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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Roasted Tomato Tart with Herbed Ricotta and Goat Cheese

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This is a wonderfully-balanced, flavorful, yet delicate savory tart. If you know me, you know I am obsessed with tomatoes…that’s an understatement. I finally purchased myself a tart pan – now my baking arsenal is complete – and decided to break it in with this tart. The recipe inspiration came from this recipe. Yes, it’s […]

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

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This is a great recipe I got from Vegetarian TimesĀ 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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