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Cardamom Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Coconut

Cardamom Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Coconut

These cardamom shortbread cookies are a delicious twist on the traditional shortbread.  The addition of cardamom enhances the richness of regular shortbread that I make without taking over the flavor which lets you still taste the buttery and rich shortbread flavor.  The ingredients for these 

Will You Be My Bittersweet Valentine Cupcakes

Will You Be My Bittersweet Valentine Cupcakes

I think the name says it all with these delicious bittersweet chocolate valentine cupcakes with buttercream frosting.  This recipe was adapted from the original Hershey’s chocolate cake recipe and it is so simple to make and so delicious that it makes the perfect valentine gift 

Homemade Golden Milk Ice Cream

Homemade Golden Milk Ice Cream

This homemade golden milk ice cream uses a vanilla ice cream base with the addition of golden milk spices to add warmth and flavor. You can use this recipe for homemade vanilla ice cream as well and it is so delicious. Golden milk ice cream 

Eggnog Snowball Cookies

Eggnog Snowball Cookies

Eggnog snowball cookies are my latest delicious creation when I was thinking of ways to have festive holiday cookies that tasted amazing but were all natural and didn’t use dyes or sprinkles. I was also thinking of the easiest way to make cookies on demand 

Easy and Delicious Mixed Berry Crisp

Easy and Delicious Mixed Berry Crisp

This easy and delicious mixed berry crisp is a great recipe to have on hand if you want to make a quick dessert. Because it uses frozen berries and pantry staples, you will probably have most ingredients available and be able to whip up this 

Basil Olive Oil Cake with Sweet Whipped Cream

Basil Olive Oil Cake with Sweet Whipped Cream

Basil olive oil cake is an amazing fresh twist on the classic Italian olive oil cake.  The sweet basil lends a beautiful aromatic flavor to the cake without overpowering it.  The olive oil makes this cake rich but not overly heavy. It is really easy 

The Best Salted Shortbread Cookie

The Best Salted Shortbread Cookie

These salted shortbread cookies are easy enough to make for a quick sweet treat and special enough to make at the holidays. So whether you are looking for a Christmas cookie recipe or just an easy shortbread recipe, these salted shortbread cookies have got you 

Vanilla Almond Layer Cake

Vanilla Almond Layer Cake

When you serve this almond cake, people will think it came from a bakery! For a perfect weekend treat, make this cake along with a delicious golden milk latte and you will be in heaven. If you are looking for an amazing dessert that tastes 

Vanilla and Pear Frangipane Tart with Puff Pastry

Vanilla and Pear Frangipane Tart with Puff Pastry

Vanilla and pear frangipane tart is definitely a mouthful to say but making it couldn’t be any easier. It is so absolutely delicious! The inspiration for this nut free version of the traditional French Frangipane is because I just ran out of almond meal and 

Best Cranberry Sauce with Sugared Cranberries

Best Cranberry Sauce with Sugared Cranberries

Cranberry sauce with sugared cranberries is my new favorite way to eat cranberry sauce and it will be yours too once you try it. In this recipe, the sugared cranberries add a pop of freshness to each bite of cranberry sauce, fixing the problem of