• Dessert,  Recipe

    Honeycomb for Daisy Jones

    How could I not make honeycomb for Daisy Jones? This five ingredient recipe is just as fun and explosive as the book! So I guess what I’m saying is, when we started singing “Honeycomb,” I either knew I was losing her or I didn’t. And I either knew I’d loved her or I didn’t. Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & the Six Tweet Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Sweet and fun with an explosive finish, just like the book. If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired it!   You can buy Daisy Jones…

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    Cream Wafers

    Every Christmas, my aunt would make these pretty cream wafers. They quickly became one of my favorite holiday treats and I now make them every year.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google These take a little effort but they are such delicious little bites. Looking for more holiday recipes? Click below to see my full collection.

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    Extra Minty Peppermint Bark

    The trick to this is to use Peppermint Hershey Kisses. I discovered this because I had lots leftover after making my Peppermint Mocha Cookies. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google “Peppermint. He placed it into the cup of hot water he’d taken from the coffee machine. Then he handed it to Nora. She had never drunk peppermint tea in her life. ‘That’s for me?’ ‘Well, yeah. It was the only herbal they had.’ He had a coffee for himself that Nora secretly craved. Maybe in this life she didn’t drink caffeine.” Matt Haig, The Midnight Library Tweet Delicious…

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    Peanut Butter Blossom Kisses

    My mother always makes these for Christmas. Peanut butter cookie goodness with dark chocolate kisses make the perfect bite.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google It's impossible to have just one! “Teddy leaned on the talkback button and said, “Julia would like to know if she may have a cookie.” Billy leaned in and said, “Yes, she may.” And then he added, “Just make sure it’s a…normal one.” I took Julia by the hand and we went to the kitchen and we split a peanut butter cookie.” Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones Tweet If you like these, check…

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    Cherry Pie Bites (Kolaches)

    These Czechoslovakian desserts have been in my family for generations. At my home, it just isn’t Christmas without them.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google This cookie is a family holiday tradition passed down for generations. “Nina leaned her elbows on the iron balusters and gazed past the cherry orchards—the most popular stop on the palace tour, because of that old story about King George I and the cherry tree—to the city beyond. Washington, the nation’s capital.” Katharine McGee, American Royals Tweet

  • Dessert,  Recipe

    Christmas Sugar Cookies

    Is it really Christmas if you don’t have sugar cookies?? I love a pretty, perfectly decorated sugar cookie, but for the holidays, the more frosting and sprinkles, the better! My four year old agrees with me.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Sweet and simple, these cookies are the perfect base for all of your creativity! Every Saturday, she couldn’t wait to get to the glass display case and look at the giant sugar cookies decorated like frosted animal faces and flowers. Kali White, The Monsters We Make Tweet If you like this recipe, check out the book…

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    Peppermint Mocha Cookies

    My two very favorite flavors of the holiday season come together in this fun Christmas cookie! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Andrew tastes like peppermint and chocolate, smells like the smoke from the wood in the fireplace, and feels like sunshine. Christina Lauren, In A Holidaze Tweet Peppermint and mocha- my favorite holiday drink of the year in one delicious Christmas cookie! If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired it!     You can purchase In A Holidaze here from Amazon or if you’d like to support small bookstores, it’s also available at…

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    Killer Truffles

    One bite of these truffles and you will never believe they are so easy to make!! The best part is the topping possibilities are endless! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Reid appears at my side. I smell the sugary morsels before I spot the platter of truffles in his outstretched hand. So. Many. Truffles. Kate Lansing, Killer Chardonnay Tweet Decadant and easy- my two favorite descriptions of a recipe. Psssst. These go great with the Killer Chardonnay Spritzer…… You can purchase Killer Chardonnay here from Amazon or if you’d like to support small bookstores, it’s also available…

  • Dairy Free,  Dessert,  Gluten Free,  Recipe

    Innocent Meringue Cookies

    A dessert doesn’t get much more innocent than this. At only 23 calories per cookie, these are light, sweet and guilt free.  In the law of innocence, for every man not guilty of a crime, there is a man out there who is. And to prove true innocence, the guilty man must be found and exposed to the world. That was my plan. To go further than a jury verdict. To expose the guilty and make my innocence clear. It was the only way out. Michael Connelly, The Law of Innocence Tweet Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google…

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    Guilty Double Fudge Brownies

    At this point, I’m almost rooting for Mickey to be found guilty because there is nothing innocent about these double fudge, super chocolate, decadent brownies. Filled with black cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips and topped with a fudge frosting, these will knock out every chocolate craving. Innocent men were found guilty. I didn’t want to be one of them. Michael Connelly, The Law of Innocence Tweet Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google There's nothing innocent about this decadent triple chocolate brownie. For every innocent man, there is a guilty one. Balance this decadent brownie  with my sweet Innocent…

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    Chessboard Cake

    This cake is a stunning centerpiece for any dessert table. The chessboard pattern will impress even the most calculating connoisseur. I love challenging myself to find and conquer difficult recipes. After a trio of tries I can finally ‘check’ this one off of my list.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Previous Next He stared at her. “You should be upstairs with the others.” She looked at him levelly; something about this man and the steadiness with which he played his mysterious game helped her to hold tightly to what she wanted. “I don’t want to be with…

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    One By One Avalanche Bars

    One by One had me hooked on the food front within 20 short minutes. The delectable gourmet food that chef Danny kept rolling out was palatably enticing. Don’t worry- I have a scrumptious dish in the works but I wanted to throw the obvious recipe out as well. Avalanche Bars are quick, easy and gratifying. And the perfect compliment to this thrilling read. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google At first it is just a noise, and then I feel the ground begin to shake, like an earthquake. I turn to look out the window. I see what…

  • Beverage,  Dessert,  Recipe

    Cozy Hot Cocoa

    I make this single cup of cocoa bliss when I just need a special treat. Don’t forget to add two important ingredients: a cozy blanket and a good book! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google sweet and cozy with a touch of spice, this hot cocoa will warm your heart. Do you like this recipe? Check out the book that inspired it! You can purchase the book here from Amazon or you can also help local bookstores by purchasing it from either Bookshop or Librofm.  One By One Book Review ~ An Avalanche of Thrills

  • Breakfast,  Dessert,  Recipe

    Screwdriver Orange Sticky Buns with Vodka Glaze

    There wasn’t a lot of food suggested in Blindsighted but I love a challenge. As soon as I read the screwdriver quote, I knew that I would somehow be incorporating vodka, orange juice and a southern breakfast dish. Pecan sticky buns make me think of Georgia. And so, voila- Screwdriver Sticky Buns. I literally had to slap my husband’s hand away from the steaming bun to get this picture. He took one bite and declared this a Christmas morning tradition.  Out of the blue, Sara said, “I want a screwdriver.” Jeffrey frowned at this but he walked over to his toolbox and rummaged around. “Phillips?” “No, a drink,” Sara answered.…

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    Evidence of the Affair Chocolate Mousse

    Light but oh so rich, this mousse will make you cheat…….on your diet. Chocolate mousse has to be one of my favorite desserts. Ever since my 8th grade French teacher, Mrs. Moran, made us mousse au chocolat in class, I have been in love with this decadent dessert. I am however not a mousse purist. I cannot mentally make myself eat raw eggs so in my version the eggs are tempered. Rich and creamy, the key to this  mousse is to take it out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before eating.  I know the original reason we took up a correspondence was due to you seeking out the letters from…