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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The BEST Hot Chocolate

The BEST Hot Chocolate: This hot chocolate is incredibly rich, creamy and silky. It is decadence in a mug. Deep dark chocolate is balanced with a little salt to temper the sweetness and to enhance the chocolate flavor.

This hot chocolate is incredibly rich, creamy and silky. It is decadence in a mug. Deep dark chocolate is balanced with a little salt to temper the sweetness and to enhance the chocolate flavor. Happy Spring! Okay, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we can get to the chocolate. Because this is… 

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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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Cardamom Walnut Snowballs

In these Cardamom Walnut Snowballs toasted walnuts blend perfectly with warm cardamom. Plus who can resist a cookie coated in powdered sugar?!

12 Days of Christmas Cookies I love cardamom. Love it. I seriously considered putting a sachet of cardamom pods under my pillow at night, but then I decided that was kind of weird. Don’t tell anyone else. It’s our secret. Plus is there anything better than eating a cookie absolutely coated in powdered sugar? It… 

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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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Rosemary Pinot Noir Steak Chili

This flavorful Rosemary Pinot Noir Steak Chili is a spicy, hearty chili with tender pieces of steak and a hint of pinot noir and rosemary!

This flavorful Rosemary Pinot Noir Steak Chili is a spicy, hearty chili with tender pieces of steak and a hint of pinot noir and rosemary! Is it Summer yet? My husband keeps taunting me with tales of 70˚ days in Atlanta while I get excited about the mercury cresting 45˚ here in NYC! It’s a… 

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Hearty Rosemary Lamb Stew

A hearty Rosemary Lamb Stew recipe to warm you up this winter! Filling and healthy!

In this Hearty Rosemary Lamb Stew tender pieces of lamb are generously seasoned with fresh thyme and rosemary and a bit of fresh cracked black pepper. I hate to disillusion you but we have not been subsisting solely on cookies the past few weeks. I’ve actually made some really delicious meals that I have been… 

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Tuscan Vegetable Sausage Soup

Tuscan Vegetable Sausage Soup | An easy, flavorful and delightfully filling soup! The secret is in the broth!

You will love this rustic Tuscan Vegetable Sausage Soup. It’s packed with fresh vegetables and herbs; the sausage adds a touch of heat; the wine and Parmesan create a complex flavor in an incredibly easy and delightfully satisfying soup! Soup is one of my favorite ways to clean out the refrigerator in the winter. Sometimes… 

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Heritage Beef-Vegetable Stew

Heritage Beef-Vegetable Stew

I am freezing. All. The. Time. I wear scarves in the house. Scarves, people! It’s tragic. Being cold makes me want two things more than anything (barring Spring, of course): a fireplace with the prerequisite hot chocolate and stew. But it can’t be just any stew; it has to be a put-meat-on-your-bones, rich-like-our-farming-ancestors-used-to-make-it stew. This… 

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Molasses Spice Cookies

Molasses Spice Cookies

I only ate 5 cookies 6 of these cookies while photographing them. I consider this to be a gigantic feat because these little guys are straight up addicting. Crunchy on the outside and perfectly chewy within. They taste similar to gingerbread cookies but with a less cakey texture. They taste like Christmas and Winter and happy… 

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