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Salty & Spicy Candied Walnuts

Salty & Spicy Candied Walnuts

Salty & Spicy Candied Walnuts are a delicious treat, great on their own or as part of a dessert – my favorite is to serve them together with Buttered Cinnamon Apples. They also make an easy DIY gift to bring along to all your holiday parties. […]

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Meringues

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Meringues

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Meringues are the upgraded Meringues you’ve waited for – sweet & perfectly crisp with delicious chocolate & caramel flavors, and just a hint of salt. It’s impossible to have just one! Or five. Or ten… Perfect to serve with the coffee […]

Candied Ginger – how to make it & what to use it for

Candied Ginger – how to make it & what to use it for

Candied Ginger is a delicious sweet & spicy treat that’s easy to make if you just have the time. Just as perfect on its own as for topping Cupcakes, Cookies, Truffles and more! I remember as a kid, all through December Dad would make me […]

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Blue Cheese Frosting

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Blue Cheese Frosting

A new twist on an old holiday favorite, these Gingerbread Cupcakes with Blue Cheese Frosting are the perfect sweet-but-savory treat, just as suited as hors-d’oeuvres as for dessert. Why Gingerbread Cupcakes with Blue Cheese Frosting is a great idea I never really got gingerbread cookies. […]

Buttered Cinnamon Apples with Salty Candied Walnuts & Vanilla Ice Cream

Buttered Cinnamon Apples with Salty Candied Walnuts & Vanilla Ice Cream

Buttered Cinnamon Apples with Salty Candied Walnuts & Vanilla Ice Cream is a delicious dessert with just the right mix of sweet and salty, softness and crunch. And as if that wasn’t enough, it’s actually really quick and easy to make. OK first I need to […]

Orange Ginger Carrot Cupcakes

Orange Ginger Carrot Cupcakes

These Orange Ginger Carrot Cupcakes got so many thumbs up from my co-workers that I figured I had to make them again (poor me) and take some pretty pictures. And trust me, it’s not the last time I make them! Short background: I don’t bake […]