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There’s nothing like a good dessert to add a sweet finish to a wonderful meal.

Homemade Apple Fritter Recipe with Cinnamon and Sugar

  Is there anything better than a simple delicious dessert that takes less than 30 minutes to make?  If you love these types of recipes then you will fall head over heels for this Homemade Apple Fritter Recipe with Cinnamon and Sugar.  Apple fritters are those tasty odd shaped donuts that you see at your local donut shop usually covered in some sort of glaze.  While I usually dig the glaze, I thought a cinnamon and sugar dusting would be more complimentary to the apples as well as the vanilla bean ice cream and honey I put over top! If…

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Ricotta Olive Oil Cake Recipe with Lemon and Almonds

  As I look to put my foot down on the foods I chose to make I can’t help but give tribute to the ones who came before us and have done it so well, and thank goodness to whomever created the Olive Oil Cake Recipe.  Why on earth anyone ever thought about putting olive oil in a cake recipe is beyond me, but man did they know what’s up!  There’s a reason the classic recipes are called the classics, it’s because they are ALWAYS delicious.  While I am absolutely obsessed with a lot of these more traditional recipes, whether…

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Homemade Struffoli Recipe with Honey and Pecans

The last time I went to make struffoli, or as some may know it, pignolata, I was a total hack.  I was chef’n on the site Fix My Recipe and was trying to recall as much about food as I could even after being out of it for a few years at that point.  I was doing the site because I loved food and loved video but I was pretty young and didn’t quite have the passion and experience I needed.  When I made the struffoli back then the little dough balls were rock solid and honestly tasted like nothing…

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Egg Nog Crème Brulee Recipe with Kahlua and Whipped Cream

Believe it or not, one of my favorite things during the Christmas season is egg nog.  It was something I couldn’t stand as a kid, but man do I love it now! It’s not like I’m chugging gallons at a time, but I do love a nice cold glass of egg nog.  With all that in mind, I figured mixing some into some crème brulee – along with some Kahlua – would be a pretty good idea. Man was I right! It’s delicious and not ridiculously easy to make, believe it or not. Traditionally, you want to put everything in…

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Chocolate and Orange Panettone Recipe

I remember growing up in Detroit and always going to these huge extravagant Christmas Eve parties at my dad’s side of the family.  They were absolutely loaded with food, music, games and fun.  If you know an Italian just ask them about how much food is rolled out on any holiday throughout the year, you’ll be floored.  Honestly, you’d think we were getting ready to feed the entire neighborhood with the amount of food that is made.  There were literally several different tables set up by courses for you to go through and pick what you’d like to eat.  Obviously…

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Red Wine Poached Pear Tart with Ganache Frangipane Recipe

So I’m thinking about coming up with a series of recipes based on what’s leftover in my refrigerator and cabinets, and I just happen to have some pears, almond meal and ganache leftover so it was easy to come up with this recipe.  I did do a thing quite a few years ago called “eating through the kitchen cabinets,” because I just had so much stuff leftover after cooking all day.  I do realize that I most likely have more bizarre and just more of leftovers in general than most regular folks, but regardless it’s good to get inspiration on…

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Pumpkin Cookie Icebox Cake Recipe with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

I’ve made icebox cakes a few times and every single time I do it’s seriously gone in like 2 days.  We actually don’t eat all of it ourselves, we usually have people over to enjoy it with us but dang is it just so good!  Since we are right around the corner from thanksgiving I decided to make this icebox cake seasonally appropriate by making the cookie portion, pumpkin and it did not disappoint.  Pumpkin just goes so well with cream, honestly just as good as peaches do, and since the cookies aren’t overly sweet, it’s just a fantastic combination…

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Homemade Sweet Potato Pie Recipe with Marshmallow Merengue

When I was a kid I wasn’t too adventurous when it came to trying new foods, and the holidays were filled with things I had never heard of.  We spent thanksgiving and Christmas at my grandparents’ house and we always hung out and ate in the basement.  When it came to dessert time there were the usuals, apple pie, pumpkin pie, ice cream, etc.  However, I do remember one time someone, can’t quite recall who it was (maybe my Uncle Jack), who brought a sweet potato pie.  I couldn’t quite grasp the concept of a potato pie because to this…

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