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    Easy No Cook Divinity Candy

    This no-cook divinity recipe takes the guess work (and candy thermometer!) out of making the classic Christmas candy. This year’s advent of treats have an unintentional theme: Retro Sweets! It’s a result of my recent thrift store find of someone’s recipe box from 1950. I can’t believe such a thing was given away and not passed […] LEGGI TUTTO

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    Gourmet Smoked Tea Marshmallows

    Homemade marshmallows make a wonderful gift for candy lovers and hot cocoa enthusiasts. These puffy treats are infused with lapsang souchong tea, which gives them sweet, smoky flavor. Winter months are made for enjoying warm flavors, and pine-smoked lapsang souchong tea has been a favorite lately. I was inspired to whip up some smoky tea […] LEGGI TUTTO

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    Dark Chocolate Cookies with Salted Caramel

    These cookies are a hybrid of rolled sugar cookies and classic thumbprints. Dark chocolate cookie dough is rolled and cut with specially designed thumbprint cookie stamps. After baking they are filled with melted caramel and garnished with flake sea salt. I’ve made quite a few batches of cookies this season, and this one wins the […] LEGGI TUTTO

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    Eggnog Fruit Cocktail Pie

    First introduced in 1956, this retro Eggnog Fruit Cocktail Pie is making a comeback! It features a creamy eggnog filling studded with colorful sweetened fruit throughout. I enjoy reading through vintage cookbooks and discovering new (old!) recipes that might just be serviceable for today’s taste buds. But many recipes, particularly from the 1950’s, seem to […] LEGGI TUTTO

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    Port Wine Jelly

    A jar of port wine jelly makes a wonderful homespun gift and it’s easy to make! The jelly’s flavors are nuanced with warm notes of caramel, plum and walnut. It goes well with savory main dishes, but it’s also good simply spread on toast. It’s my tradition to make a big batch  of port wine […] LEGGI TUTTO

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    Walnut Snowball Cookies

    These festive holiday Snowball Cookies are made with finely chopped walnuts, flour, and vanilla, then rolled into balls and dusted with powdered sugar. They freeze well and ship well, too! Photography Credit: Elise Bauer addictive This was my all-time favorite Christmas cookie when I was growing up. Mum made them by the bushel, and we’d […] LEGGI TUTTO

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    Gingerbread Cupcakes

    Want the taste of gingerbread without the fuss of cookies? Make these Gingerbread Cupcakes! They’re topped with layer of tangy lemon icing for the ideal (and EASY) holiday treat. Photography Credit: Elise Bauer As much as I love gingerbread cookies, they can be a pain to make. The last time I made them I was […] LEGGI TUTTO

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    Honey Mulled Wine

    Get into the holiday spirit with Honey Mulled Wine! This red wine is sweetened with honey and spiced with cinnamon. It’s an easy (and easy to love) winter warmer. Photography Credit: Elise Bauer Now this was a happy accident. I don’t know how I ended up with some red wine in a cup with honey […] LEGGI TUTTO