Gingerbread Spiced Almonds

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Need an idea for a last minute holiday gift?  Look no further than this gingerbread spiced almonds recipe!  Make a big batch and give it out in pretty jars.  Well, this is pretty much it!  My last recipe post before Christmas.  I can’t believe it’s finally here! I hope you have all your ducks in… 

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Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake

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Make this chocolate peppermint bundt cake this holiday season!  It’s rich and moist, and full of deep chocolate and cool mint flavor.  Plus, an amazing giveaway from KitchenAid!  It’s a brand-new week!  I hope you’re feeling rested, refreshed, and ready to take it on! We are in high Christmas gear over here at my house…. 

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Gluten-Free Baked Cinnamon Eggnog Donut Holes

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This is a sponsored post, written by me and created in partnership with Among Friends.  All opinions expressed herein are straight from my heart. Baked Cinnamon Eggnog Donut Holes: such a fun holiday treat!  You’ll love the rich eggnog and warm cinnamon.  Plus they’re whole grain and gluten-free! Hey good morning! Can you believe how… 

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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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Pear Gingerbread Upside Down Cake

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This is a sponsored post, written by me and created in partnership with Delta Faucets and Time, Inc.  All opinions expressed herein are straight from my heart. This pear gingerbread upside down cake is such a seasonal and flavorful treat! Sweet pears balance out the spicy gingerbread in the most delicious way.  Plus, read all… 

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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 Orange Panettone

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Take your holiday tradition to the next level with this chocolate orange panettone!  Sweet, moist Italian yeast bread, studded with citrus and chocolate.  My grandfather was first generation Sicilian-American, but sadly, not much from his culture was passed down.  He was probably more interested in assimilating, like many other immigrants at that time. So no, I… 

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How to Bake (Easy! and Delicious!) Cutout Cookies with Neat Edges

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Learn the secrets to baking cutout cookies with neat edges, that won’t spread as they bake!  You’ll fall in love with baking and decorating cutout cookies. **This post originally appeared on my old blog, YinMom YangMom, and has now been updated with the above video, as well as brand-new, pretty pics!  Everything else is exactly… 

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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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