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…

Raspberry Nanaimo Pops

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We did it, pumpkins! We’ve made it through Thanksgiving and are now hurtling toward Christmas. Soon all the food blogs will be peppermint-this and gingerbread-that (including yours truly, natch) but before we jump to decking the halls, I want to share this sweet little lollipop recipe with you. Raspberry Nanaimo Pops are a variation on…

Oatmeal Walnut Butterscotch Pie

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Thank you to Diamond of California for sponsoring this post. As usual I have a lot of blah blah and yadda yadda about the recipe down below, but if you’re in a pre-Thanksgiving rush and would like me to cut to the chase, here are the bullet points you must know about this gorgeous pie:…

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…

Birthday Present Mini Cakes [Happy Birthday SugarHero!]

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I can’t believe I’m saying this, but my baby is turning two! Well, not my real, human-type baby. He’s only one and a half. But my other baby, my blog baby, the baby that you drool over and comment on and are reading right now? That baby is two years old this month. Happy birthday,…

Mint Chocolate Chip Mousse Brownies

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So I do a little co-op preschool with some friends, where we take turns hosting and planning lessons and bringing snacks. This week it was my turn to be in charge, so I made some healthy mini pumpkin muffins for the kids—you know, low sugar, whole wheat, entirely virtuous. You could practically see little nutritional…

Pistachio Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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If ever there was a week for big ole cookies, it would be this week. These are “Heck yes, the weekend is coming!” cookies. These are also “I spent the last 48 hours fighting with my computer and my web host and now I want to swan dive into a giant pile of cookies and…

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…

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