Christmas Recipes

Coconut Layer Cake & A Cookbook Giveaway!

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So I heard it might be cold where you live! Being a California wussy, I’m not really familiar with cold weather, but I’ve seen movies and read books about this substance you call “snow” and apparently it comes from the sky and is quite chilly and it requires you to wear cute boots and sassy…

Peanut Butter Cup Yule Log

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Thanks to Kraft Foods for sponsoring this post. I’m sorry, I know this is a boring, clichéd thing to say, but honestly, how is it December already? It feels like just last week I was complaining about how it was already January 2013, and here we are, just a few weeks from a whole new…

Soft Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

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Put down the cookbooks! I have found the perfect Christmas cookie. Bold words, I know. But hear me out. First of all, they’re cute. Some might even say “cute as a button.” Second, they’re packed with holiday flavors like cinnamon, ginger, molasses, chocolate […what? chocolate is an every-time flavor!], and orange zest. Third, one batch…

Cranberry Chocolate Truffle Cake

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Thank you to Foodie.com and Glam Media for sponsoring this post. Pumpkin pie? Yawn. Apple pie? Snore. Pecan pie? Stop it right now. No offense, but what your boring Thanksgiving needs—and I’m telling you this as a friend—is Cranberry Chocolate Truffle Cake. We have enough fruit and nuts stuffed in pastry crusts, we need some…

Cranberry Orange Trifle

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Thank you to Whole Foods Market and Kitchen PLAY for sponsoring this post. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of trifles. They have all of the benefits of a layer cake—Big portions! Robust cake-to-frosting ratio! Gorgeous presentation!—without most of the actual work of assembling and frosting a layer cake. They’re the lazy cook’s…

Nutella Croissant Casserole

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You may think you know casseroles. “Sure, sure,” you say. “A little cream of mushroom soup here, a big handful of cheddar cheese there, and, um, aren’t canned green beans supposed to be involved somehow?” No. Well, yes. But also, NO, because: gross. This casserole, my casserole? That I’m sharing today? It contains zero cheese,…

Red Velvet Icebox Cakes

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[Pssst! Want to win an autographed copy of my book and a candy prize pack? Hop on over to this blog post to find out how to enter. It closes this Friday! Smooches!] I’ve been SO EXCITED to share this recipe with you, because these sweet mini Valentine’s cakes are my very favorite thing right…

Edible Gifts: Hot Chocolate Truffles and Peppermint Swirl Marshmallows

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  I got it into my head to make homemade gifts for Christmas this year. I know. I KNOW. Busy people with babies zooming around their feet like caffeinated chihuahuas should give up any pretense of Martha Stewart-ism and just buy their loved ones pretty candles or something. But I couldn’t help myself. I call…

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