Peppermint Bark

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This is so simple it’s ridiculous, but it’s an awesome, crowd-pleasing, 3-ingredient treat that is festive and GOOD! I was up at 7 AM yesterday to begin my baking marathon. First step? 1 pound of butter into the mixer (not for this recipe…for some cookies) I think I went [...]

Spicy-Salty-Sweet Caramel Corn

I’m not very good at keeping my sweet tooth under control. Pretty much the only way I can avoid inhaling far too much junk is to just keep it out of the house, which is why I try to give away everything I bake as soon as possible. Running [...]

Candy Cane Fudge

It’s not uncommon for my sister and me to have pre-Christmas baking marathons where we churn out a dozen or more different kinds of Christmas cookies for family, friends and neighbors. This year, though, she’s in New Zealand, and I just moved back to California a week ago, so [...]

Recipe Exchange: French Chocolates

I have no idea what makes these French…but they are a ridiculously simple holiday treat!  This recipe has TWO ingredients (plus whatever you want to use to roll them in or decorate them with).  If you need to whip up some holiday treats at the last minute, look no further! [...]

Espresso Toffee with Chocolate and Cashews

I was planning to make some pistachio macaroons this morning, but ended up with cashews instead of pistachios (long story).  I remembered some espresso toffee bars that my grandfather made a few Christmases ago and decided I needed to try and re-create them.  I found a basic toffee recipe [...]

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