Almond Thumbprint Cookies

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These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are the epitome of holiday indulgence. Buttery, nutty, with smooth preserves and chewy texture, they have it all. Let me start off by saying that I do not bake cookies – I’m just not a cookie person, not to mention the caloric havoc they wreak. So when undertaking this task, for the […]

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Puff Pastry Apple Roses

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These are an Internet sensation, so it’s not like I made this creative recipe myself…at all. I did test out using green apples vs. red apples, and of course, red apples are more impressive visually. Please, I beg you, do not use Red Delicious. You can use anything but. Try Roma, Gala, Braeburn, really anything […]

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Nutella Swirl Banana Bread

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This Nutella Swirl Banana Bread will satisfy a lot of cravings all at the same time – you’re getting sweet, moist banana flavor, complemented by the baked-in Nutella that melts into the bread. I love this as dessert, on the rare occasion I eat Nutella, but you can have this at any time of the […]

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Vanilla Crêpes with Warm Berry Compote

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If you’re wondering why I’m making crêpes instead of blinis, as my Russian self should, I’m not. These are exactly the same, minus the butter part, which is usually prevalent with blinis. Anyway… These Vanilla Crêpes with Warm Berry Compote are great as: Breakfast, especially if you’re trying to impress your family with something special over […]

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Pear Almond Cake (Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free)

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This is a great recipe I got from Vegetarian Times and it caught my eye because of its simplicity. This cake requires no waiting time and is a one-bowl type of thing, which is great when you don’t want to spend hours baking; it comes together in 30 minutes. The other great things about this recipe […]

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My Best Apple Pie

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I’m not much of a stereotypical person, but when it comes to the change of seasons, nothing gets me more excited than making fall apple pie. Once I make one, I know it’s officially fall. I am a purist when it comes to baked good, apple pie included. I firmly believe that the very best […]

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