Blood Orange Cheesecake

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Blood orange cheesecake: a perfectly seasonal winter dessert!  With bright, woodsy citrus, a smooth, creamy filling, and a crunchy chocolate cookie crust!  Blood oranges!  The minute winter hits, I’m on the hunt.  For some reason, they’re only available for a hot second where I live, but I just can’t get enough.  I’m in love with… 

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Tuxedo Cupcakes

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Tuxedo cupcakes: perfect for a special occasion!  You’ll love the dark chocolate and whipped cream combo, and the chocolate covered strawberries are so cute! Good morning my friend!  Can you believe it’s February?  I’m so glad January is over, lol!  Now we have Valentine’s Day to look forward to, and I think these Tuxedo cupcakes… 

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Chocolate Raspberry Madeleines

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This is a sponsored post, written by me and created in partnership with White Lily Flour.  All opinions expressed herein are straight from my heart. Chocolate raspberry Madeleines: light, cake-y, and so pretty. Baked with a fresh raspberry and filled with rich chocolate ganache! I’ve got another fun Valentine’s Day treat for you today!  Chocolate… 

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Grapefruit Champagne Mimosa Cupcakes

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This is a sponsored post, written by me and created in partnership with White Lily Flour.  All opinions expressed herein are straight from my heart. These pretty pink cupcakes are perfect for a champagne toast! Light and fluffy, with bright, citrus-y grapefruit and sparkling wine.  Hello my friend!  How was your holiday?  Did you enjoy?… 

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Chile Mocha Shortbread Cookies

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These chile mocha shortbread cookies really pack a flavor punch!  Just like the Starbucks drink, there’s plenty of chocolate, coffee, and warm spice. How’s your holiday baking coming along?  Are you surrounded with piles and piles of cookies and candy? I know I sure am, but today I’ve got one more fabulous cookie recipe to… 

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Thin and Crisp Pizzelles

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The thinnest, lightest, most crisp pizzelles ever!  They’re just as light as air, and this recipe is truly authentic, with plenty of sweet anise flavor. Pizzelles.  Pizzelles, man. I never thought I’d do this.  This recipe is so incredibly close to my heart.  I have so many memories attached to these simple Italian cookies. Remember… 

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Cookies and Cream Peppermint Patties

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Homemade Cookies and Cream Peppermint Patties make such a fun and delicious holiday gift! You’ll love the addition of crunchy Oreo cookies.  And be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the post, for an awesome giveaway from Ghirardelli Chocolate!  It’s Friday!  Yay!  What do you have planned for the weekend? We… 

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Chocolate Malt Truffles

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Need an easy homemade gift? These chocolate malt truffles are sure to please! You’ll love the rich malt flavor and smooth chocolate ganache. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post, for a fun cookbook giveaway!   How is it going so far?  Are you getting into the holiday spirit? I… 

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Funfetti Cookie Balls

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This is a sponsored post, written by me, and created in partnership with Diamond of California.  All opinions expressed herein are straight from my heart. Nutty, buttery, and so much fun!  These funfetti cookie balls are such a delicious way to enjoy the holiday season.  Perfect with a cup of hot cocoa! It’s a brand… 

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Cranberry Orange Sorbet

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Cranberry orange sorbet: a light and refreshing dessert for fall and winter.  Make this seasonal frozen treat this holiday!   Back in my pastry chef days, the caterer I worked for used to serve a scoop of sorbet to guests before the main course came out.  It was meant to cleanse the palate, and they… 

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Double Chocolate Pecan Pie

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Double chocolate pecan pie: take your pecan pie to the next level, with a chocolate crust and sweet chocolate pecan filling. Made with no corn syrup.  If you asked my husband what his all-time favorite dessert ever is, this is what he would say.  Chocolate pecan pie. The two of us have a kind of an… 

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Peanut Butter Tandy Cake

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Need comfort food? Peanut Butter Tandy Cake will make it all better! A soft, butter-y sheet cake is topped with peanut butter and milk chocolate ganache.  Ugh, what a week it’s been.  Besides the obvious, I’ve also had my kitchen torn up with construction for what’s beginning to feel like too long.  And worst of… 

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Double Chocolate Scones

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Craving a decadent treat for breakfast or brunch?  Look no further than these double chocolate scones!  Moist, cake-y, and so chocolate-y!  I figured we are due for a chocolate treat, do you agree?  I mean it’s been over a week since I posted my favorite fudge-y brownie recipe.  After that long without chocolate, I start… 

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