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Apple Crisp Cheesecake

This Apple Crisp Cheesecake drew rave reviews from the guests at our holiday party! Delicious enough for two of the husbands to ask for a slice to take home! We had 20 of our...

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Classic Pecan Pie

This Classic Pecan Pie is a once a year indulgence for the holidays! Blind baking the crust and then baking the pie at a low temperature makes for the perfect filling texture!

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Chocolate Dessert Board #cémoichocolatier

Including a Chocolate Dessert Board on your menu is an elegant, delicious way to end a dinner party! With fruit, cheeses, crackers and  full-bodied, incredibly delicious chocolates, this unique “dessert” will make indelible memories!...

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Traditional English Trifle

Made with pound cake, Grand Marnier, creme anglaise, whipped cream, and fresh raspberries, each bite of this Traditional English Trifle was pure bliss. Decades ago,  while my parents were living in Scotland for the...

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Apricot Glazed Cocktail Meatballs

These sweet and sour Apricot Glazed Cocktail Meatballs were a hit at my recent book club gathering. Homemade meatballs were cooked in a sassy sauce with loads of flavor! They flew off the table!

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Bûche de Noël (Christmas Yule Log)

Bûche de Noël is a traditional French Christmas dessert. Also known as a Christmas Yule log, it’s a chocolate cake roll with a chocolate filling and whipped chocolate ganache frosting. Sold yet? This Christmas...

French 75 Champagne Cocktail with fresh lemons

French 75 Champagne Cocktail

Sweet, tart and bubbly, this French 75 Champagne Cocktail is a perfect addition to any celebration. Simple to make, it will set the tone beautifully for cocktail parties, holiday parties or a special intimate dinner!...

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Swirled Peppermint Bark

This year, I veered from tradition and made this festive Swirled Peppermint Bark! Though white chocolate peppermint bark is a tasty holiday treat, adding dark chocolate to the mix was genius!  

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Italian Ricotta Cookies

It was time for our annual neighborhood cookie exchange and these festive Italian Ricotta Cookies with almond icing and holiday sprinkles were perfect for the occasion. Made with whole milk ricotta cheese, these soft...

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How to Make Rosettes Cookies

One of my family’s Christmas traditions when growing up in Ames, Iowa, was making the Scandinavian fried cookies known as Rosettes. I’m sharing my tips on how to make rosettes cookies in your own kitchen. They’re...

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Layered Jello Rainbow Salad

This colorful, striking Layered Jello Rainbow Salad is a holiday tradition in many households. Swap out the rainbow colors and use only red, green and white for a Christmas salad that’s sure to impress! Only...