across your tongue and fill your house with the welcoming smell of Christmas. A holiday season without Gingerbread would be like Christmas without Santa! A criminal offense as far as I’m concerned. Being one of the most loved… 

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Vanilla Crescent Cookies

Vanilla Crescents or Vanillekipferli are an old Viennese traditional cookie made with ground almonds and fresh vanilla beans. The dough is shaped by hand into crescents before baking and then dusted with copious amounts of vanilla sugar after. They’re buttery like shortbread, nutty and soft, much like a Mexican wedding cookie or a Russian tea… 

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Cranberry Cheesecake

I hope you all had a lovely family and food-filled Thanksgiving! My Mom’s table was a heavily laden carb fest of deliciousness; broccoli/velveeta casserole, streusel-stuffed baked sweet potatoes, sausage stuffing, potato-rutabaga-cheese casserole, buttermilk biscuits, cranberry sauce, and of course a giant turkey. We gobbled gobbled our way through that and then for dessert we had… 

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Kale with Garlic and Cranberries

My friend Heather of Girlichef is hosting this weeks BSI (blogger secret ingredient). Heather chose greens; a much overlooked source of stupendous veggie power. I did my shopping for the week and totally spaced out on this one. I came home without any greens. Shame on me. I was lucky to find a package of… 

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