Holiday Baking

TWD: Irish Soda Bread

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Don’t laugh, but I’ve actually never had Irish soda bread before. Growing up, our St. Patrick’s Day menu was more likely to feature green oatmeal and green pancakes than corned beef and cabbage, but I don’t know what my excuse is now that I am an adult. I guess it’s a combination of ignorance, apathy,…

Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse Hearts

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Another mousse recipe? So soon after the last one? Isn’t that a little much? First of all: there is no such thing as too much chocolate mousse. There is only not enough. Second of all: unlike the Nutella mousse, which was more of a cheater’s mousse-ish concoction, this is real mousse. Legit mousse. Eat-it-while-wearing-a-beret mousse….

Cherry-Chocolate Heart Truffles

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I think I need to start getting kickbacks from the luster dust industry. Or is it bad form to say that out loud? Let me start again. I think I need to start getting ickbacks-kay from the uster-lay ust-day industry-hay. (Call me!) Seriously, though, I have been putting this stuff on EVERYTHING lately, and I…

Peppermint Crunch Brownies

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You know what’s overrated? Timeliness. Anyone can make Christmas treats in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Complete chumps can blog about Christmas goodies before the day arrives. It takes real dedication, real grit, to make and write about Christmas treats after the fact. Fortunately, I’m about as gritty as they come. Allow me to…

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

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I didn’t mean to post another pumpkin recipe so soon. “Play it cool, Liz,” I thought. “Space them out so people don’t think you’re a pumpkin freak. How about a nice vanilla cake recipe?” But then the sky split open. After a cloudy Sunday morning and a mostly-clear afternoon, a monstrous rainstorm just swooped in,…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

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Halloween is over and I barely remember it. I didn’t get to go trick or treating, I didn’t get to dress in that “sexy manatee” costume I had planned, and I didn’t eat nearly as many pumpkin-flavored goods as I wanted to. October was a bust and I want a do-over. Fortunately we still have…

Salted Fudge Brownies: Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU

Fresh on the heels of the salted caramel bars, I’m back with another dessert guaranteed to raise your blood pressure and lower your life expectancy. I promise, they’re worth it. Salted Fudge Brownies are my Valentine to those of you who, like me, can never get a brownie fudgy enough. It could be half-raw and…

Fashionably Late Buche de Noel

Merry Few-Days-After-Christmas, friends! Did you all have wonderful holidays full of eggnog and stockings and too many cookies and repeated viewings of Elf? I know I did. I also had an awesome gift from Santa: How great is that?! I guess he reads the blog! Sweeeet. A sassy shirt is all well and good, but…

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