Chocolate Butterscotch Bars

Chocolate Butterscotch Bars

Chocolate Butterscotch Bars

Day 7 of my 12 Days of Christmas Baking compilation. When my friend Lisa comes over, I try to make desserts that are butterscotch/caramel-based as she’s a fan (so am I). While I adore my Chocolate Crumb Bars for similar flavors, this recipe only has four ingredients that I always have on hand and it’s […]

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Magic Vanilla Lemon Custard Cake

Magic Vanilla Lemon Custard Cake

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Day 6 of my 12 Days of Christmas Baking compilation! I’ve been seeing a million Magic Cake recipes on Pinterest lately and had to see for myself if this craze was for real or not. The food blogger whose recipe seems to ‘feed’ all the variations is Jo Cooks, so I used Jo’s recipe as […]

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Maple Syrup Sugared Almonds

Maple Syrup Sugared Almonds

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Day 5 of my 12 Days of Christmas Baking compilation. Warning – these nuts are uber addicting!! I took an old recipe and gave it a Quebec twist by adding maple syrup. Double or triple the recipe for holiday gift giving or host(ess) presents. You could also double the recipe and eat them all yourself […]

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Homemade Pop Tarts

Homemade Pop Tarts

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Day 4 of my 12 Days of Baking compilation. I’m testing new recipes in anticipation of being with my pre-teen nieces over the holidays and pop tarts for breakfast seemed like a good idea! These are easy to make and pretty darn tasty, although I’m more of a savory breakfast fan. These would be super […]

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Hot Chocolate Cookies

Day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas Baking compilation! We had our first snow of the season this week and as I was sipping a cup of hot cocoa, I thought of how great a cookie with these flavors would be. Who doesn’t like mini marshmallows anyways – nobody! Ingredients: 1¼ cups/2 ½ sticks […]

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Reese’s Pieces Cookies

Reese’s Pieces Cookies

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Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas Baking. I must admit, I’m not a huge fan of peanut butter cookies. Why did I create this recipe, you might ask? Because I’m doing a 12 days of cookies compilation and don’t want to devour dozens upon dozens of cookies…..with this recipe, I, of course, tasted […]

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Mom’s Icebox Cookies

Mom’s Icebox Cookies

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Day 1 of My 12 Days of Christmas Baking compilation.  Every year, I do this 12 days of cookies compilation on this blog and this year, I asked my mom to send in her icebox cookies recipe. Typically, she agrees, but then I don’t actually get the recipe, or pictures. To my surprise, mom came […]

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Cranberry Cooler

Cranberry Cooler

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What a fun idea around the holidays – a cranberry drink! Definitely adding this neat cocktail from the fine folks at Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas to my repertoire for the holidays.  Ingredients 1 fl. oz. Van Gogh Citron (or any other citron flavored vodka) 1/2 fl. oz. Limoncello 1/2 fl. oz. Prosecco 2.5 fl. oz. […]

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Halifax Restaurant Ruinart Champagne Dinner

Halifax Restaurant Ruinart Champagne Dinner

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HALIFAX RESTAURANT, HOBOKEN, TEAMS WITH RUINART CHAMPAGNE  FOR PAIRINGS DINNER, DECEMBER 12 WHO:           Halifax, Hoboken NJ WHAT:         Northeast France’s Champagne region unites with Northeast North America at Halifax’s Ruinart Dinner. Guests can experience four different offerings from the oldest Champagne house paired with Chef Seadon Shouse’s creative farm and coastal inspired fare, much of which is inspired […]

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Going Formal for the Holidays

Going Formal for the Holidays

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I love really dressing up my table around the holidays. If you’re thinking of pulling out grandma’s silver or unpacking those formal dishes you received at your wedding, here’s how the table should be set for a formal meal: Want a very VIP dinner menu for that special meal? Here’s one I love for the […]

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