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Saltine Toffee

by Janelle 12.19.2012
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I just finished making a batch of one of my favorite holiday treats ~ Saltine Toffee. This crunchy candy is irresistible and so easy to make. Check out my recipe here. Enjoy!

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Christmas Cookies with Royal Icing

by Janelle 12.17.2012
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There is nothing like a batch of freshly baked, buttery Christmas cookies frosted in rich royal icing and dusted with colorful sugar. I can guarantee that you will not find a better, more delicious recipe for cutout sugar cookies anywhere. These festive cookies are favorites of kids and adults alike and are truly a work of art! […]

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Knob Creek Balls

by Janelle 12.11.2012
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Known as “Southern Truffles,” I couldn’t wait to make a batch of fun, boozy bourbon balls. Most of all, I wanted to impress my fiancé, quite the bourbon aficiando, with a dessert made of his favorite Kentucky bourbon, Knob Creek. These no-bake balls are easy to make and pack quite the punch. Inside the balls […]

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Pecan Pie Biscotti

by Janelle 12.06.2012
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This week my grandmother and I stumbled upon a scrumptious looking biscotti in the newspaper. The warm color of the cookies and the addition of pecans, which you do not usually see in biscotti, was especially intriguing this time of year. We noticed there was not any butter or oil in the cookies – quite the […]

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Pfeffernüsse

by Janelle 11.30.2012
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I have many fond memories of enjoying Pfeffernüsse cookies during the holiday season while living in Switzerland. Pronounced [fef-fur-noose], these delightful German cookies translate to “pepper nuts” and are truly one of my favorite holiday treats. These spicy cookies, full of cloves, nutmeg, ground black pepper, ginger and cardamom, are not for the faint of […]

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Best Coconut Cream Pie

by Janelle 08.31.2012
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Tuesday was my fiancé’s birthday, so I prepared a romantic meal for the two of us with one of his favorite desserts. He mentioned recently that he loves coconut cream pie, so I figured this was the perfect opportunity to make this much-loved treat for the first time. I have the most delicious recipe for Coconut […]

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Margarita Cheesecake

by Janelle 08.13.2012
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Last week the fiancé and I were tasked with cooking dinner for one night at our family shore house in beautiful Ocean City, New Jersey. Before I even thought about what I’d make for the main dish (post coming soon…), I thought long and hard about what to bake for dessert – my favorite course of […]

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Blueberry Peach Crumble

by Janelle 08.03.2012
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This comforting recipe for Blueberry Peach Crumble needs little introduction. Cobblers come in all sorts of varieties, but one of my favorite fruit combinations is blueberry and peach. The fruity filling consists of the usual components, sugar and cornstarch, along with a delicious twist – lemon juice, freshly grated lemon zest, cinnamon and almond extract. The combination is […]

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Heavenly Cheese Danish

by Janelle 07.31.2012
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The ultimate crowd-pleaser, my recipe for Heavenly Cheese Danish is an easy treat to be enjoyed for breakfast, dessert or any time of day. This recipe uses refrigerated crescent rolls in place of puff pastry, making the preparation easy and quick. The filling is a creamy and sweet cream cheese mixture, with a hint of […]

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Orange Date Oat Bran Muffins

by Janelle 07.19.2012
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I had some extra dried dates around (see Pan-Latin Picadillo), so I decided to put them to good use by creating a healthy oat bran muffin recipe that features this delicious dried fruit. I love dates for a special reason. They remind me of my unforgettable trip to Istanbul last summer, where bazaars overflowed with […]

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