Holidays

Link Love: 5 Sweet Halloween Recipes

by Janelle 10.23.2012
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Every year I look forward to baking during the weeks leading up to Halloween. With thousands of ghost, goblin and pumpkin-inspired recipes out there, it’s hard to decide exactly what to make. Lucky for you I have scoured the web for my absolute favorite baked Halloween treats. Get in the spirit and bake one of […]

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Crazy for Colomba! Italy’s Easter Delight

by Janelle 03.19.2012
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When I lived in Lugano, Swizterland, I would always look forward to the delicious pastries served during Eastertime – my favorite was Colomba, a sweet, spongy, eggy Easter bread in the shape of a dove. The cake-like bread is soft, buttery, moist, sweet and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I hadn’t had it since living in Europe, so […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

by Janelle 02.14.2012
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  Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day from The Chic Brûlée! I hope this special day is filled with love, laughter and of course some delicious sweet treats! “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” -Dr. Seuss This post would not be complete without a special […]

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Chocolate Crackle Cookies

by Janelle 12.24.2011
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Ever since I saw pictures of Martha Stewart’s scrumptious Chocolate Crackle Cookies, I had to make them. As any chocolate-lover would agree, the flaky texture and beautiful cracked tops, oozing with light-as-air powdered sugar, is irresistible. This recipe uses high quality bittersweet chocolate, melted over a double boiler, in addition to dutch cocoa powder to […]

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Saltine Toffee

by Janelle 12.21.2011
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One of my favorite holidays treats is homemade Saltine Toffee. This recipe uses Saltine crackers as a base to make a delicious and easy candy that’s crunchy, salty, sweet and full of rich chocolate. You can be as creative or gourmet as you wish by adding chopped nuts, crushed candy canes, colored sprinkles, dried fruit […]

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Butterballs

by Janelle 12.16.2011
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This delicious recipe for butterballs is another fantastic Christmas classic. Sometimes called “Snowballs,” these rich, crumbly butter cookies are rolled and covered in a generous layer of powdered sugar. The cookies are made of butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, flour and finely ground walnuts. The walnuts give the cookies their subtle, signature crunch. Butterballs are very […]

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Peanut Butter Balls

by Janelle 12.13.2011
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My Mom’s recipe for Peanut Butter Balls is huge hit every Christmas. Of all of the desserts and candies baked for the holidays, these delicious creamy Peanut Butter Balls really stand out for their exceptional flavor and fun, bite-sized shape. The filling is made of butter, peanut butter, confectioner’s sugar and Rice Krispies for crunch. […]

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Christmas Cutout Sugar Cookies

by Janelle 12.06.2011
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To kick off my Christmas baking, I set out to make the very best Christmas Cutout Sugar Cookies. Everyone loves a rolled sugar cookie — a light, crispy and buttery treat that can be decorated in dozens of creative ways. After hearing rave reviews, I started out by using Alton Brown’s revered Sugar Cookies recipe […]

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Ravishing Red… 5 Red-Hot Dresses for the Holidays

by Janelle 12.02.2011
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The holidays are a time to rock sparkly, festive clothes and there is no better (and easier) look than a ravishing red dress. With any of these fab 5 dress picks, all eyes will be on you at your next holiday party. Best of all, the look requires no special accessories because the color steals […]

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Throw a Kentucky Derby Party!

by Janelle 05.06.2011
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Saturday is the Kentucky Derby so if you can’t make it to Churchill Downs then it’s about time to plan your fabulously fancy Kentucky Derby Party. With just a few easy recipes, you can create an elegant Southern party to watch this legendary race.First step – whip up the Mint Juleps.

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