Pecan Puffs

These Pecan Puffs (a.k.a. Mexican Wedding Cookies or Russian Tea Cakes) are the perfect combination of crumbly and soft. They literally melt in your mouth!

These Pecan Puffs are the perfect combination of crumbly and soft. They literally melt in your mouth! Day 8 of my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies!   After 3 years of Christmas Cookies on AHC my “Family Recipe Well” was running dry, so I sent out a cry for help in true 2016 fashion. No, it… 

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Ginger Orange Almond Biscotti

These sensational Ginger Orange Almond Biscotti are a little bit spicy and bit sweet! They have notes of ginger, orange, cardamom and cinnamon all baked to crispy perfection. Perfect for dunking in coffee or just snacking!

These sensational Ginger Orange Almond Biscotti are a little bit spicy and bit sweet! They have notes of ginger, orange, cardamom and cinnamon all baked to crispy perfection. Perfect for dunking in coffee or just snacking! Day 5 of the annual 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! I try not to pick favorites. I want the… 

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Butterscotch Chews

These easy Butterscotch chews combine the chew and brown sugar flavors of blondies with a little holiday ginger spice! Chewy, nutty, addicting.

These easy Butterscotch Chews combine the chew and brown sugar flavors of blondies with a little holiday ginger spice! Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! Chewy, nutty, addicting. It’s no secret that I have a blondie obsession. I think I made it pretty clear here and also to anyone who works with me… 

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Shoofly Pie

This shoofly pie has all the flavors of a molasses ginger cookie mixed with a buttery streusel in a flakey pastry crust. The rich, spicy, sweet filling just melts in your mouth bite after bite (slice after slice)

This shoofly pie has all the flavors of a molasses ginger cookie mixed with a buttery streusel in a flakey pastry crust. The rich, spicy, sweet filling just melts in your mouth bite after bite (slice after slice) When Chef hints about his favorite kind of pie (hint, hint: it’s shoofly), you make a mental… 

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Pumpkin Spice Cake Donuts

These Pumpkin Spice Cake Donuts are packed with real pumpkin and warming spices then fried to perfection and glazed with a sweet cinnamon sugar. Pretty much Pumpkin Breakfast Perfection.

These Pumpkin Spice Cake Donuts are packed with real pumpkin and warming spices then fried to perfection and glazed with a sweet cinnamon sugar. Pretty much Pumpkin Breakfast Perfection. I was just casually walking home from Staples the other day when {BAM!} I was hit by a massive craving for a pumpkin spice donut. I… 

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No Bake Whiskey Smores Pie

This No Bake Whiskey Smores Pie is a slice of Summer Heaven! There are layers of dark chocolate whisky ganache, milk chocolate mousse and fluffy toasted marshmallow in the perfect graham cracker crust. Go ahead…help yourself to another slice.

This No Bake Whiskey Smores Pie is a slice of Summer Heaven! There are layers of dark chocolate whisky ganache, milk chocolate mousse and fluffy toasted marshmallow in the perfect graham cracker crust. Go ahead…help yourself to another slice. I should have called this pie “You’ve Got What I Need.” It is my everything right… 

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Savory Butternut Squash Carrot Tart

Carrots and butternut squash roasted with Harissa and Hungarian paprika covered in caramelized onions, then baked to custardy perfection in a whole-wheat tart shell. All topped with sage browned butter.

In this savory Butternut Squash Carrot Tart, carrots and butternut squash are roasted with Harissa and Hungarian paprika then covered in caramelized onions, and baked to custardy perfection in a whole-wheat tart shell. All topped with sage browned butter. A savory tart? After all the sinfully sweet fruit and nut pies that have been appearing from my kitchen… 

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Cranberry Orange Pear Pie

This Cranberry Orange Pear Pie has a sweet brown sugar orange pear filling and is studded with tart cranberries! With fresh orange juice, zest and Grand Marnier, the flavors are absolute heaven!

This Cranberry Orange Pear Pie has a sweet brown sugar pear filling and is studded with tart cranberries! With fresh orange juice, zest and Grand Marnier, the flavors are absolute heaven! Professional Kitchen Rule #34: No Emotions Allowed There is a firm check-your-emotions-at-the-door policy. But if that fails… Don’t cry into the chili lobster appetizer;… 

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Apple Butterscotch Pie

This Butterscotch Apple Pie is absolute heaven! Lightly spiced apples baked inside a flakey all-butter crust with brown sugar butterscotch sauce!

This Apple Butterscotch Pie is absolute heaven! Lightly spiced apples baked inside a flakey all-butter pie crust with a homemade brown sugar butterscotch sauce!  I hope that eating more pie was your New Year’s Resolution, because I just got a little crazy with the pie baking! I waited a full 10 days before posting sweets, which… 

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Brown Sugar Pecan Stuffed Pears

These Brown Sugar Pecan Stuffed Pears are d’Anjou pears stuffed with a simple mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and toasted pecans are wrapped in a flakey pastry, sprinkled with more sugar and topped with a warm butterscotch sauce.

These Brown Sugar Pecan Stuffed Pears are d’Anjou pears stuffed with a simple mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and toasted pecans then wrapped in a flakey pastry, sprinkled with more sugar and topped with a warm butterscotch sauce. I know you have all been waiting with baited breath for what I made with that all that… 

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