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Pineapple Coconut God Bless America Cake
Well with a name like God Bless America cake you know this has to be good! With an iteration of this hailing from a Cajun cookbook, this is also known as Cajun cake, but really the name isn’t what’s important here – it’s how great this cake is! A moist, fruit-filled cake that’s topped with a nutty, caramel frosting that truly is the icing on the cake, literally and figuratively.
Classic Shortbread Cookies
Sometimes the classics are the best. Carmel crunch chocolate chip cookies are fine and dandy, but I get cravings for plain shortbread cookies far more often than I do those loaded chocolate cookies. There’s something so satisfying about buttery, crumbly, not-too-sweet shortbread that makes this is a forever recipe in my household.
Old-Fashioned Brown Sugar Fudge
I could tell you all about how this Brown Sugar Fudge has been around for centuries. I could tell you that it’s also known as penuche and how it was probably first made popular by Portuguese whaling families in New England in the 1700s. I could tell you all about how simple it is to make with just five ingredients and a little bit of time on the stovetop.
Classic Peppermint Bark
To me, Peppermint Bark is the quintessential Christmas candy. It’s melty chocolate, it’s cool peppermint, it’s a classic candy cane crunch… it’s wonderful, and it’s awfully pretty to boot. But making it myself has never been a tradition of mine – I’ve always just relied on the hope of someone giving me a shiny silver tin of it as a gift. And while that usually works out, no one needs that kind of stress or uncertainty in their life so I decided it was time to go ahead and make my own.
Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake - the perfect holiday treat!
I’m in love with this Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake! It’s a cross between the cranberry bars at Starbucks and fluffy, slightly spiced cake. This cake is topped with cream cheese frosting, sprinkled with more cranberries, and finally drizzled with white chocolate
Apple Fritter Pull-Apart Bread
An apple fritter is like a celebration of fall in one little package. A sweet, doughy delight filled with tender spiced apples and perfectly fried… and don’t forget the sugary glaze that tops it. Well, we’ve got an option for you that hits all those same notes but is a lot more shareable and way easier to make at home – Apple Fritter Pull-Apart Bread!
7-Up Pound Cake
There are a few vintage recipes that make us question the taste of our forebearers. But, there are others that are so good we puzzle at how they haven’t made into everyone’s recipe box yet. 7-Up pound cake in one of the latter, a moist and rich cake with just the perfect amount of citrus zing.
Spiced Roasted Almonds
Before I tell you how to make these, let me wax poetic for a bit about how incredibly good they are. You already know what an almond is like so let me start with the spice blend – it’s largely cinnamon but has enough other components going on that it just smells (and tastes) like a warm menagerie of seasonal spices. Five different people walked through my house the day I made these and every single one exclaimed “It smells amazing in here!”
Sweet Snack Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Glazed Nuts
Any time we go to a street fair, we can’t help but look forward to the delightful smell of roasting almonds, especially the candied, cinnamon-sugar-glazed almonds. We used to think we could only enjoy them at a fair or carnival, but that doesn’t have to be the case…. It’s actually easy to make and enjoy this tasty snack at home!
Hot Chocolate On A Stick - the perfect holiday treat!
It’s those cold, stormy days when we really feel like nothing would be better than staying cozied up indoors, snuggled up in a warm blanket with a huge, steaming mug of hot chocolate to help ward up off the cold. Now, we used to reach for those hot chocolate packets that we could easily dump into a cup of hot milk, but we’ve since made hot-chocolate-on-a-stick and are pretty convinced we’re never going back to our old way.