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Archive for the 'Christmas' Category

chocolate strawberry celebration cake

First, this picture was taken with an iPhone.  Usually I wouldn’t share it, but the cake was too amazing to keep quiet.  Ashley and I had so much fun making this together for Christmas Eve dinner.  Mom made a fabulous prime rib and the whole family feasted like we’ve never feasted before!  Our favorite part was most definitely Ashley’s chocolate buttercream – OUT OF THIS WORLD!  Absolutely amazing.

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chocolate covered cherry cookies

The moment I saw these I knew I had to make them.  Chocolate covered cherries in cookie form?  YES!  They were festive, different, easy, and delish.  Fun new twist for a cookie exchange this season.  Here’s the only thing, personally I would much prefer a fudgyer (that does not look right, is that a word?) cookie, so next time I’m going to try these cookie/brownie recipe from my Marshmallow Brownie Bites.  That’s just me, but I still found every bite of these very tasty and really enjoyed sharing them!

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super cute reindeer cookies

These were just for a little fun.  They’re so easy for kids to decorate and produce a cute and recognizeable outcome!  We had friends from age 2 – 9 decorating with chocolate and vanilla frosting and a variety of candy options.  Just use my favorite sugar cookie recipe, add some cocoa powder to the buttercream frosting (to taste) and decorate away!

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marble cake

Our Aunt Honey had a laugh that was like no other; big, unabashed, and absolutely infectious.  It brought a smile to every face as quickly as did a bite of her fabulous marble cake.  We drove to Richmond each holiday season eagerly discussing and anticipating both the laugh and the cake.  On the off year we didn’t make the trip, you could bet we’d receive a very heavy box in the mail delivering a fresh and beautiful marble cake wrapped securely in loads of foil.  She knew we just couldn’t do Christmas without it.

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