Fruitcake Cookies {Brandy Cream Cheese Frosting}

Fruitcake Cookies are chewy sugar cookies stuffed full of candied fruits, raisins and toasted pecans for a unique twist on the classic Christmas fruitcake! Topped with a brandy cream cheese frosting, these little cookies are irresistible!

12 Days of Christmas Cookies Fruitcake Cookies are chewy sugar cookies stuffed full of candied fruits, raisins and toasted pecans for a unique twist on the classic Christmas fruitcake! Topped with a brandy cream cheese frosting, these little cookies are irresistible! And we’re back with Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! This… 

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Lemon Raspberry Bread Pudding {Lemon Brandy Sauce}

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This Lemon Raspberry Bread Pudding with Lemon Brandy Sauce is the perfect light dessert for Spring! You will love the bright flavors and crunchy, sweet lemon topping! Lemon is one of those flavors that will reach in, grab your heart and never let it go! It is also one of those cravings that cannot be replaced with… 

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No Bake Gingersnap Brandy Balls

These easy no bake Gingersnap Brandy Balls are delicious and easy! The perfect addition to an adult holiday dessert spread!

12 Days of Christmas Cookies These easy No Bake Gingersnap Brandy Balls marry two of my favorite flavors: brandy and gingersnaps. With a heady dose of brandy in every bite, these tasty morsels double as a sweet dessert and an after dinner drink!  I have been known to add brandy to unexpected foods: pie, waffles, cranberry… 

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The Best Homemade French Onion Soup – A love story

French Onion Soup

This is the best Homemade French Onion Soup! It has a generous portion of caramelized onions in a rich, flavorful beef broth made from scratch. Three types of cheese are broiled on top of croutons to melty, toasty perfection.  Everyone knows that the three key ingredients in French cuisine are butter, butter, and butter, but I would argue that… 

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Lazy Sunday Buttermilk Waffles

Lazy Sunday Buttermilk Waffles

These are not your Grandma’s buttermilk waffles! Well, I actually think my Nana would like these waffles a lot! They have just a hint of cinnamon and fresh ground nutmeg and a splash of brandy to start the morning off right! And they are ridiculously easy. People claim that to get the lightest, fluffiest waffles… 

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Double Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Double Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies

When I think of Christmas foods, I think of one thing. [Well, okay, maybe two things, but Advent Calendars hardly count.] I think of Christmas cookies!!! No Christmas Cookie collection would be complete without the ubiquitous peppermint addition. This year I decided I really, really wanted chocolate with that peppermint. These Double Chocolate Peppermint Kiss… 

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Old Fashioned Bread Pudding with Hard Sauce

Bread Pudding with Hard Sauce Drizzle

I am a bread pudding aficionado. If there is bread pudding on a dessert menu, I will order it without hesitation: it even trumps chocolate. Apparently bread pudding was one of those dessert staples in The New World, because there is at least one recipe in every heritage cookbook. My fiancé and I consider ourselves… 

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Apricot Brandy Pound Cake

Apricot Brandy Pound Cake

This week has been entirely consumed by Wedding Planning, which has taken on a life of it’s own and deserves the designation of capitalization. This is not the first week, nor will it be the last, that has been usurped. My Mom’s and my productivity gets sucked into this Wedding Planning void. Yesterday we decided… 

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