Archive for the 'Holidays' Category

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Easter Sacher Torte

Happy Easter! This cake is a most delicious “fancy” cake OK, so there are a few steps to making it but …. it is so worth it! This cake is a classic Austrian cake with two dense chocolate cake layers filled with rum apricot jam and then topped with a fudgy chocolate glaze. And don’t forget the whip cream! Wonderful
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Orange-Almond Mandelbrot

Passover is just around the corner and this is a wonderful cookie to have on hand. Mandelbrot (almond bread) is an Eastern European Jewish cookie, a kind of biscotti. The dough is baked twice, first in a log, and then sliced and baked again. And because it is almost Passover, the flour in this recipe can easily be substituted with
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Guinness Devil’s Food White-Out Cake

  So….St. Patrick’s Day. Again. Here is your excuse to buy a six pack of Guinness, use 1 cup in this cake and then drink the rest. It’s ok, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. Everybody does it Seriously, this cake is very good. It’s dense and moist with 1 layer of the cake pressed into the frosting and oh man, oh
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Canadian Butter Tarts

My brother in law loves Canadian Butter Tarts. His family is Canadian and he grew up with his mom making these butter tarts. It created many fond memories for him. So on my last visit to see them my sister and I took to the kitchen to give him a new Butter Tart memory and oh yeah, the tart itself.
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Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze

  Happy Valentines Day!! Yes, crazy enough it is that time a year again and maybe, just maybe, you’d like to bake something special (for your special ) to celebrate. ¬†We’ve got you covered !! Believe it or not this cake is easy and fancy and elegant and will surely impress. It is deep and rich and smooth and chocolately
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Hot Buttered Soft Pretzels

Do you need a perfect New Years Day snack? Do you love soft chewy pretzels? How about soft chewy WARM pretzels? If you do then you should totally make these. And here is the thing – they are easy to make! Seriously, they are. And what you get is so so good and such a delicious laying around the house
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Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake

  Christmas is here and you’re feeling it, we know you are and now you need one more desert for that remaining holiday party OR for your Christmas day menu…..Relax, we’ve got you covered This is a good one, seriously is, AND it is quick to make and gluten free to boot. We are calling this a cake but it
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Carmelitas

This is not your average layered pan bar. Carmelita’s are these great little sandwich bars that have this delicious center of chocolate, sticky caramel and pecans – such a win-win…..They’re rich and buttery and would make a fantastic holiday cookie….And don’t forget, these make a big batch so yeah, make a batch and throw a holiday party. You have plenty.
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Polish Babka

Fruitcake and Christmas. Yep, it is definitely an association. So here is just yet another version of a fruitcake that in reality is usually served at Easter time in Poland. “Babka” is a polish word for grandmother, just in case you didn’t know (we didn’t ) I have fond memories of fruit cake at Christmas time. My mom (Rebekkah’s Grandma)
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Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter, Toasted Pecans and Bourbon

  This is the perfect Thanksgiving pumpkin bread! It seriously is. Yes, we all have our traditional favorites but you really should give this one a try. It’s moist and nutty and very pumpkiny (yes, we know, that is not an actual word ). And if your are wondering if you can taste the booze in it, you can’t. It
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