Valentine’s Day Toffee

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Good afternoon, friends! Today I have for you a quick and easy treat that is sure to make your significant other randy, if you know what I mean. 😉 If you’re a Pinterest addict like me then you may already be familiar with what is affectionately known as “Christmas Crack.” This version is just as addicting, but it’s been given a makeover specifically for Valentine’s Day. 🙂 Just imagine it, if you will: A saltine cracker base, topped with warm homemade toffee,[Read more]

Valentine’s Day Cake for Two: Ruffles

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Happy Saturday, folks! Can you believe that January is almost over already? It’s fricken crazy! I’m thinking that it’s possibly the month only seems short because I didn’t take my tree down until the 15th. But still. 😛 I’m ready for February. I am in full Valentine’s Day mode. I know, I know…it’s an overrated commercial holiday that zaps ours wallets and we should all love each other every day anyway. But Valentine’s Day desserts are just too cute to pass up.[Read more]

Chocolate Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies

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We’re almost there. Can you believe it? I’m feeling a bit like the violinist on the Titanic right now since I’m still baking baking baking while I’m sure everyone else has moved on and started panicking about other things.  But what is Christmas without your classic crinkle cookie? They are a must! And I refuse to piss off Santa Claus by not including them on this blog. They’re fast, easy, beautiful, and ridiculously tasty.    I love a classic chocolate cookie,[Read more]

Maine Needhams

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My mother emailed me the other day and was like, “You need to make your Great Grandmother Roy’s Needhams. They’re a Maine tradition!” My first thought was, “Whaaaaat?” But then she stipulated not to use Russet potatoes and I was like, “Oh, right” because I remembered her baking fail from years earlier. 😛 Needhams!   What are these beautifully shiny candies, you ask? Well, they are essentially homemade Mounds bars. Sweet, flaky coconut dipped in your chocolate of choice. I was never[Read more]

Quick Gingerbread Nutella Truffles

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Hello friends! How is everyone’s week going so far? This is going to be a quick-ish post because I need to do some prep baking for tomorrow. We’re having our little annual Christmas party with our neighbors and I want to try and slay with a show stopping dessert. Except I’ve never made the thing I’m planning to make and this is probably a horrible time to attempt it. You know me. 😛 Other than stockings my favorite part of Christmas[Read more]

Ugly Sweater Christmas Cake

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Happy Monday! We’re almost halfway through the month already. Can you believe it? How is your shopping going? My mother, bless her heart, only wants pictures of my house for Christmas. So that basically means that I have to clean all of those rooms that I just close the door to and then forget about. 😛 It’s the pits! Out of sight, out of mind, right? This is cake 2 of (hopefully) 3 for this Christmas season (If you missed[Read more]