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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...

Slices of Jello Rainbow Ribbon Salad on a white oval dish

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...

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Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette

Though the hubby would be happy with a bottle of store bought French or Ranch dressing, I love a good homemade vinaigrette. This Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette has been my go-to salad dressing recipe for...

Chocolate Truffle Mousse AKA Mousse au Chocolat in a martini glass with a raspberry and mint

Chocolate Truffle Mousse

Mousse au Chocolat was often on our holiday menu, so the season is perfect for a batch of this exquisite Chocolate Truffle Mousse. With all our relatives hundreds of miles away when I was...

Kahlua Caramel Baked Brie in a round ceramic baking dish topped with pecans

Kahlua Caramel Baked Brie

I take any opportunity to make a baked brie, whether a microwave or pastry wrapped version, I adore them all. This  ultra decadent Kahlua Caramel Baked Brie was super simple with only 4 ingredients!