Passion Fruit Gelées

Passion Fruit Gelées sound so fancy, don’t they? They’re easier than you might think! Homemade gelées are similar to gummy candies with a few added ingredients like applesauce to make them softer and less chewy. Any unsweetened puree can be substituted for the passion fruit, creating endless possibilities for this candy recipe. If you love

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Strawberry Pie

There’s no better way to celebrate strawberry season than with this sweet strawberry pie!  It’s a spring and summertime favorite around here. This strawberry pie recipe is simple to make and is wonderful served on its own or topped with a dollop of freshly whipped cream! This post is a collaboration with California Strawberries. 

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Butternut Squash Galette with Goat Cheese and Sage

This butternut squash galette with goat cheese is an elegant, rustic tart. It’s perfect for both novice and more advanced cooks, and works well as a fall or winter party appetizer. You can prepare the dough and filling up to two days beforehand, then bake everything before guests arrive! Your kitchen will smell amazing.

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Chorizo Queso Blanco Dip

This Chorizo Queso Blanco Dip uses all real cheese and is PERFECT for parties! It’s rich and creamy, with just the right amount of kick from the chorizo sausage. You can omit the chorizo for a plain queso dip (or use an alternative like soy chorizo). People always go nuts for this when I serve

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Cranberry Margarita

Looking for a quick and easy holiday cocktail? Look no further than this bright, vibrant cranberry margarita! Fresh cranberries add color, while tart cranberry juice plays perfectly against sweet orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, and of course, tequila. I remember the first time I tried a real margarita (as opposed to the frozen rail version

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Rum Cake Recipe (From Scratch!)

This Rum Cake Recipe is made completely using from scratch ingredients (no mixes!) and is then SOAKED in a dark rum butter syrup that keeps it incredibly moist and bursting with rum flavor. While it’s perfect for serving all year, this rum soaked cake will be an absolute show stopper at holiday gatherings.  A few

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Frosted Eggnog Cookies

These eggnog cookies are soft and full of flavor! They’re perfect for holiday parties, with a delicate eggnog icing that isn’t overly sweet.  There are many things I love about the holiday season, and most of them involve the kitchen. If this is the season of giving, then baked goods are one of my favorite

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Soft Gingerbread Cookies with Chocolate

Soft Gingerbread Cookies with Chocolate are perfect for serving at holiday parties or giving away as gifts! They’re just the right balance of soft and chewy. There are very few foods I dislike. I’m open to a variety of flavors, cuisines, heat levels, etc. However, ginger has always been my one iffy ingredient. Sushi is

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Hot Buttered Bourbon

Hot Buttered Bourbon is a new twist on a classic winter cocktail that will keep you warm and cozy during the cold winter months! It’s unbelievably addicting, and it also smells amazing. If you enjoy hot buttered rum, you’re going to absolutely love this hot buttered bourbon. 

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