Category Archives: desserts

A Real Christmas Gift!

For 4 years now I have made homemade truffles and given them out at Christmas gifts to family and friends. I think the first year I made one batch…this past Christmas I made approximately 175 truffles. Many people have asked … Continue reading

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Poundcake…the best of both worlds

This pound cake recipe came from a new cookbook I got for Christmas…Cooking Light’s All Time Favorites. It’s really simple to make…the chocolate batter has added chocolate syrup and baking soda to give the marbled effect. Dust it with powdered … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Party!!

This year we waiting until the last minute to plan something for New Year’s Eve since I had to work. Normally we spend the week after Christmas at the beach and celebrate there. So this was our first year home. … Continue reading

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My 2nd Annual Cookie Swap!

This year we had our second annual Cookie Swap and we received some quite impressive cookies. My only complaint was we didn’t make enough! The recipes below are some appetizers and drinks I made for the cookie swap. Each year … Continue reading

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Cookie Swap #1

I made these cookies for my first cookie swap that I just attending with my Nestie friends. We had a blast and even got more festive and wore our tackiest Christmas sweaters. These cookies weren’t only delicous, but quick and … Continue reading

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Another Perfect Dessert for the Holidays!

Ben also made a dessert for Thanksgiving…Chocolate Drizzled Bourbon Pecan Tart! This was delish…I guess he was trying to compete with my cheesecake! I think he won when we left with half the cheesecake and only 2 slices were left … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cheesecake…Perfect for Thanksgiving

My very first taste of Pumpkin Cheesecake was the cheesecake factory…it was heaven. This comes in at a close second to the Cheesecake Factory. Sometimes I think Pumpkin Pie is a little too pumpkin-y, so this cheesecake is the perfect … Continue reading

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Even more pumpkin…

This pumpkin dip tastes just like pumpkin pie. It’s perfect with apples, ginger snaps, cinnamon graham crackers. Serve in a hollowed out pumpkin for the perfect centerpiece. Pumpkin Dip (Allrecipes) 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened2 cups confectioners’ sugar1 … Continue reading

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This is salad….???

Who knew salad could be so fabulous. This super sweet, seasonal salad is a delicous and simple dessert that tastes exactly like caramel apples. I’ve made this 3 times and everyone has asked for the recipe. Caramel Apple Salad 6 … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pumpkin Pumpkin…

During the holidays I get obsessed with pumpkin. I’ve found by far the best pumpkin bread…chocolate chip pumpkin bread. It’s really easy and makes 2 loaves…Perfect for making one for you and sharing the other! This bread is made with … Continue reading

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